Body sent to crime lab

April 5, 2006 The body of a woman found at a west Batesville residence this morning will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab to determine the cause of her death, according to Sheriff Keith Bowers.

Races form

April 5, 2006 Several races have formed on both county and city levels as the party filings came to a close Tuesday at noon. Two Democrats have filed for mayor of Batesville: Rick Elumbaugh and Ben Handford.

Offender arrested

April 4, 2006 Failure to appear for two state evaluations and to register his current street address with authorities has resulted in the arrest of a convicted sex offender in Independence County.

Everett announces for second term

April 4, 2006 SALEM — Curren Everett has announced his intention to seek a second term in the Arkansas House of Representatives.

Lower zoning left as is

April 4, 2006 Rezoning several blocks of town near the county jail has sparked protests from some property owners.

‘Ben was just Ben’

April 4, 2006 When Ben Prince joined the Army two years ago, his family thought it was a good decision, but they were dismayed that he was going to Iraq so soon. He stayed a year and was home in January.

McDaniel talks about special session

April 4, 2006 Attorney general candidate Dustin McDaniel visited with members of the Batesville Rotary Club just before flying back to Little Rock for the special legislative session that convened Monday. 

Filings creat sheriff’s race

April 4, 2006 ASH FLAT — Kevin Burton of Hardy was among several candidates filing for political offices in Sharp County as the filing period nears its deadline, Deputy County and Circuit Clerk Oleana Bailey