Chicago blues musician Lonnie Brooks dies

April 3, 2017 CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago blues musician Lonnie Brooks, whose relationship with his adopted hometown was cemented by his hit recording of Robert Johnson’s “Sweet …

NADC awarded new Early Head Start program

March 31, 2017 Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Inc. based in Batesville has announced the addition of Early Head Start to its line of services for the community’s …

BJHS named National Beta School of Merit

March 31, 2017 The Batesville Junior High School has been named a National Beta School of Merit for celebrating student achievement with National Beta. BJHS received …

ROADeo to prepare teen drivers

March 31, 2017 The Batesville School District will host its second Teen Driving ROADeo Saturday, April 8 at the FutureFuel/White-Rodgers facility at 2896 Harrison St. The …

Garden seminar planned

March 31, 2017 CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Sharp County Master Gardeners will host its spring 2017 gardening seminar on Saturday, April 8 at the First Baptist …