Thefts, threats reported to sheriff’s office

December 18, 2006 Several guns and some household items were reportedly stolen from a Floral residence overnight Thursday, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.

Alaska resident loses life in accident

December 18, 2006 A head-on crash Saturday afternoon near Tumbling Shoals in Cleburne County claimed the life of a 71-year-old Willow, Alaska, woman, according to Arkansas State Police reports.

New buses to be purchased at Cave City

December 18, 2006 CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board voted unanimously Thursday to solicit bids for two new route buses for the 2007-08 school year, Superintendent Steven Green said.

Fire destroys home

December 18, 2006 Smoldering rubble and a crumbling foundation are all that remains of the Sandra Brown residence following a fire of unknown origin late Friday night. 

UACCB receives $1.9M

December 18, 2006 The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville has been awarded $1.9 million from the U.S. Department of Labor, officials have announced.

Sleeping man arrested

December 15, 2006 A man reportedly found passed out in the middle of a highway and who said he “just wanted to sleep” was arrested and given a county bed early Thursday.

These houses are all ‘dolled’ up

December 15, 2006 When Clement Clarke Moore wrote “The Night Before Christmas” and mentioned “a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer,” he might have had Regina Bryant of Batesville in mind.

Angel Tree sees success

December 15, 2006 Many Independence County children who normally see a lean Christmas will enjoy a tree full of presents this year. 

Southside super

December 15, 2006 SOUTHSIDE — Southside School board members raised the stakes for the district Monday night to recruit or hold on to quality personnel.