BPA accepting grant applicants

September 8, 2008 Batesville Preservation Association has announced that it will consider awarding grants of up to $2,000 per year for the stabilization, renovation and/or preservation of an Independence County buildin


September 8, 2008 Kaylee Anne Mathews

Area Briefs

September 8, 2008 Patriotic dinner planned HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN - Hutchinson Mountain Church of Christ will host its seventh annual Patriotic Dinner and Program Sunday at Hutchinson Mountain Community Center.

Memorial service/grave dedication set

September 8, 2008 A memorial service and grave marker dedication have been set for 2 p.m. Sunday in the Old Jeffery Cemetery located near Mount Olive (Izard County) to honor Capt.

Crash kills 24-year-old

September 8, 2008 A 24-year-old Newark woman was killed and a Newark man injured in an early Sunday morning crash near Sulphur Rock, according to Arkansas State Police Trooper Jeremy Hughes.

2nd walk planned

September 8, 2008 Batesville's 2nd Friday Downtown Wander and Wonder Walk will continue on Friday, announced Paula Grimes, Main Street Batesville executive director.

Arrests made in burglaries

September 5, 2008 Three arrests have been made and more are expected following a series of commercial burglaries and vandalism at area businesses, according to the Independence County Sheriff's Office.

Free GED classes offered

September 5, 2008 NEWPORT - Arkansas State University-Newport is offering free GED classes, according to a news release.