Gas leaks force evacuations

March 19, 2008 "I'm not going to risk my guys' lives trying to see if water is over a road." -Dan Melbourne

County, city deal with floodwaters

March 19, 2008 Rick Bunch, deputy coordinator for the Independence County Office of Emergency Management, said his office was fielding "20 to 30 (calls) every 15 minutes" this morning from people asking if the W

Cop saves drowning woman, child

March 19, 2008 Bret Ward had worked all night and was still on duty this morning at the sheriff's office when the call came in:

Sharp foundation to award grants

March 18, 2008 ASH FLAT - The Sharp County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Arkansas Community Foundation, will award the first round of 2008 grants for Sharp County from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundati

Church burglarized

March 18, 2008 An alarm at a Batesville church early this morning alerted neighbors who called police, a move that may have interrupted a burglary in progress.

Bryant announces

March 18, 2008 Tommy Bryant has announced his intention to file as an independent candidate for Batesville City Council Ward 1, Position 1, the spot being vacated by Paula Terrell.

Ozark Hawg Barbecue Festival

March 18, 2008 The 18th annual Batesville Ozark Hawg BBQ Championship will be March 28 and 29 at Riverside Park, according to a news release from the Batesville Kiwanis Club.

Author to speak

March 18, 2008 When nine black children desegregated Little Rock's Central High School in September 1957, 13-year-old Elizabeth Jacoway paid little attention.

Dog attack leads to arrest

March 18, 2008 MELBOURNE - A Melbourne man was arrested Friday as a result of his dog's attacking a neighbor child in the yard of the child's parents, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said.