Nelson running for JP

March 5, 2008 Larry Nelson has announced his candidacy for Independence County justice of the peace District 7.

Man allegedly high on fumes

March 5, 2008 A Batesville man reportedly caught shoplifting at Wal-Mart Monday morning may have been high from sniffing paint, according to investigating officer Fred Friar with the Independence County Sheriff'

UPS employee recognized for volunteerism

March 5, 2008 Colin Patterson's love of fishing has somehow evolved into doing good works. Now, he has become one of only a handful in the United States recognized by UPS for his volunteerism.

Car, cash seized

March 5, 2008 SEARCY - A Chevrolet Corvette and almost $3,500 in cash were seized Feb. 27 after the Pangburn Police Department stopped the vehicle for a minor traffic violation, White County Sheriff's Cpl.

Izard County — Wet or dry?

March 5, 2008 HORSESHOE BEND - Twenty years ago voters in Izard County soundly defeated the idea of changing the county from dry to wet.

Wilkes withdraws as candidate

March 4, 2008 EVENING SHADE - Buell Wilkes of Evening Shade announced Thursday that he is withdrawing as a candidate for re-election to the District 9 justice of the peace seat on the Sharp County Quorum Court.

Danny Carter to run for JP

March 4, 2008 Danny Carter has announced his bid for election as an Independence County justice of the peace for District 8, subject to the May Democratic primary.


March 4, 2008 Candidates began filing for local elected positions Monday and as of 10:15 this morning, 18 candidates had filed for various positions in Independence County. Those filings include:

Missing man found dead

March 4, 2008 A Batesville man missing for more than month was found dead in a house condemned just last week by the city council.

Passion Play to begin Friday

March 4, 2008 SOUTHSIDE - "My Jesus," this year's Passion Play at Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, tells the story of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection through the eyes of a fictional character