Appeal denied

September 18, 2007 The Independence County Equalization Board has denied FutureFuel Chemical Company’s appeal.

Alert citizen foils burglary, two in custody

September 18, 2007 Two suspects are in custody and a third is being sought in the burglary of Cord-Charlotte Elementary of the Cedar Ridge School District in the early morning hours Sunday.

Weekend wrecks claim two lives

September 17, 2007 Two people died and three others were injured in separate Sunday afternoon accidents, according to Arkansas State Police reports.

Water treatment to change; costs may go up

September 17, 2007 SOUTHSIDE — Environmental Protection Agency rule changes regarding surface water treatment plants is likely to cause costs to go up for customers of the Southside system, the Southside Public Wa

School board discusses

September 14, 2007 MELBOURNE — How much to spend on the football field at the new high school campus is a decision too important to make in haste, so the Melbourne School Board members have given themselves a few

Children honored

September 14, 2007 Thousands of family members marked the loss of their children Tuesday, on the sixth anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, but closer to home others remembering their own children who have died. 

Task force considers waste fee

September 14, 2007 Let someone else deal with it. That’s the attitude toward solid waste that most other counties the size of Independence County have taken, according to Judge Bill Hicks.