Armed man threatens mother of small child

July 26, 2007 A west Batesville man who reportedly threatened to shoot the mother of their small child was arrested Wednesday afternoon, according to Deputy Michael Anderson of the Independence County Sheriff&rsquo

Wanted by the Independence County Sheriff

July 26, 2007 The following list of persons with active warrants is issued by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Wanted persons are listed by their name, date of birth, city and number of warrants.

2007 attendance up at Sharp County Fair

July 26, 2007 ASH FLAT — Baby Miss, Baby Mr., Tiny Miss and Tiny Mr. winners were crowned Wednesday during the second night of the Sharp County Fair, pageant director Sue Billiot said.

Hanging victim identified

July 26, 2007 A woman found hanging from a tree limb at Locust Grove Wednesday morning has been identified as 40-year-old Elizabeth Yvette Crutcher of Independence County.

Preschoolers learn about wild weather

July 26, 2007 DESHA — Four-year-old Dalton Teague already may have honed in on a future career as a meteorologist. The preschooler loves to talk about weather.

Hanging probed

July 25, 2007 Local authorities are investigating the report of the hanging death of a woman at the Batesville Motor Speedway complex in Locust Grove.

Independence County inmate found with cell phone

July 25, 2007 In jail on assault charges, after he allegedly tried to run down a drug task force officer, a Batesville man is now facing further charges after jail officials reported finding a cell phone in his cel

Construction worker arrested in Melbourne

July 25, 2007 MELBOURNE — A construction worker at the site of the new Melbourne High School was arrested last week for domestic assault, according to Izard County Tate Lawrence.

Weekend arrests, theft reported

July 25, 2007 A traffic stop early Sunday morning resulted in two people going to jail on alcohol-related charges, according to Independence County Deputy Shawn Stephens.