Police seize $1.3M of cocaine

August 1, 2008 WEST MEMPHIS (AP) - The Arkansas Highway Police has seized more than $1 million worth of cocaine from a tractor-trailer on Interstate 40 near West Memphis.

Thefts, burglaries reported

August 1, 2008 Thieves struck a storage building in the Charlotte area within the last week and took some $4,925 in items, according to Independence County Deputy Michael Anderson.

Princeton Review names Lyon to list

August 1, 2008 The Princeton Review has again named Lyon College a "Best Southeastern College," based on results from its "2009 Best Colleges," a distinction Lyon has earned for the past five consecutive yea

BIRTHS

August 1, 2008 Andrue Ryan Dittmar

New Beginnings receives funding from foundation

August 1, 2008 ASH FLAT - The Sharp County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Arkansas Community Foundation, presented New Beginnings Pregnancy Help Center a grant for $5,600 to help relocate and establish

Area Briefs

August 1, 2008 Police find stolen property

Watermelon festival events announced

August 1, 2008 CAVE CITY - Watermelon judging details and the entertainment lineup have been released for the 29th annual Cave City Watermelon Festival, set for Aug. 7-9.

Price hikes influence changes on lunch menu

August 1, 2008 MELBOURNE - Rising food costs and delinquent lunch tabs are forcing the Melbourne School District to raise its price of lunch by a quarter and milk by 5 cents.

Fair picks up steam

August 1, 2008 ASH FLAT - The Sharp County Fair just keeps picking up steam as it nears the end of its five-day run. The fair continues through Saturday.