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.

High school dropout earns GED, degree

August 1, 2008 Angela Goodwin dropped out of Batesville High School during her senior year in 1995. "I didn't really see the point of graduating," she said. "I already had a job."