Simpson awarded scholarship

September 12, 2008 CAVE CITY - Laura Simpson, a 2007 graduate of Cave City High School, has received a transfer scholarship from Arkansas State University at Jonesboro for the 2008-09 school year.

Lecture series planned

September 12, 2008 SEARCY - Dinesh D'Souza, best-selling author and fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, will open the 2008-09 American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series Sept.

Area Briefs

September 12, 2008 Ozarka board to meet MELBOURNE - The Ozarka College Board of Trustees will hold a regular quarterly meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Miller Education Complex at Melbourne.

Dog attacks reported; woman, child injured

September 12, 2008 Although Independence County has a vicious dog (animal) ordinance to protect its citizens, a Southside woman and a Sulphur Rock boy were reportedly injured in two separate instances of dog bites Wedne

Ken James to speak

September 12, 2008 Arkansas' commissioner of education is scheduled to speak at Lyon College this month.

Second phase of system axed

September 12, 2008 SOUTHSIDE - The Southside Public Water Authority board unanimously supports a quarter-cent sales tax proposal for local economic development.

Defense to appeal

September 12, 2008 WEST MEMPHIS (AP) - A defense lawyer for one of three men convicted in the 1993 slayings of three West Memphis boys said Thursday a notice of appeal would be filed within days of a judge's ruling

Man jailed on incest

September 12, 2008 A 20-year-old Southside man is in the Independence County jail on charges of incest after he was reportedly caught having sex with a 50-year-old relative.

Shooting case filed

September 12, 2008 SEARCY - Without revealing a motive, Prosecuting Attorney Chris Raff of Searcy filed capital murder and attempted capital murder charges against a former Bald Knob police officer Thursday, White Cou