Alcohol study findings released

May 4, 2016 A new study by the University of Arkansas Center for Business and Economic Research shows if Independence County had been a “wet” county in …

Drunk driver charged for drugs

May 4, 2016 Spotted driving at a high speed and on the wrong side of the street by an off-duty cop, a Batesville man ended up going …

Mike Ennis joins team at M&P

May 4, 2016 Mike Ennis M&P Community Bancshares has announced that Mike Ennis has joined its Merchants and Planters Bank team as a …

County library board announces vacancy

May 4, 2016 The Independence County Library Board has a vacant seat. Judge Robert Griffin told the Independence County Library Board last week he had received …

Opening Saturday

May 4, 2016 Batesville’s Main Street Farmers Market will have its opening day from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the pocket park in downtown Batesville.

‘Junk ’n’ Gym’ is Saturday

May 4, 2016 EVENING SHADE — Evening Shade will hold “Junk ’n’ the Gym” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the old school gymnasium on …

Teen reported missing

May 4, 2016 A 15-year-old girl who left Midland School early Tuesday afternoon is listed as a runaway/missing person with the Arkansas Crime Information Center, according to …