Smoke testing scheduled for Monday

August 11, 2006 Batesville Water Utilities will be smoke testing the sewer collection system in west Batesville from North Heights to the Poke Bayou beginning Monday, according to Jerry Jeffery, assistant to the util

Hendrix explains decision

August 11, 2006 NEWARK — Newark Mayor Randy Hendrix said the city council’s abolishment of the Newark Water and Sewer Commission during a regular meeting Tuesday should not be controversial because it nee

Cattle killed by lightning

August 11, 2006 A thunderstorm rolled through Independence County Thursday afternoon, killing cattle, damaging property and causing power outages south of Batesville. 

$5,000 reward offered

August 10, 2006 NEWPORT— A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons who shot a 15-year-old Newport boy in a drive-by shooting Tuesday night.

Several candidates file at last minute

August 10, 2006 One of the Southside incorporation organizers will be running unopposed for mayor there, if voters approve the proposed incorporation in November.

Water, Sewer commission abolished

August 10, 2006 NEWARK — The Newark City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to abolish the Water and Sewer Commission, Recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston said. The vote followed a personnel session.