Roueche to speak at UACCB

August 1, 2008 Dr. John E. Roueche will be the featured speaker for faculty and staff during professional development days at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.

Police seize $1.3M of cocaine

August 1, 2008 WEST MEMPHIS (AP) - The Arkansas Highway Police has seized more than $1 million worth of cocaine from a tractor-trailer on Interstate 40 near West Memphis.

Thefts, burglaries reported

August 1, 2008 Thieves struck a storage building in the Charlotte area within the last week and took some $4,925 in items, according to Independence County Deputy Michael Anderson.

Princeton Review names Lyon to list

August 1, 2008 The Princeton Review has again named Lyon College a "Best Southeastern College," based on results from its "2009 Best Colleges," a distinction Lyon has earned for the past five consecutive yea

BIRTHS

August 1, 2008 Andrue Ryan Dittmar

New Beginnings receives funding from foundation

August 1, 2008 ASH FLAT - The Sharp County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Arkansas Community Foundation, presented New Beginnings Pregnancy Help Center a grant for $5,600 to help relocate and establish

Area Briefs

August 1, 2008 Police find stolen property

Watermelon festival events announced

August 1, 2008 CAVE CITY - Watermelon judging details and the entertainment lineup have been released for the 29th annual Cave City Watermelon Festival, set for Aug. 7-9.

Price hikes influence changes on lunch menu

August 1, 2008 MELBOURNE - Rising food costs and delinquent lunch tabs are forcing the Melbourne School District to raise its price of lunch by a quarter and milk by 5 cents.