• Civil War Symposium to be held

    ASH FLAT — The Civil War Symposium 2014 will be held Oct. 25 at the Ash Flat Community Center, across from the library in Ash Flat. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. “CSS Pontchartrain — The Forgotten Warship of Arkansas,” will be presented by William …

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  • Hospital CEO: WRMC prepared

    The potential for a major Ebola outbreak is striking fear in people across the country. White River Medical Center has not treated any cases of Ebola; in fact, the likelihood of the Ebola virus reaching Batesville is remote, officials believe, but that isn’t stopping leaders …

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  • Pregnant woman hits ex-husband’s wife

    It wasn’t a half-time show, but two women slugging it out at a Cedar Ridge football game Monday night did draw some attention from spectators. And the police. Independence County Deputy Franklin Edwards said he was dispatched to the visitors’ side of the Newark field …

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  • Event to feature ‘Ghostbusters’, games, prizes

    The Batesville Parks Department will host its next “Movies in the Park” with activities and more than 100 prizes to be given away beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the amphitheater at Riverside Park. Admission is free. This week’s movie is “Ghostbusters,” which is rated …

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  • Batesville school board recognizes teachers, conducts annual report

    Two employees of the Batesville School District were recognized Monday for going “above and beyond” what’s expected of them, receiving $50 gift cards and certificates of appreciation, at Batesville School Board’s monthly meeting on Monday. Paula Williams, special services/homeless provider at Batesville preschool, was named …

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  • 2 injured in northern Arkansas plane crash

    MIDWAY (AP) — Authorities in northern Arkansas say two men have been injured after they crashed an experimental airplane. The single-engine plane crashed Tuesday evening northwest of Ozark Regional Airport in Baxter County. The men were hospitalized. The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office hasn’t released their …

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  • UACCB to host benefit yard sale

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Multicultural Student Organization will host a yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 2485 Harrison St., rain or shine. A wide variety of items will be available with proceeds benefiting Dr. Tony Garrett, UACCB …

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  • Personnel matter to be discussed

    The Batesville School Board will meet in special session at 5:30 tonight in the administration board room for a personnel hearing. The board will also continue discussion of fire alarm bids for the Sulphur Rock campus and the district’s state-required fire alarm inspection. Meetings are …

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  • Citizens Bank adds senior VP

    Pam Jones, a longtime banking executive in Arkansas and Mississippi, has joined the staff of Citizens Bank in the newly created role of senior vice president of loan operations, according to a news release. Jones assumed responsibility for Citizens Bank’s Note Department, Loan Processing and …

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  • Melbourne school hires communications director

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School District has hired a communications director and parent involvement, according to a news release. Randy Williams will coordinate the district’s efforts to maintain contact with the parents, students, media and the community. “Randy’s primary focus is to maintain a positive …

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  • Area students attend conference

    Four area students were among more than 60 who participated in Arkansas State University’s College of Agriculture and Technology student leadership conference in September. The conference is designed to help new and returning students prepare to effectively lead their campus organizations and also to provide …

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  • Two women to celebrate 90 years

    Vergie Reed Vergie Hoover Reed will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Mountain Meadows Nursing and Rehab Center, located at 1680 Batesville Blvd. in Batesville. Reed was born Oct. 26, 1924, in Wolf Bayou, to Henry and …

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