Rape reported

May 27, 2008 The sudden weight of a man on top of her startled a Batesville woman awake just before she was raped at knife point, according to investigators with the Independence County Sheriff's Office.

Downtown scrutinized

May 27, 2008 Batesville is fortunate to have so many wonderful assets, from its historic homes, churches and theaters, to the White River and Poke Bayou access.

Passing the spatula

May 27, 2008 NEWARK - When Moore's Dairy Creme reopens in June, customers might notice some changes to the 54-year-old business.

Wanted man reported missing

May 22, 2008 A man who went to work on Wednesday but did not come home has been listed as a missing person with the Independence County Sheriff's Office.

Local graduate earns scholarship

May 22, 2008 Colten Scott Marlin, a graduate of Cave City High School, has accepted a Chancellor's Scholarship to attend Arkansas State University.

Trolley Car Day features entertainment, parade

May 22, 2008 SULPHUR ROCK - Rockin' Luke Stroud of Cave City and the 50s Beat will be the featured entertainment Saturday at the Sulphur Rock Trolley Car Day festival, Mayor Kendall Batson said.

Trolley car created many memories

May 22, 2008 SULPHUR ROCK - During its 36 years of operation, the Sulphur Rock trolley created memories that have lasted almost a century.

County to look at new warning system

May 22, 2008 Reportedly obsolete when they were installed in 1987, the 24 weather sirens across Independence County are fast becoming nonfunctional, according to county authorities.