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Traffic Alert: ArDOT closing highway for pipe installation

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - The Arkansas Department of Transportation announced Thursday it will close Highway 230 near Alicia to install a new metal pipe. Highway crews will remove the old corrugated metal pipes and install new ones for a cross-drain beginning Monday morning, May 23. The cross-drain will be...
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Fatal crash outside Red Bud on Saturday

What started as a happy occasion quickly turned to a tragedy as an accident killed one and seriously injured another member of a wedding party over the weekend. On the afternoon of Saturday, May 14, Ryne Fithian, 25, of Sparta, and Allison Flynn, 22, of Sparta, had just gotten married and were on their way to their wedding reception with two other members of the wedding party, Chance Karnes, 20, of Herrin, and Destiny Gillihan, 20, of Batesville, AR, in the vehicle.
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Batesville residents voice concern about speeding at city council meeting

Some local residents voiced concern about speeding at Tuesday’s Batesville City Council meeting. Mayor Rick Elumbaugh and council members heard reports from downtown residents about witnessing drivers consistently going well above the 25 mph speed limit signs posted in Batesville’s historical district. Amanda Bruce, who lives in a...
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‘Bark in the Park’ planned for Saturday at Riverside Park

Dogs of all breeds and sizes will be at Batesville’s Riverside Park Saturday for another edition of “Bark in the Park,” an annual fundraiser for the Humane Society of Independence County (HSIC). The event is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. A variety of fun canine activities...
BATESVILLE, AR
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Charity golf tournament for Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches a success

Featured image: ASYR’s Matt Cleveland (left), and First Community Bank President and COO Boris Dover at the May 11 tournament. Over $34,000 was recently raised for the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches (ASYR). First Community Bank hosted the 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the ASYR at the Course...
BATESVILLE, AR
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World War II veteran’s remains return home after 80 years

HIGHLAND, Ark. (KAIT) - Brady Prewitt was killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor and his remains have been interred at a memorial in Hawaii ever since, but after all this time they have made their way home. Thanks to DNA testing, it was found in 2019, Brady, who was...
HIGHLAND, AR
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Obituary: Mickey Gail McSpadden

Mickey Gail McSpadden, 77, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. He was born in Graham, Texas to Gail and Ovell McSpadden on March 21, 1945. He grew up in Bethesda, Arkansas with his parents and his brother, Jim. He graduated from ASU and while attending school there, met the...
BATESVILLE, AR
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Tuckerman beats EPC to win 2022 2A State Softball Championship

BENTON, Ark. (KAIT) - We had an all NEA matchup Thursday in the 2A State Softball Championship. Tuckerman made it back-to-back titles, the Lady Bulldogs (25-5) beat East Poinsett County 6-2 at the Benton Athletic Complex. Makaylie Gist earned Finals MVP honors, she had 5 strikeouts in 6.1 innings. EPC...
TUCKERMAN, AR
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Foodshare/Snap Accepted at Sturgeon Bay and Jacksonport Farmers Markets

This year, United Way of Door County is expanding the farmers market FoodShare program to the Jacksonport Farmers Market. Individuals who receive FoodShare, also known as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), can exchange their funds for tokens, in one dollar increments, that can be used for eligible items at participating vendors at the Sturgeon Bay and Jacksonport Farmers Markets.
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Obituary: Lisa Kerlin Gardner

Lisa Kerlin Gardner, 60 of Locust Grove passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Batesville. She was born April 1, 1962, at Batesville to Noel “N.F.” and Beverly Grandstaff Kerlin. She was a care provider for the elderly and a member of the Concord First Baptist Church. Lisa loved flowers and her cats.
LOCUST GROVE, AR
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2A State Softball Preview: Tuckerman aims for back to back titles

TUCKERMAN, Ark. (KAIT) - Tuckerman has a chance for back-to-back state championships. The Lady Bulldogs are on a 16-game winning streak. They won the 2A-2 regular-season crown, the 2A-2 Tournament, and the 2A North Regional. Matt Dillon’s crew recorded 3 straight shutouts in the state tournament, outscoring opponents 28 to nothing.
TUCKERMAN, AR
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Club permits for two Batesville restaurants on city council agenda

The Batesville City Council will consider two ordinances for private club permits at its meeting on Tuesday. Big’s Restaurant (pictured above) at 231 East Main in Batesville is applying for a permit from the Arkansas Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) division that allows for the serving of alcoholic beverages at an establishment.
BATESVILLE, AR
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Benefit account established for elementary school principal

A benefit account for Byron Difani has been setup at Centennial Bank to assist with medically-related expenses. Difani is the principal at Eagle Mountain Elementary and has recently been diagnosed with colon cancer. If you would like to donate, please visit any Centennial Bank location.
BATESVILLE, AR
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