Pistol, machete found at domestic site

July 29, 2008 Police say they found a 9 mm Luger pistol and a three-foot machete in the home of a man being charged with domestic violence Monday afternoon.

Polling site approved

July 29, 2008 NEWARK - The Cedar Ridge School Board heard some good news at its meeting last week.

Spay/neuter clinic announced

July 29, 2008 MELBOURNE - Izard County Animal Rescue Effort will host the Arkansas for Animals low-cost, mobile spay/neuter clinic on Aug. 12-14 at the Mount Pleasant Community Center and fire station.

Area Briefs

July 29, 2008 Fire destroys home Lightning is believed to be the cause of a blaze that destroyed the Laverne and Connie Clark residence at 95 Midwest Lane Sunday morning.

Quarter-cent sales tax sought

July 29, 2008 The Independence County Quorum Court will be going to voters soon and asking for a countywide sales tax for economic development.

Golf Briefs

July 28, 2008 Evian Masters EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France - Helen Alfredsson won her first LPGA Tour title in five years, defeating rookie Na Yeon Choi in a playoff.