Uniting north and south – Sharp County marks 50th anniversary of its courthouse

September 20, 2017 The Sharp County Courthouse celebrated its 50th anniversary Friday. This anniversary not only marks the opening of the courthouse, but also the end of a more than 100-year-long battle that had been waged in the county. For most people living in Sharp County today, Ash Flat has always been the county seat. But before 1967, there were two county seats, one in … Continue reading Uniting north and south – Sharp County marks 50th anniversary of its courthouse

Sharp Co. town gives blessing for dispensary – Highland OKs resolution supporting application

September 14, 2017 HIGHLAND — Medical marijuana is coming to Arkansas and one Sharp County city is hoping to reap the rewards of having a dispensary in its borders. The Highland City Council voted 6-1 to approve a resolution expressing support for the application for the issuance of a license to operate a “properly licensed and regulated” medical marijuana dispensary. The two applicants, Renee Clay-Circle … Continue reading Sharp Co. town gives blessing for dispensary – Highland OKs resolution supporting application

Praising the pavement – Stretch of Sharp County highway wins national award

September 12, 2017 While two miles may not be a great distance — after all, most cars can travel it within two minutes and most people can walk it within 45 — it can still garner national recognition. That’s what one stretch of area highway did. The Arkansas Department of Transportation was awarded a 2016 Perpetual Pavement Award by the Asphalt Pavement Alliance for a … Continue reading Praising the pavement – Stretch of Sharp County highway wins national award

Barbecue state champ recognized

September 12, 2017 Barbecue is a staple of life in the South. Competition exists at all levels when it comes to cooking it — local, state and national. So when a state winner is produced locally, it brings attention and recognition, which is what the Independence County Quorum Court did for a young resident Monday night at its regular meeting. The court passed a resolution … Continue reading Barbecue state champ recognized

Cooler weather to follow heat

September 5, 2017 Labor Day, the unofficial “last day” of summer, was a hot one. But will it mark the end of hot weather for 2017 altogether? Today’s possible thunderstorms are not only bringing in rain, but will also leave behind much cooler weather, which has gotten to be something residents are familiar with this summer. On Monday, the high was 90 degrees, which may … Continue reading Cooler weather to follow heat

Adams: Library to be hub for community

September 4, 2017 Back in the old days, libraries were a place for books, periodicals and not much more. That’s not the case anymore. Sure, the books are still there, but libraries have morphed from a place to check out books to being as close to a community center without being actually called a community center. And that’s the plan for the Independence County Library … Continue reading Adams: Library to be hub for community

Hearing and hearing – Intimidator’s Roger Wright talks about connecting through sound

August 30, 2017 Away from the sounds and machinery of a factory, Roger Wright is also an author. Wright, plant manager for Intimidator Inc. in Batesville, spoke to the Batesville Kiwanis Club on Friday about his book, “Hearing from the Sovereign Lord,” which dealt with his losing his hearing but not his faith. In a way, he seemed to say that if anything, the loss … Continue reading Hearing and hearing – Intimidator’s Roger Wright talks about connecting through sound

King shares goals of football program – Bombers drop Batesville; Pioneers looking look elsewhere for teams to play

August 24, 2017 It’s football season and Batesville is looking forward to jumping back into the fray. Batesville Pioneers head football coach Dave King spoke to the Batesville Kiwanis Club Friday about the upcoming season, players to watch and about the program’s goals. He said for 12 years, the team has had three goals. “The goals for our football team is in every young man’s … Continue reading King shares goals of football program – Bombers drop Batesville; Pioneers looking look elsewhere for teams to play

Cave City appoints new councilman

August 23, 2017 A new mayor, and now a new alderman. Cave City Council appointed a new member at its meeting Tuesday night. By a vote of 7-0, council members chose Ed Turnbough to replace Jonas Anderson, who was appointed to mayor in July. He will be in the Ward 2, Position 1 seat. Born in Missouri, Turnbough has lived here for 21 years and … Continue reading Cave City appoints new councilman