Red Cross ex-director accused of embezzling

October 10, 2008 HOT SPRINGS (AP) - The former executive director of the Garland County chapter of the American Red Cross was arrested Thursday on suspicion of embezzling nearly $100,000 from the organization.

Students get lesson in hand washing

October 10, 2008 Beverly Fountain, Independence County Cooperative Extension agent-family and consumer sciences, recently visited Karen McShane's Family and Consumer Science classes at Batesville Junior High School

Economic potential to be topic of seminar

October 10, 2008 MOUNTAIN HOME - Turning economic potential into a positive economic reality can happen in northcentral Arkansas, and elected officials and other community leaders are invited to a meeting Tuesday to

Family & Friends Briefs

October 10, 2008 State park, homestead to present fall-themed events Old Davidsonville State Park in Pocahontas will host Ghosts of Davidsonville Hay Ride and Fall Festival on Saturday.


October 10, 2008 Dakota Madison Barker

Area Briefs

October 10, 2008 Early morning crash claims life of Salem man

Remains found identified as mother of 3

October 10, 2008 JACKSONVILLE (AP) - Authorities have identified a body found last month in Jacksonville as that of a White County mother of three who was reported missing a year ago.

Gas leak reported

October 10, 2008 School bus traffic and other vehicles were routed around a natural gas leak on Dixie Street Thursday afternoon.