Southside City Council approves compensation for mayor, others

The Southside City Council met Monday night and voted to begin compensation for Mayor Ray Bowman, Treasurer Byron Sutherland, and Recorder John Casey. This is the first time the persons filling these positions will receive compensation since the formation of the city and the council. The mayor will receive $15,000 annually while the treasurer and […]

Nova Joe’s announces expansion, new concept stores in Searcy and Batesville

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the dirt work occurring at the old Tommy’s Kingburger location on Harrison Street in Batesville, you’ll know the building that housed the now long-gone burger and fries hangout was demolished in early January (see images below). Now comes official word as to what business is heading to the […]

Independence County District Court sues County Judge in hiring dispute

The Independence County District Court is suing County Judge Robert Griffin in circuit court for denying the hiring of a district court deputy clerk. (Click here for more information on this story.) After approval of the budget of the Independence County District Court by the county’s budget committee and the full quorum court, County Attorney […]