Cynthia Blankenship earns juris doctorate

August 18, 2008 Cynthia E. Blankenship of Batesville has received the juris doctorate degree from the University of Miami School of Law in graduation ceremonies May 18 at the Miami Convocation Center.

Family & Friends Briefs

August 18, 2008 Colored pencil workshop slated Batesville Area Arts Council will host a Beginners Colored Pencil Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Batesville Art Gallery.

Hot woman arrested on highway

August 18, 2008 A woman wanting a bottle of water was arrested while sitting on the side of the highway Thursday afternoon, according to Independence County Deputy Duane Grice.

Stolen property recovered from vacant house

August 18, 2008 Acting on a tip from a citizen, officers with the Independence County Sheriff's Office were able to recover several cases of stolen soft drinks and other items from a vacant house Saturday.

Area Briefs

August 18, 2008 Batesville School Board to meet New employees of the Batesville School District will be at today's school board meeting. The meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. at the high school media center.

Local girl authors book

August 18, 2008 Tabby Lynn has a big imagination - so big, in fact, that it spills onto paper.

Child injured

August 18, 2008 A bush hogging accident Saturday afternoon sent a 5-year-old boy to Arkansas Children's Hospital with extensive injuries, according to Pleasant Plains Marshal Matt Thomas.

Gwatney service planned for today

August 18, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Bill and Hillary Clinton planned to join hundreds of people at a Little Rock church today to mourn the death of Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Bill Gwatney.