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CCSO deputy, Heber Springs officer stabbed on call

A Cleburne County sheriff’s deputy and a Heber Springs police officer were wounded by a suspect who was suspected of trespassing on property along the eastern edge of Heber Springs on Saturday morning. “Both the officer and deputy are doing well, and the outpouring of community support the department...
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Harding Wins Eight GAC Sportsmanship Awards

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – On Wednesday, the Great American Conference announced its sportsmanship awards for the Spring 2021 and 2021-22 seasons. The league's head coaches chose the Team Sportsmanship Awards, based on a point system. From the spring 2021 season, Harding collected the honor for women's soccer, men's cross county,...
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Arkansas woman killed in head-on crash near Branson

A woman from Arkansas was killed in a head-on vehicle collision on Friday, Aug. 5, seven miles north of Branson. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported Carla McSpadden, 50, of Bradford, Arkansas was traveling south in the northbound lane of Highway 65 at 12:14 a.m., when her 2011 Chevrolet Equinox struck a northbound 2021 Dodge Durango head-on, being driven by Crystal Thompson, 42, of Clever.
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Newport Police Department names new chief

NEWPORT, Ark. (KAIT) - The city of Newport has a new police chief. In a Tuesday news release shared on social media, the Newport Police Department introduced Larry Dulaney as its new chief. Dulaney has been on the NPD force since 1988. For the last 12 years, he has served...

BHSC students, teachers celebrate AP scores

Advance placement (AP) scores show Batesville High School Charter students rank above the average Arkansas student and global student in many AP categories. For instance, in AP Calculus, the average BHSC student had a score of 4.5 out of 5. On this year’s exam, six Batesville students out of 10 who took the exam scored a perfect 5 out of 5.

Hawks prepare for upcoming scrimmage game in Mount Pleasant

Pleasant Grove Hawks Head Coach Josh Gibson spoke to Fox Sports Texarkana about the team’s scrimmage Friday at Mount Pleasant. Head Coach Gibson told Fox Sports Texarkana’s Bob DelGiorno that fans are welcome to come out and support the team. At 6 o’clock both Junior Varsity teams will play for about 50 minutes, one on offense and the other on defense. After the JV game, fans can expect a 15-minute breather.

UACCB Career Coach program adds two districts

In partnership with the Arkansas Department of Career Technical Education and partnering districts, the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) has announced new career coach positions for Batesville School District and Cedar Ridge School District. According to a release from UACCB, these two career coaches are “…dedicated to...

Barnett commits to Harding

A member of the Mountain Home High School football team will go into his senior year with a commitment to play on the collegiate level. Brady Barnett has committed to attend Harding University in Searcy next year. Barnett has played both quarterback and running back for the Bombers. He has...

ASP: Suspect shot after deputy, officer injured in Cleburne County

Arkansas State Police say a Cleburne County sheriff’s deputy and a Heber Springs police officer were wounded by a suspect suspected of trespassing on property along the eastern edge of Heber Springs Saturday morning. A release from the state police says the sheriff’s deputy and local police officer encountered...

L.A.X. - The Liberal Arts Experience podcast series is now available!

What is a liberal arts college? More importantly, what is a liberal arts education?. Those are the exact questions Dr. Wesley Beal, Professor of English at Lyon College, is exploring. But as is always the case when it comes to the liberal arts, a single answer just won’t suffice. Instead, Beal has produced L.A.X. - The Liberal Arts Experience, a 6-episode podcast mini-series that dives into those questions still lingering about at the top of the article, and gives audiences a new perspective into what the liberal arts actually are.

Obituary: Alla Jean Miller Martin

Alla Jean Miller Martin, 82, of Batesville passed away on August 7, 2022. She was born December 23, 1939, in Zion, Arkansas to Delbert Abner Miller and Lima Hazel Haley Miller. Alla was a member of Ruddell Hill Baptist Church; she loved her church where she taught Sunday school and...

Obituary: Donald “Donnie” Vinson, Jr.

Donald “Donnie” Vinson, Jr., of Newark, Arkansas, departed this life on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at the age of 62. He was born October 5, 1959, in Batesville, Arkansas, the son of William Donald Vinson, Sr., and Barbara (McVay) Vinson. On August 5, 1977, Donnie married Miss Essie Jane Murphree, and they spent 45 years raising a family together.

Obituary: Dallas Rolins

Dallas Rolins, 84, of Bethesda passed away on August 9, 2022, at Batesville. He was born October 16, 1937, at Burdette, Arkansas to Virgil and Beatrice Rolins. He was a retired maintenance foreman for Arkansas Lime, an avid horseman and of the Baptist faith. Dallas enjoyed going to the sale barn and fishing.