Scandal, other issues plague county in 2015

January 6, 2016 Protests, scandal and a host of other issues plagued Independence County in 2015. Problems at the White River Regional Juvenile Detention Center resulted in charges …

Chamber seeks new tourism director

January 6, 2016 It’s a new year with new goals and one goal for the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) is to raise enough funds to …

Boy robbed at gunpoint

January 6, 2016 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Little Rock boy has been held at gunpoint and robbed of his motorized two-wheel scooter, known as a hoverboard.

Mayor to host meeting

January 6, 2016 Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh’s first Community Update Meeting for 2016 will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday at Josie’s. As an added feature …

Library board to meet

January 6, 2016 The Independence County Library Board will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday in the courtroom of the Independence County Courthouse. Members are planning to …