Roettger to retire from Lyon

April 17, 2008 Dr. Walter Roettger, president of Lyon College since 1998, today announced his retirement from the presidency at the conclusion of the 2008-09 academic year.

Horses help promote literacy project

April 17, 2008 SULPHUR ROCK - It was a book about a little black pony that brought more than 250 cowboy boot, hat and bandana-wearing first-graders from the Batesville School District to the Sulphur Rock campus Fr

Deadlines extended for taxes

April 16, 2008 Taxpayers in several counties in Arkansas do not have to honor the normal deadline, which was Tuesday, for filing federal or state tax returns and paying any amount due, because of being listed as dis

Walgreens coming

April 16, 2008 Walgreens has finally found a corner in Batesville. The nation's largest drug store chain has presented plans to the Batesville Code Enforcement Office and applied for building permits.

Feds raid local poultry plant

April 16, 2008 As daylight broke over the parking lot at a local poultry plant this morning, workers were met by extra security guards in the form of federal and local law enforcement officers.

Coffee shop opens

April 15, 2008 Get within 10 feet of the front door of College Street Coffee and the aromas of fresh brewed coffees, teas and hot soups will instantly make one's mouth water.

County asked to pay medical bills

April 15, 2008 ASH FLAT - A former Sharp County inmate who died in a hospital of natural causes in late February ran up medical bills and the county is being asked to pay those bills, County Judge Larry Brown and

Tackling cancer

April 15, 2008 It was a football injury last year and several undiscovered broken ribs that sent local business owner Brandon Benoit to the hospital.