Finding reasons to be thankful

November 16, 2007 When Jeanne and Matthew Mangus were told their unborn child had spina bifida they were given a choice. They could keep the baby or have an abortion.

Southside sewer may be extended

November 16, 2007 SOUTHSIDE — A survey shows that 84 percent of those responding so far want Southside sewer service extended to the Allen Chapel Road area, Manager John Richardson told the Southside Public Water

County judge affirms appraisals

November 16, 2007 Independence County Judge Bill Hicks affirmed both the FutureFuel Chemical Company and Town Plaza tax appraisals Thursday.

“Super project” has landed

November 15, 2007 A “super project” that hit Arkansas is inching its way into southern Independence County, Danny Games, director of corporate development for Chesapeake Energy Corp., told Batesville Rot

Council considers budget for 2008

November 15, 2007 The Batesville City Council has a big task ahead, reducing the current $382,000 discrepancy in the 2008 budget.

Council hears funding needs

November 15, 2007 It’s budget time, and that is evident by those coming to the Batesville City Council with various requests.

Driver uninjured in rollover

November 15, 2007 After losing control of her car and running off the road twice before overturning, a Desha woman walked away from a one-vehicle crash at the bottom of Ramsey Mountain Wednesday afternoon.

Sharp County employees get pay raise for 2008

November 15, 2007 ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court on Tuesday approved a 2008 general budget that includes pay raises for employees along with a streamlined pay scale.

Bid submitted for property

November 14, 2007 ASH FLAT — Sharp County justices of the peace agreed Tuesday to recommend the county’s approval board accept the only bid received for the former Sharp Nursing Home property.