Bloody man taken to jail

January 11, 2007 Responding to a disturbance call Tuesday night where a man was throwing his belongings into the yard, Independence County deputies were confronted by a man with bloody hands claiming he had been expos

Sharp County Web site gets facelift in ’06

January 11, 2007 ASH FLAT — Sharp County’s Web site at was revamped during the last half of 2006, according to county officials and Bob Lauer, who served as the county judge’s adm

New resources offered to UACCB students

January 11, 2007 Students at University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville who are undecided about their college major,  career goals, writing a resumé, preparing for a job interview or finding a

Frazier appointed UACCB interim chancellor

January 10, 2007 Dr. B. Alan Sugg announced this morning that Deborah Frazier will serve as interim chancellor at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville effective Feb. 5.

Officers checking into fire

January 10, 2007 DESHA — A suspicious fire that might have started in multiple locations of a Desha home around noon Tuesday is under investigation by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. 

Bad Boy building nets $400,000 grant

January 10, 2007 MELBOURNE—The Melbourne Industrial Development Corporation has received approval for a $400,000 grant to be used for improvements to the Bad Boy Mower building, formerly the Boeing plant.

Authority buys land for treatment plant

January 10, 2007 SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board handed over a check for land needed for a wastewater treatment plant Tuesday and agreed to make an offer on other property needed for a sew

Calico Rock couple arrested in dog attack

January 10, 2007 MELBOURNE — A Sage man has been accused of purposely damaging the speaker system at a Melbourne fast food business, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence.

State witnesses dispute defense

January 10, 2007 ASH FLAT — The traditional black-eyed peas and corn bread Stephen Furr had prepared for New Year’s Day were still on the stove when authorities found him stabbed to death the second day of

County ends ’06 with high tax returns, new officials

January 10, 2007 After ending 2005 with deficit spending and the worst budget seen in several years, County Judge Bill Hicks was determined to keep spending under control for 2006 and asked county department heads to