Pane ends – Resolution finalizes window debate on lower Main Street

September 1, 2009 Members of the Historic District Commission agreed to move forward when they met Monday night and put a conflict with a downtown property owner to rest.Two issues were on the agenda: One dealt with a compliance issue at the lower end of Main Street while the other was the appointment of a preservation enforcement officer.Chairman Terrell Tebbetts read a resolution concerning the installation of a window at 155 W. Main concerning a Certificate of Appropriateness and asked the commissioners to approve it before they discussed the issue.

Dugard’s story gives hope to some

August 31, 2009 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Patty Wetterling keeps a scrapbook of news clippings about abducted children being reunited with their families years later. It’s a source of hope for Wetterling, whose son, Jacob, was abducted nearly 20 years ago in central Minnesota.Soon, Wetterling will add another child’s story to her book: Jaycee Lee Dugard’s.

Sex Signals to perform Tuesday night at Lyon

August 31, 2009 Sex Signals, performers who provide a humorous but in-your-face look at issues surrounding dating, sex and date rape on college campuses, will perform at Lyon College at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Holloway Theatre. “The show explores how mixed messages, gender role stereotypes and unrealistic fantasies contribute to misunderstandings between the sexes,” according to a news release.

Area schools take part in technology education event

August 31, 2009 Jonesboro — A group of Arkansas State University faculty recently presented a Technology Education through eXploration of Teaching Science (TEXTS) workshop to 15 middle school students and four teachers on July 6-7.

Newark builder charged with deception

August 31, 2009  A Newark builder has been charged with 14 counts of theft by deception, four of them felonies, after he reportedly accepted money for building materials and repairs, but never completed the work, according to a circuit court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Lt. Brenda Bittle.On July 13, Steven Sturdivant filed a deception report with the sheriff’s office saying that he had hired Richard Massey Jr., 30, of 100 Helen Lane, to do some work on his barn and had given Massey two checks for materials and labor.

Umbrella used to hide identity

August 31, 2009  An early morning burglary by a man carrying an umbrella to hide his identity has police scratching their heads.Security video shows a man with an umbrella covering his face and half his body, entering the back door of the adult education building at the University of Arkansas Community College Batesville around 1:30 Thursday morning, according to Independence County Deputy Ben Keener.

Burglary patrol leads to arrest

August 31, 2009  Routine burglary patrol in the area of Broad and Fowler streets by an Independence County deputy led to the arrest of an 18-year-old Batesville man around 1:30 Monday morning.Deputy Patrick Collins said he was patrolling in the business area when he saw a man walk out of the darkness, cross Broad Street and head in a westerly direction, crossing the parking lot of an empty business.Collins said he stopped the man and identified him as Cory Edward King, who seemed to be nervous.

Two arrested after accidents

August 31, 2009  Two people have been arrested on a variety of traffic violations following separate early morning accidents, according to Independence County authorities.Deputy Dustin Robbins said he responded to a 911 call of an accident just east of Salado on Highway 14 around 4 this morning where the driver was trying to hitch a ride.Robbins said when he arrived at the scene he found a 2000 Dodge pickup that had run off the road and hit a tree, but no one was around.

AARP executive meeting set

August 31, 2009 A Batesville AARP executive meeting is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday in the community room at Citizens Bank Annex.This event is open to board members and AARP members.The committee will discuss the chapter’s annual picnic.

Chuckwagon races set

August 31, 2009 CLINTON — A popular and unique event in The Natural State, the 24th annual National Championship Chuckwagon Races will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Clinton, according to a news release.In addition to chuckwagon races, there will be a Snowy River race, bronc fanning, camping, trail rides, horseback activities, concerts, Western trade show, clinics and non-denominational church services. For more information visit or call (501) 745-8407.