Gassville gets new siren

August 8, 2008 GASSVILLE (AP) - The city of Gassville finally has replaced its sole tornado siren, six months after its old one was destroyed in a tornado outbreak that killed 14 across the state.

Work to start on rice hulls-to-fuel plant

August 8, 2008 STUTTGART (AP) - Work is to begin later this month on an $80 million plant that is to convert rice products to ethanol. The plant is to employ about 200 people.


August 8, 2008 Bethany Renee Baltes

Family & Friends Briefs

August 8, 2008 Church to host quartet The Blackwood Brothers quartet will perform at 7 tonight at First Baptist Church, located at 610 E. Main St. in Batesville.

Area Briefs

August 8, 2008 Lincoln to be in Batesville Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln will be in Independence County next week, traveling across the state during Congress' annual August work period.

Filings under way

August 8, 2008 The municipal filing period is now open, and since Wednesday only one person has filed for a municipal position in Independence County. The filing period runs through Aug. 26.