Cleveland accepts Drug Task Force Commander position

Sixteenth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Eric Hance announced in a media release today that Tommy Cleveland has been appointed as the new Commander of the district’s Drug Task Force. The position was recently vacated by Jack Yancey, who had served in that role since Jan. 1, 2019. Yancey left the position to complete the unexpired […]

Sharp County man charged in antique store theft

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Sharp County man in relation to a theft at Southern Traditions Antique Store on Batesville Boulevard in Independence County. According to Independence County Circuit Court records, Riley Don Proctor, 21, of Cave City, was seen on store video earlier this month entering a display case multiple times […]

More information released regarding yesterday’s standoff in Izard County

More information has been released regarding yesterday’s standoff in Izard County that brought out a strong force of regional and state law enforcement. According to a press release from Izard County Sheriff Jack Yancey’s office, county deputies were dispatched to a residence on Whispering Pines Road near Oxford yesterday morning in an attempt to arrest […]

Campaign against Arkansas recreational pot measures launched

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ surgeon general and church groups have launched a campaign against recreational marijuana proposals that advocates are trying to get on the ballot four years after voters approved medical marijuana. The campaign unveiled Thursday is focused on trying to urge people to not sign petitions circulating around the state for […]

Candidate for Arkansas Supreme Court position visits Batesville

A candidate for position four on the Arkansas Supreme Court visited Batesville yesterday. Judge Morgan “Chip” Welch talked with locals over lunch at The River Waterfront Steak & Grill (formerly Josie’s) Thursday afternoon seeking voter support and sharing his aspirations for the Arkansas Supreme Court. Currently, Welch serves as the 16th Divison Circuit Judge for […]