Lillard to leave Extension

January 20, 2016 When a position came open at the Independence County Extension Office as an administrative specialist, Sharon Lillard was a shoo-in. After all, she’d been …

3 sentenced for drug trafficking charges

January 20, 2016 EL DORADO (AP) — Three southern Arkansas men have been sentenced to a total of more than 30 years for drug trafficking offenses stemming …

Parole board denies two

January 20, 2016 LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Parole Board has found applications for pardon made by two people convicted in Independence County for drugs and other …

Blood donations needed this winter

January 20, 2016 The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make a lifesaving commitment to donate blood. Britton Lund made her first blood donation as …

Ozarka accepting online donations

January 20, 2016 MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Foundation has announced the ability to now accept online donations, according to a news release. Donors can support …

Benton Co. sheriff arrested

January 20, 2016 BENTONVILLE (AP) — Benton County Sheriff Kelley Cradduck has been arrested on two charges, including one felony. Cradduck was arrested on a felony …