Offices to close for holiday

January 15, 2016 The Independence County Library will be closed Saturday through Monday in observance of Martin L. King Jr. Day, and will re-open at 9 a.m.

County bee set

January 15, 2016 The Independence County Spelling Bee will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 19 in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at …

Parole board denies murderer’s request

January 15, 2016 LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Parole Board has denied a request for a lesser sentence for a former Cherokee Village man convicted of first-degree …

Couple differ on how Realtor died

January 15, 2016 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A man accused of killing an Arkansas real estate agent is trying to convince a jury that he and the …

Student ‘accidentally’ shot in back

January 15, 2016 CAMDEN (AP) — Police say a student has been accidentally shot on the Harmony Grove School District campus in Camden. Ouachita County Sheriff …

Clarification

January 15, 2016 Independence County Election Commission chairwoman June Fournier spoke of an area aging “agency” that would transport seniors to vote in Wednesday’s newspaper edition, but …

Cushman council to meet

January 15, 2016 CUSHMAN — The Cushman City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Cushman community center to review bills and hear department reports.

Museum offers field trips

January 15, 2016 LITTLE ROCK — Historic Arkansas Museum is celebrating its 75th diamond anniversary by offering free educational field trip programs to any school in Arkansas …