Bus travel service boarding now

May 27, 2008 Area travelers looking to beat high gas prices while enjoying trips to their favorite shopping and entertainment spots now have an excellent alternative, according to Ron LaRose, owner and operator of

Local author visits Teacher 2 Teacher

May 27, 2008 Teacher 2 Teacher Bookstore was transported into the past May 10 with a visit from author and living historian Bryce A. Chandler of Pocahontas.

Democratic committee to meet

May 27, 2008 The Independence County Democratic Committee will meet at 6 tonight at Western Sizzlin for a Dutch treat dinner meeting.

Medical center progress continues

May 27, 2008 Mountain View - CT (computed tomography) is available again at Stone County Medical Center, according to Karen Craft, administrator.

Medical center progress continues

May 27, 2008 Mountain View - CT (computed tomography) is available again at Stone County Medical Center, according to Karen Craft, administrator.

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.