Leaders seeking new industry

February 24, 2006 Melbourne — Mayor Mike Cone has appointed a task force to address the need for replacement jobs due to the upcoming closure of the Boeing plant in Melbourne.

Child injured

February 24, 2006 A one-vehicle rollover accident at Desha Thursday night sent a 7-year-old Batesville boy to Arkansas Children’s Hospital and remains under investigation by the Arkansas State Police.  

Woman injured in wreck

February 24, 2006 A woman found in her wrecked car in the middle of a field on Jamestown Loop early this morning, may have been there all night.

McLean seeks second term

February 23, 2006 James McLean today announced his intention to run for re-election to the Independence County Quorum Court as District 11 justice of the peace.

Updated city map looms on horizon

February 23, 2006 A fully updated city map has countless possibilities when it comes to planning and developing, say officials who are excited about its potential.

Man wanted in three counties arrested

February 23, 2006 A Horseshoe Bend man wanted for crimes in three counties was arrested during a traffic stop in downtown Batesville Tuesday afternoon.