City allows sales of fireworks

May 25, 2016 The Batesville City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday allowing the sale of fireworks within the city limits. Under the ordinance, fireworks may be …

Runaway teen returns

May 25, 2016 A 16-year-old teen who jumped and ran from a moving truck a week ago has been found safe and has returned  home.

County to celebrate ‘No Tobacco Day’

May 25, 2016 Independence County will celebrate “World No Tobacco Day” with an art show and contest on May 31, according to a news release. Batesville …

Legion to sponsor barbecue Monday

May 25, 2016 A Memorial Day barbecue will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday at the American Legion Batesville Post 114, located at 100 Legion …

UACCB graduates announced

May 25, 2016 The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville held commencement May 9 in Independence Hall. Honor graduates are denoted as summa cum laude (cumulative grade …

Ozarka names new staff

May 25, 2016 David Mitchell Jeremy Nicholson MELBOURNE — Ozarka College has selected two new division chairs, according to …

Teen swept away by high water found alive

May 25, 2016 JONESBORO (AP) — Police in Jonesboro say emergency crews are searching for a teenager reportedly swept away by high water. Police said witnesses …