Biggers running for JP seat

October 21, 2008 Lonnie Biggers is running as a Republican for the position of justice of the peace for District 8 of the Independence County Quorum Court.

Evening Shade man, 74, dies of gunshot

October 21, 2008 ASH FLAT - An Evening Shade man who shot himself in the chest about 12:45 p.m. Sunday died later in a Springfield, Mo., hospital, said Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver.

John 3:16 to host free concert

October 21, 2008 CHARLOTTE - The Beebe Believers will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday at John 3:16 Ministries near Charlotte. There will be no admission charge.

Retired coroner recalled

October 21, 2008 For 36 years George Barnett was on call as the Independence County coroner and claimed the title as the longest-serving Independence County official of record.

Wertz seeks new attorney

October 21, 2008 ASH FLAT - One year ago Steven Wertz sat in the courtroom dressed in a suit as he waited for the jury to decide the outcome of his trial.

Rule 37 dominates court

October 21, 2008 ASH FLAT ­- A woman convicted in the 2006 murder of a Cave City man was back in court Monday challenging the competency of her attorney.

Ruling on electric company refund pending

October 20, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Public Service Commission has yet to say how much Entergy Arkansas owes its customers after a finding almost two years ago that the company failed to keep adequate co