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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...
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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.

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...

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...

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: Jean Brokaw Bynum

Jean Brokaw Bynum was born on, Saturday, January 27, 1934, to Everett “Cricket” and Oma Rodgers Brokaw at Quarry B in Batesville, Arkansas. She passed from this life on Sunday, August 7, in Batesville, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, eight sisters, Betty Harris-White, Billie...

Pleasant Grove Hawks Offensive Line Call Themselves the Trench Dogs

The Pleasant Grove Hawks Offensive Line call themselves the Trench Dogs. The interior line for the PG football team said it describes the way they play in the trenches. PG’s interior line consist of 1 senior and 5 juniors. Center Matthew Thomas is the senior. Caleb Hackleman, Darell Smith JR, Kaden Allen, Cade Martin and Joseph Bailey round out the Trench Dogs.

Deadly Crash On Highway 65 North Of Branson

(KTTS News) — A woman from Arkansas is dead after an early morning crash on Highway 65 north of Branson. The Highway Patrol says Carla McSpadden, 50, from Bradford, Arkansas was going the wrong way when her SUV hit another SUV head-on. The driver of the other vehicle, 42-year-old...

Obituary: Betty Ann Diggs Brown

Betty Ann Diggs Brown, 86, of Tuckerman, departed this life on Sunday, August 7, 2022. She was born September 18, 1935, to William “Jack” and Lona Meyers Diggs. Betty enjoyed sitting in her swing watching the hummingbirds eat, doing Word Search and Crossword puzzles and trips to Wal-Mart. She loved Elvis, hanging out with her family and attending the Supper Club for the deaf.

Obituary: Mary Adaline Smith

Mary Adaline Smith, 83, of Grubbs departed this life on Sunday, August 7, 2022. She was born April 27, 1939, to William Isaac and Mary Lou (Wingo) Ball. Mary attended the Grubbs Church of Christ. She loved having her family together for holiday dinners. She also loved working in the yard in her flowers and her garden. She entertained herself by reading and doing word search puzzles.

Obituary: Trellis LaVeeda “Jimmie” Coffey Hill

Trellis LaVeeda “Jimmie” Coffey Hill, 101, of Tuckerman departed this life on Thursday, August 4, 2022. She was born in Trumann, Arkansas on July 23, 1921, to Jesse Dewey Coffey and Lula Mae Farmer. Jimmie was a member of the Tuckerman First Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, sewing...