March 28, 2017 Ryan Czaplewski, Danny Dozier, Mark West and Brad Cheatham make careful adjustments while Jim Hinkle uses a piece of heavy machinery to lower a …

Dip in river ends in trip to jail for 1

March 28, 2017 Although the temperature registered in the 50-degree range, a Lyon College student decided to take a swim in the White River early Sunday morning.

DWI, public intox top arrests

March 28, 2017 A Batesville man who admitted to having no driver’s license before kicking off his shoes and walking barefoot after being stopped by police in …

MSB receives donation

March 28, 2017 Main Street Batesville recently received a large influx of funding thanks to a sponsorship from Merchants & Planters Bank, who has offered to fund …

Dog incident sends man to jail

March 28, 2017 A “skinny man with a beard,” who was reportedly confronted by another man who was hitting a dog with a belt, resulted in his …

Sales taxes hit post-holiday decline

March 28, 2017 Both Independence County and its northern neighbor, Sharp County, are feeling the post-holiday sales decline. For retailers, it means adopting a post-holiday strategy to keep …

ICHS changes date of spring meeting

March 28, 2017 Kenneth Rorie The Independence County Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Old Independence Regional Museum in …

$5.5B budget gets review

March 28, 2017 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Legislation outlining Arkansas’ nearly $5.5 billion budget for the coming year calls for increases in funding for the Department of …

Public records bill stopped

March 28, 2017 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Legislation to allow the government to declare a public records request as “unduly burdensome” and remove the 72-hour compliance deadline …