Watermelon Festival dedicated to Larry Matheny

August 15, 2006 CAVE CITY — Good weather favored the 2006 Cave City Watermelon Festival, the 27th edition of the festival which began Thursday and concluded at 10 p.m. Saturday. 

One injured in two vehicle accident

August 15, 2006 Batesville Fire Department and Rescue workers were called out to free a trapped driver involved in a two-vehicle accident on White Drive around 3:15 Monday afternoon.

DeLay: Second Amendment will be important in race

August 15, 2006 Gunner DeLay, Republican candidate for Arkansas attorney general, held a press conference in Batesville Friday afternoon as part of a statewide tour to discuss the issue of gun owners’ rights.

Cause undetermined

August 15, 2006 Batesville firefighters, Vital Link ambulance and Independence County deputies responded to the report of a fire at the Batesville High School gym this morning. 

Robbery attempt fails at pharmacy

August 15, 2006 A man who tried to rob a Batesville drug store with a TV remote Monday afternoon remains behind bars today on charges of aggravated robbery.

Izard Co. towns to see several political races

August 14, 2006 MELBOURNE — Four of seven towns in Izard County produced races for mayor by the filing deadline Wednesday, according to information from the Izard County Clerk’s Office.

New day care center opens today

August 14, 2006 In response to the increasing need for quality child care in Independence County, First United Methodist Church in Batesville has opened a full-time day care center.

City deals with power problem

August 14, 2006 Batesville City Hall conducted business with gas generators furnishing electrical power for the better part of the day Friday.

Lincoln, others dedicated to marketing site

August 14, 2006 MELBOURNE — For approximately two hours Thursday afternoon officials discussed the realms of possibilities for marketing the now empty Boeing facility located in Melbourne.