• Ivoy Magouyrk

    HOT SPRINGS — Ivoy Mildred Massey Magouyrk, 91, died Oct. 22, 2013, in a Hot Springs nursing home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Locust Grove Cemetery with Oteka Best officiating. Arrangements are by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville. Visitation will be …

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  • Anna Kelly

    Anna Kelly, 70, of Batesville died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born Oct. 3, 1943, in Sage, she was the daughter of Hill and Pearlene Melton Shell. She retired after 18 years of service at ConAgra. She enjoyed the Arkansas outdoors and …

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  • Hubert Clifton Sellers Jr. – Paid Obituary

    Hubert Clifton Sellers Jr., 79, of Batesville died Sunday, October 27, 2013, at his home. He was born August 20, 1934, at Wirth, Arkansas, the oldest child of Hubert Clifton and Mae Beatrice Break Sellers. He graduated from Hardy High School in 1953 and was …

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  • Tax campaign kicks off 1/4-cent would keep county tax same, not increase it

    The race to win over voters has begun. Supporters of the quarter-cent economic development tax gathered Monday in the new business park on White Drive to officially kick off its campaign, “Keep Independence County Growing.” A crowd of about 40 people were in attendance to …

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  • Heuer’s to close after 83 years; arts council purchases building

    Barbara Fitzpatrick had no intention of looking for a job when she left her house that morning in 1978 to go to the beauty shop. But underneath the hair dryer she saw the help wanted ad seeking a part-time salesperson at Heuer’s Shoes store in …

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  • Trying to visit jail ends in one arrest

    MELBOURNE — If you have a warrant for your arrest, maybe you shouldn’t try to visit an inmate in jail — or risk becoming one yourself. But for Rebecca Diane Wray, it’s a lesson that bears repeating. Wray was arrested Oct. 20 on a felony …

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  • Jackson Co. inmate dies

    NEWPORT — A Jackson County inmate died Sunday night after he went into cardiac arrest, according to Sheriff David Lucas. Anthony Maurice Reeves, 37, of Jonesboro was transported to Harris Hospital after jail personnel began CPR and called Newport Ambulance Service. Reeves was pronounced dead …

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  • JPs fund NADT, reduce others

    Most every organization that asked for a grant from the Independence County Quorum Court parks and recreation committee got one — even if it was less than what they had asked.   NADT approved According to the minutes of the meeting, representatives from various organizations …

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  • Driver wrecks, refuses Breathalyzer

    Admitting to wrecking his truck was one thing, agreeing to take a Breathalyzer was another. It still meant 62-year-old Larry Fred Canada was going to jail. Officer Darin Brewer said he was called to Pfeiffer Road Friday after a vehicle ran off the road and …

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  • Car stopped for speeding in parking lot; 2 men arrested

    Independence County Chief Deputy Alan Cockrill was working security at White River Medical Center Friday night when he noticed a Ford Taurus traveling at a high rate of speed across the parking lot and park between a Dodge and a Nissan. Cockrill said the passenger …

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  • Library calls special meeting

    The Independence County Library Board will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. today in the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 E. College St., to discuss the possibility of a new library location. Meetings are open to the public. The former Bank of America building was …

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  • 1 killed, 2 injured in wreck

    SMITHVILLE — A 19-year-old Strawberry man was killed and two people were injured following a one-vehicle accident in Smithville Monday night. Dylan T. Brady was killed when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving southbound on Lawrence County Road 269 in Smithville and …

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