Thefts reported to sheriff’s office

December 16, 2005 A computer, stereo, photography equipment and hand power tools have been reported stolen in recent residential burglaries in Independence County.

Sculptor, artist, writer

December 16, 2005 After years of making a living from his creative talents, Dean Sneed is still amazed that he is able to make that living working from his small home in Batesville.

‘Brick’ of marijuana found

December 16, 2005 CAVE CITY - Authorities with a search warrant found a "brick" of marijuana in an apartment in Cave City on Thursday and the occupant was arrested, Police Chief Vernon Gann said.

Boy accidentally shot

December 16, 2005 A 14-year-old Thida boy, shot with a .45 caliber muzzleloader Thursday evening, is listed in serious condition at White River Medical Center, according to hospital spokeswoman Sheila Mace.

Baseball bat, mattock used in beating death at Clinton

December 14, 2005 CLINTON - A baseball bat and a mattock were used in the beating death of a man who split his time living with a relative at Sulphur Rock and on his home place on Dodd Mountain five miles east of Cl