• Main Street Batesville discusses ups, downs in past year

    The lights are coming down but the signs are going up. Visitors will begin seeing changes as early as next week as work begins on the first block of the permanent streetscape design along Main Street Batesville with the installation of stop signs in place …

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  • Farmers Market set for Saturday in pocket park

    Batesville’s Main Street Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the pocket park on Main Street. Local produce grown without chemicals, pasture raised meats, eggs and cheeses, home baked goods and handmade items from jewelry to wood crafts will be …

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  • Local teachers vying for support

    Sonic drive-in is helping local teachers get funding for needed supplies and projects through Limeades for Learning, a national initiative, according to a news release. This year, two Southside School District teachers and one Cave City Elementary teacher have created projects and are vying for …

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  • JPs to debate special session

    The Independence County Quorum Court will vote on a resolution requesting the governor to call a special session of the General Assembly, when justices of the peace meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Jess B. Carpenter building. Resolution No. 2014-19 addresses the shortfall Arkansas …

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  • Author to speak to Jackson Co. Historical Society

    NEWPORT — The fall meeting of the Jackson County Historical Society will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Newport Country Club, adjacent to the football stadium at Newport High School. The meeting is open to the public. Speaker for the meeting will be …

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  • Sharp courthouse to be closed

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Courthouse in Ash Flat will be closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day, Judge Larry Brown said. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday.

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  • Out of the Darkness walk slated for Saturday

    The second annual Out of the Darkness Walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lyon College in Batesville. Registration check-in starts at 9. Those who have preregistered will still need to check in so they may be …

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  • Celebration to be held for Davis’ 90th birthday

    Elline Davis of Cave City will celebrate her 90th birthday at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fred’s Fish House in Batesville. Born Oct. 11, 1924, in Sharp County, where she has lived all her life, she is the daughter of Joseph and Maxie Gay, one of …

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  • BAAC to host reception

    A reception for Batesville Area Arts Council’s current exhibition, “Visitors: A Display of Perpetual Discovery,” featuring work by Lindsay Garland, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today with a brief talk by Garland at 6. Refreshments will be served. The exhibition features photographs …

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  • Clothing giveaway set

    A community outreach clothing giveaway is held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. each second Saturday at Grace Communion Fellowship, located at 790 Allen Chapel Road. The church requests no vendors.

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  • CPR, first aid class offered

    The Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday by Vital Link ambulance service at 1033 EMS Drive in Batesville. The fee of $40 includes the textbook and CPR card. To register, call (870) 793-3351.

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  • Ricky Skaggs to perform

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ricky Skaggs will be in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View. Reserved seating is limited and is available for $40 per ticket. General admission seats are $30. For information about tickets and lodging, call (870) …

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