June 18, 2008 Batesville High The students listed below made the honor roll for the second semester of the 2007-08 school year at Batesville High School, according to a news release:

Drug hold placed on man following police scuffle

June 18, 2008 A routine traffic stop for not using a turn signal Monday afternoon led to the arrest of a Batesville man on drug charges and battery of a police officer, according to Independence County Deputy Ernie

Reports of accidents lead to DWI arrests

June 18, 2008 After allegedly admitting that he smoked "pot" every day and just prior to running off into a ditch, a Cave City man was arrested on multiple traffic charges Thursday night.

Arson, shootings investigated by authorities

June 18, 2008 Two burglaries where shots were fired and an arson that destroyed a home on Sky View Lane Saturday, have been reported to the Independence County Sheriff's Office.

Family & Friends Briefs

June 18, 2008 Quartet to sing The Calvary Quartet will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church, located at 18th and Lyon streets in Batesville. The event is open to the public.

Area Briefs

June 18, 2008 Free meals offered to children

Diesel fuel, ATVs stolen

June 18, 2008 Local authorities have no suspects in the theft of about 730 gallons of diesel fuel from a local business, according to Independence County Deputy Bret Ward.

Moving Up Arkansas wraps up at Lyon

June 18, 2008 More than 40 migrant students are finishing up their work toward earning credits that will be transferred to their high schools this week at Lyon College.

Alcohol proposal could be on ballot

June 18, 2008 HARDY (AP) - Backers of a plan that would allow alcohol sales in Sharp County say they've gathered enough signatures to put the initiative on the November ballot.