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Main Street Batesville’s free Summer Concert Series kicks off Saturday

Main Street Batesville Director Maggie Tipton Smart (pictured below left) and Main Street Batesville Board Member Ashley Engles (right) visited Arkansas 103.3’s “Morning Scramble” with Wes Gwaltney this morning to discuss Saturday’s inaugural concert of the four-part free Summer Concert Series. (Scroll down to listen to the conversation.)
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Wetumpka Herald

Former Wetumpka baseball star Seth Johnson transfers to Harding University

A former Wetumpka baseball star is changing college baseball teams. Seth Johnson, a former Wetumpka standout and the 2019 Elmore County Baseball Player of the Year, is transferring from Troy University to play baseball at Harding University in Arkansas. Johnson signed with Troy out of high school when he graduated...

BPD: K9s utilized in Monday Walmart threat hunt; investigation ongoing

Here’s an update on the June 20 Batesville Walmart Supercenter bomb threat. According to Batesville Police, the department responded to a call from the store around 7:50 p.m. Monday. Authorities were told a male caller had contacted the store, and while speaking to a store associate, said he was going to “blow the store up.”

Deputy to be honored by national motorcycle ride Friday

An Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy who died in the line of duty last year will be remembered in June by a Washington state-based group of motorcyclists. The End of Watch Ride to Remember is a group of motorcycle riders that escorts a 40-foot trailer across the country to honor fallen officers from the prior year.

Mountain Home legion baseball teams sweep Clinton

It was a sweep at home for the Mountain Home American Legion baseball teams Thursday night as both picked up wins over Clinton. The Lockeroom team got a big night from Mason Walker in a 7-2 win. Walker had four hits, including two home runs and a double, and drove in four runs. Logen Walker was the winning pitcher.

Obituary: Stuart Carpenter

Stuart Carpenter, 56, of Batesville, Arkansas passed away on June 20, 2022. Stuart was born December 1, 1965, in Fort Meade, Maryland to Cecil Don Carpenter and Peggy (Worthen) Carpenter. Stuart was a graduate of Conway High School, class of 1984, where he excelled in Track and Field, in which...

Obituary: Joanne “Jody” L. Kirkpatrick

Joanne L. ”Jody” Kirkpatrick was born on July 24, 1936, in Geary, Oklahoma to Joe Mourer and Oleta Moore Mourer. Heaven’s door opened for Joanne ”Jody” Kirkpatrick on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the age of 85. Upon her death, she wished to share the following verses of hope and joy: ”For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 8: 38-39.

Dinner, live entertainment highlight BAAC event

Featured image (from left to right): Luke Middleton, John Parks, and Sarah Jo Sample perform at BAAC’s Summer Celebraton. Batesville Area Arts Council’s (BAAC) annual Summer Celebration fundraiser was held on Saturday, June 18, at Lyon College’s Highland House presented by First Community Bank. The event surpassed its initial fundraising goal, raising more than $12,000 for the non-profit organization.

Lyon College students are preparing the college students of tomorrow

After they finish their last finals for the spring semester, most students are excited to pack their bags and head home to start their summer break. However, a few Lyon College students chose to spend their summer on campus participating in a program called Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS). UBMS is...

June 21 Primary Runoff Election Results

JUNE 21 Primary Runoff Election Results of Note as of 9:50 p.m. REP Representative John Payton 3,396 (58%) – Projected Winner. REP Senator James Sturch 2,441 (42%) REP Judge Robert Griffin 588 (41%) REP Justice Wayne Long 832 (59%) – Projected Winner. State Representative District 02. REP State...

Batesville Walmart evacuated Monday night on report of bomb threat

Customers and employees of the Batesville Walmart Supercenter were evacuated Monday night after a bomb threat was reportedly received over the phone. Social media reports noted a heavy local law enforcement presence on the scene last night with a large crowd gathered in the store’s parking lot during the 9 p.m. hour as authorities searched the building.