• Escapee killed in crash; wife in custody

    NEWPORT (AP) — A Jackson County jail escapee has been killed during a police pursuit in Missouri. Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas says 39-year-old Steven Mitchell died Tuesday afternoon after crashing the vehicle he was driving while trying to elude police in Mountain View, Mo. …

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  • Teams ‘fired’ up for truck pull

    They’ll tug and they’ll pull and when it’s all said and done there will probably be plenty of huffing and puffing from those trying to catch their breaths. But what would one expect after trying to pull 74,700 pounds of red, white and chrome for …

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  • Brothers fight over cigarette, police say

    A fight over a cigarette landed one brother in jail and the other at the hospital on Monday. Officer Jonathan Brown said the mother of 28-year-old Stephen Qualls and 36-year-old Eric Gant said Gant jumped Qualls for no reason and she had to drag him …

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  • Ozarka to break ground on center in early fall

    MELBOURNE — When current and prospective students visit Ozarka College next year, they will not have to walk from building to building to take advantage of the many student services offered at the growing technical college. Ozarka is on track to break ground on a …

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  • Physician returns home to practice

    Dr. Dylan Carpenter, orthopaedic surgeon, has joined the White River Medical Center medical staff, announced Gary L. Bebow, administrator/CEO. Carpenter’s office will be in Medical Park Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic. A native of northeast Arkansas, Carpenter completed a bachelor and master of science in …

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  • Citizens Bank helps furnish new clinic

    The Citizens Bank recently donated office furniture that will allow the Christian Health Center to open a new clinic in Batesville by January 2014, according to a news release. Christian Health Center provides medical services to uninsured members of the community, plus medicines and pastoral …

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  • Cedar Ridge School sets substitute orientation

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District will be hosting a substitute orientation at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Newark Elementary, 3549 Cord Road. Background checks will be administered and those interested in being substitute teachers are asked to bring their driver’s license, Social Security card …

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  • Rezoning requested by planning commission

    The Batesville Planning Commission will take up a rezoning request when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday at city hall. The commission will hold a public hearing to consider a rezoning for property along Harrison Street west of the intersection of Gap Road requested by …

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  • Local photographer lauded at state

    HIGHLAND — Local professional photographer Clark Sanders, recently attended the Arkansas Professional Photographers Association (APPA) annual state convention held in Hot Springs, where he received seven awards in the state photographic print competition including Photographer of the Year. The winning photograph entitled, “Darius,” received the …

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  • Workers’ comp office to close in Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (AP) — The Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission has decided to close its Fort Smith satellite office as a cost-cutting measure. The commission says it was debating whether to close offices in Springdale or Fort Smith. Commission CEO Alan McClain wrote in a letter …

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  • Author James Patterson funds Arkansas scholarship

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Bestselling author James Patterson has given $48,000 to establish a scholarship fund for University of Arkansas students majoring in elementary or secondary education. Chancellor G. David Gearhart says he was contacted by Patterson to discuss the possibility of the scholarship fund. Patterson …

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  • Entergy Corp. laying off; includes 165 in Ark.

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Entergy Corp. says it plans to cut 800 jobs — nearly one-third of them in Louisiana, where the bulk of its employees live. Spokesman Chanel Lagarde says layoffs have begun and should be completed this year. He says Entergy is committed …

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