Obituary: Peggy Irene (Lyon) King

Peggy Irene (Lyon) King was born July 1, 1932, at home in Dallas, Texas. She passed away Aug. 30, 2021, peacefully at home in Cave City, Arkansas. She was the daughter of James Taylor Lyon and Minnie D. (Carpenter) Lyon. She was a homemaker and briefly worked at the Cave City Nursing Home in the …

Obituary: Danny Edward Davis Sr.

Danny Edward Davis Sr., 72 of Saffell passed away Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. He was born April 13, 1949, in Searcy, Arkansas to Lewis Franklin and Patsy Jo (Pate) Davis.  He was a Christian, Veteran, Husband, Daddy, and Pa. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Lynn. After graduating high school …

Body found after fire destroys mobile home in Cave City area

A life was lost early Monday morning in a mobile home fire in the Cave City area of Sharp County. According to Sharp County Chief Deputy Sheriff Aaron Presser, the Cave City Fire Department was dispatched to the 1400 block of Jackson Springs Road around 1 a.m. Monday. Upon arrival, firefighters found a mobile home …

Depot Days Music Festival coming to Newport Sept. 24 and 25

The 23rd Annual Depot Days Music Festival is set for Sept. 24 and 25 on historic Front Street in downtown Newport.  Part of the Monster Nights Downtown Entertainment Series, the festival is a showcase of local, regional, and national talent paying tribute to the early history of rock and roll.   Music begins at 6 p.m. …

Sheriff comments on Lock 2 incident; no charges likely to be filed

Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens commented Tuesday on a confrontation at Lock 2 on the White River in Independence County over the weekend According to the incident report, Independence County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Locust Grove side of the river near Lock 2 around 1 a.m. on Aug. 29 in reference to shots being …

President Biden meets with governors in Louisiana, Mississippi to launch coordinated Ida response

President Joe Biden told state and local officials in Mississippi and Louisiana on Monday that the federal government ‘will do everything in its power to help areas impacted by Hurricane Ida to recover quickly.’ Biden met with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves and others during a virtual briefing, saying that his …

Pentagon confirms evacuation of Afghanistan is completed, officially ending 20-year war

The Pentagon announced on Monday that the United States has completed its evacuation mission at the international airport in Afghanistan, officially bringing an end to the longest war in American history. Coalition forces were racing to meet the Aug. 31 deadline imposed by the Taliban to withdraw U.S. troops following a conflict that has spanned …

Veteran point guard Rajon Rondo to rejoin Los Angeles Lakers in 1-year, $2.6M deal

Veteran point guard Rajon Rondo agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million deal to rejoin the Los Angeles Lakers After clearing waivers Monday, the deal is expected to be finalized Tuesday. Rondo agreed to a contract buyout with the Memphis Grizzlies over the weekend, but will still earn his full $7.5 million salary this season between …

Cleveland Indians catcher Wilson Ramos out for season due to knee injury

The Cleveland Indians announced on Monday that catcher Wilson Ramos will be out for the remainder of the 2021 season because of a significant left knee injury. The team confirmed that Ramos suffered a torn ACL and sprained MCL in Sunday’s game against the Boston Red Sox, and the veteran catcher will require season-ending surgery …