Warrant arrest, DWI, drugs, filed

July 30, 2008 A Batesville man being sought for an outstanding warrant Monday afternoon is now facing fleeing and drug charges, according to Independence County Deputy Johnny Byler.

BIRTHS

July 30, 2008 Alexandria Grace Eckart

Area Brief

July 30, 2008 Hardy man dies of gunshot ASH FLAT - A Hardy man who shot himself in the head Tuesday died later at a Springfield, Mo., hospital, Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver said this morning.

Melbourne man charged with sex crime again

July 30, 2008 MELBOURNE - A Melbourne man has been arrested on a Searcy County felony warrant accusing him of sexual indecency with a minor, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence.

Master plan discussed

July 30, 2008 Batesville city council and planning members heard a progress report Tuesday night regarding the city's Comprehensive Master Plan.

Child incident ends with attempted suicide

July 30, 2008 SOUTHSIDE - When Jennifer Bays went back inside her home with a police officer in tow, the two found the man accused of beating her child on the sofa holding a gun.

Tragic stories told in songs

July 30, 2008 In February 1886, Little Johnny Lee, forced by his father to go to a gristmill in a deep snow, died of exposure, exhausted and alone miles from his home.