August 4, 2008 Gracelyn Austina Huskey

Sharp County Literacy begins scholarship

August 4, 2008 Ash Flat - The Sharp County Literacy Council board recently donated funds to start a new endowment to support an annual scholarship for an Ozarka College student.

Girl bound for national pageant

August 4, 2008 FRANKLIN - Jessica Rhoades, daughter of Lee Rhoades, was crowned National American Miss Arkansas Cover Girl at the state pageant July 5 at the Embassy Suites in Rogers.

Area Briefs

August 4, 2008 Sheriff: 18-year-old dies during Lake Norfork swim MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) - Sheriff's deputies say an 18-year-old Mountain Home man died of apparent drowning in Lake Norfork.

Collision sinks boat, operator arrested

August 4, 2008 Weekend festivities were spoiled for about two dozen people, half of them rescue workers, when two boats collided on the White River Saturday night.

Woman dies in crop field

August 4, 2008 Two people have been arrested and another is being sought following the death of a woman in a farm field near the Jackson County line Saturday night.

Maddox named King White River

August 4, 2008 Fifty years ago Bufford Maddox was serving little glass bottles of Coca-Cola at the White River Water Carnival. Friday night he was named King White River for 2008.

Conway woman crowned

August 4, 2008 As the new Miss White River, 19-year-old Hannah Leigh Caldwell will spend 2009 talking about the importance of music education and sharing her love of music with children.