Boards elected

September 19, 2007 The Midland School District has a school board.

Construction to begin on new field

September 19, 2007 MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board gave a thumbs up to begin the first phase of construction of the track, soccer and football field.

Chinese depart

September 19, 2007 A two-day visit from a group of four Putian City, China citizens culminated in a signing agreement between Putian City and Batesville.

Changes under way

September 19, 2007 The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce is currently in the process of re-writing their bylaws, one which will include changing the “Animal Farm” method of membership voting privileges.

Alert citizen foils burglary, two in custody

September 18, 2007 Two suspects are in custody and a third is being sought in the burglary of Cord-Charlotte Elementary of the Cedar Ridge School District in the early morning hours Sunday.

Thida man allegedly makes threats

September 18, 2007 Independence County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Darin Brewer said a Thida man threatened him and his family after he arrested the man on alcohol related charges.

Lyon College names award in honor of departing employee

September 18, 2007 After helping three Lyon College presidents and three interim presidents keep their lives running as smoothly as possible as the housekeeper at Bradley Manor, Betty Branscum is saying goodbye after mo

Wood seeks office

September 18, 2007 CHARLOTTE — Dennis Wood, a lifelong resident of Independence County, has announced his intention to run for sheriff in the upcoming Democratic Primary.

‘Giants’ slated

September 18, 2007 To reach more people with its ministry, one church took a unique approach. It has made two films, and a third is on the way.