Municipal filing period nears

July 22, 2016 The filing period for 2016 municipal offices will open at 8 a.m. July 29 and run through noon Aug. 19, according to the Independence …

Board hires, approves transfers

July 22, 2016 The Batesville School Board hired a number of new employees and approved a list of student transfers at its regular monthly meeting that adjourned …

News of Other Days

July 22, 2016 36 YEARS AGO Miss Linda Cash has been selected as an “Outstanding Young Woman of America” for 1980, according to an announcement …

Nominations sought for preservation awards

July 22, 2016 LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ statewide historic preservation organization, Preserve Arkansas, is seeking nominations for the 2016 Arkansas Preservation Awards. The awards, presented at …

Workshops planned

July 22, 2016 POWHATAN — A market basket-weaving workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 13 at Powhatan Historic State Park. Admission is …

State to get $5.6M to fight Zika

July 22, 2016 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it will give Arkansas $5.6 million to fight the Zika virus.

Author plans book signings

July 21, 2016 Corinna Montgomery has planned a pair of book signings of “Clipped Wings” to begin later this month. Dates include: July 30 — …

Daughter accused of battery

July 21, 2016 MELBOURNE — Four people were arrested in a matter of days for domestic battery, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Tori Leann …