Teen tells of beatings at compound

October 22, 2008 TEXARKANA (AP) - A teenager who said he was beaten three times at Tony Alamo's compound in Fouke took the stand today as a witness for prosecutors arguing that the evangelist shouldn't be releas

Operation Shoe Boxes to begin

October 22, 2008 MELBOURNE - Melbourne Community Church, located just south of Melbourne on Highway 69, will be a relay center for Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes. The relay center will be open 11a.m.-2 p.m.

Area bakers win awards at state fair

October 22, 2008 LITTLE ROCK - A Newark woman has been named among the winners of the Open Baked Foods Competition at the Arkansas State Fair.

Trail of Lights brochures now available

October 22, 2008 The leaves have just started to change into their fall colors and it's time to plan for Christmas. The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights brochure for 2008 is now available.

Area Briefs

October 22, 2008 Old Independence museum to host Homeschool Day

Stolen saddles recovered with annoymous tip

October 22, 2008 A citizen's tip has led to the recovery of several pieces of equestrian gear stolen from the Moody Barns in Pleasant Plains on Sept. 23, according to Pleasant Plains Marshall Matt Thomas.

Couple found shot in home

October 22, 2008 PLEASANT PLAINS - Two people were found dead in their Pleasant Plains home Tuesday.