Report shows growth in local health care services

October 2, 2008 Nearly 10,000 people will spend at least one night at White River Health System in Batesville, according to statistics revealed by Gary Bebow, administrator and chief executive officer.

Congress OKs rail study

October 2, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Congress has approved a bill that calls for a feasibility study on a passenger high-speed rail service between Little Rock and Memphis.

House to vote again on financial rescue

October 2, 2008 WASHINGTON (AP) - House members are getting another chance to vote on a financial bailout bill that has infuriated millions of voters after the Senate added tax cuts and other sweeteners and passed

Man to get new trial

October 2, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a Smackover man sentenced to life in prison for killing his girlfriend after she broke up with him.

Ark. parolees to be drug tested again

October 2, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Arkansas can once again conduct drug tests on its probationers and parolees, after agreeing to have some of the tests confirmed by an independent laboratory.

Scout jamboree slated

October 2, 2008 JONESBORO - Junior Girl Scouts are invited to attend the Junior Jamboree Weekend 2008 on Oct. 25 at Camp Crossed Arrows. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Maybelles to play in Mountain View

October 2, 2008 MOUNTAIN VIEW - The Maybelles, an Americana old-fashioned country trio, will be playing Oct. 8 at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View.

Religion Briefs

October 2, 2008 Special speaker to be at church New Faith Gospel Church will host a special speaker at 7 p.m. Saturday. Eddie Biggers will be the speaker. The church is located at 2550 E. Main St., Batesville.