The city of Batesville Historic District Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday instead of 6:30, according to Terrell Tebbetts, commission chairman.
The meeting is at city hall, and all meetings are open to the public. Anyone interested in serving on the HDC may call city hall at (870) 698-2400.
Applications are now being accepted for the Accelerated Program of Personalized Learning and Enrichment (APPLE) Project Upward Bound — a federally sponsored TRiO program for high school students, grades 9-11.
The APPLE Project serves young people who desire a college education but know they will require help with academic skills, study skills, personal guidance, career and financial counseling, and other factors important for preparing them for an education beyond high school. Eligibility for the program is based on financial need and family educational background.
JONESBORO — Rick Crawford made official his intention to seek the First Congressional seat in the United States House of Representatives that is currently held by Marion Berry. Crawford, who is from Jonesboro, also outlined his legislative priorities for the many in attendance.
“Today marks a new day in the First District,” Crawford said. “I am a small businessman, I own an agri-business and understand the challenges farmers face, and I am a military veteran who is better qualified to represent the First District of Arkansas than the incumbent.”
NEWARK — David Ball, who earned a platinum record with sales of 1 million or more copies of his 1994 album and single of the same name, “Thinkin’ Problem,” highlights the musical performances at the upcoming Newark Times-N-Traditions celebration, festival coordinator Carol Slater said.
Ball also had a big hit in 2002 with the single, “Riding With Private Malone,” which reached No. 2 on the charts.
Details are sketchy regarding the death of a 25-year-old Batesville woman who ran her Jeep off the roadway near the White River Bridge in the early morning hours Thursday.
Melanie M. Brown was southbound across the Highway 167 viaduct just below Ramsey Mountain sometime in the early morning hours when the accident occurred, according to Arkansas State Police Trooper Ronnie Qualls.
“There was about an eight-hour time lapse from the last time someone talked with her and when she was found around 6:30 a.m.,” Qualls said.
CLARKSDALE, Miss. — Whether Robert Leroy Johnson sold his soul to the devil is a true story or one for the fiction books, 71 years after the famed 27-year-old blues guitarist died the tale still brings music lovers to the place where great stories and even greater musicians are legendary.
That thirst for “more” has put Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Miss., on the map.
LOCUST GROVE — As the season reaches its final weeks at Batesville Motor Speedway, there are still a few points championships up for grabs. The first of three remaining points nights is Friday.
The street stock class is the most tightly-contested. Richie Tosh is clinging to a 10-point lead over Joe Payne and Kevin Grizzle is just another four back.
The maximum points a driver can earn per night is 50. The feature winner gets 40 and the heat winner gets 10.
NEWPORT — Don Holcomb, David Bell and Bryan Pilcher were winners Sunday at Speedy’s Newport Raceway.
Holcomb was followed by Eddie Gates and Scott Davis in the street class while Bell held off Joe WIlliams and Robert Hodge in the foot brake class and Pilcher topped the outlaw street bikes class.
Batesville Coach Dave King and Harrison Coach Tommy Tice indicated they’ve still got a lot to learn about their high school football teams, and they’re hoping Friday night’s scrimmage in Pioneer Stadium will be informative.
“Offensively, we need to see how our line is protecting (the passer) and blocking for the running game, and we need to see how our receivers catch the ball and how our running backs handle themselves in different situations,” King said.
Ray Green enters his second season as the Lyon College Pipers volleyball coach and he’s looking to build on the success the team enjoyed last season.
Lyon finished 19-12 overall, placed fourth in the TranSouth Athletic Conference with an 8-6 record and advanced to the TranSouth Conference Tournament semifinals for just the second time in school history.
Green’s aggressive style produced the Pipers’ first honorable mention All-American nod and a school-record five all-conference selections.
LACROSSE — The Cave City Cavemen beat the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves by six strokes Wednesday at Cooper’s Hawk Golf Course.
Cave City’s Tyler Booth (50), Kendall Cherry (53) and Alex Cossey (56) combined for the team score of 159 over nine holes.
Jordan Steele led Cedar Ridge with a 13-over par 49. That was good for medalist honors. Jake Shirley added a 57 and Luke Henderson carded a 59 for the team total of 165. Not factoring into Cedar Ridge’s team score were Clayton Butler and Braxton Alexander, each with a 64.
Entergy Arkansas Inc. now offers online information showing why a customer’s bill amount may have changed compared with previous bills.
The Bill Analyzer provides information related to the customer’s electric account. Available information ranges from simple statements to details of the customer’s usage, energy charges, fuel and other factors.