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ASPSF names PCCUA alumnus as Student of the Month

Kendrick Jackson is Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund's Student of the Month for August 2022. He is pictured here with his daughters, Keniya and Kimmorah. Stuttgart, Ark. (Aug. 9, 2022) — Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund is proud to recognize Phillips Community College alumnus Kendrick Jackson of Stuttgart as the Student of the Month for August 2022.
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Grief recovery group sessions planned

GriefShare, a grief recovery support group, will begin Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Weekly sessions will be held each Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church, located at 305 Keating Road in Batesville. GriefShare is a video series which features several of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on grief...
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New office for Helena campus security

James Reese, of West Helena, and Sammie Henry, of Helena, both former police officers with the Helena-West Helena Police Department, are full-time campus security staff at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA)-Helena with a new office across from the bookstore in the Bonner Student Center. Henry, our...

Tales of the St. Francis River

No other river best captures the diverse nature of Missouri than the St. Francis River. The river begins its 426-mile course in the St. Francis Mountains, flows rapidly in its rugged upper part, before taking the appearance of a typical Ozark river, then ends in the flat swampy country of southeastern Missouri and northeastern Arkansas. It marks the boundary between Missouri and Arkansas along the west side of Dunklin County, then eventually reaches the Mississippi north of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas.

Jack’s announces Aug. 22 opening

Final touches to the new Jack’s are underway at the corner of Hwy. 6E and Woodland Road, and Batesville will soon have a new quick service restaurant. The corporation that owns the more than 220 locations in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi announced this week an opening date of Monday, Aug. 22.

Helena-West Helena Police apprehend suspect in deadly shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — UPDATE: Helena-West Helena police said Gill was arrested Wednesday by police in Warren, Arkansas. Helena-West Helena police officers took him to the Phillips County Detention Center, where he will be housed until his bond hearing. Gill is charged with capital murder, aggravated residential burglary, and three...

Lady Green Wave Win Tourney

The North Delta School Lady Green Wave captured first place in the DeSoto (Ark.) Academy softball tournament Saturday, Aug. 6. North Delta (7-1-1) defeated DeSoto 4-3 in the championship game. Team members include (front, from left) Kori Cox, Kaley Ward, Lindy Ward, Addison Willingham, AC Flautt, Lesley Snider, Kadyn Bates, (back) Jessie Griffin, Brylee McCammon, Anna Jade Cox, Gracelyn Snyder, Addie Carvan, Paizlee Woods, Ivy Gibson, Hardy Flint and Harleigh Matthews.

Ark. man arrested as person of interest in Helena-West Helena homicide

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (WMC) - An Arkansas man was arrested early Tuesday morning in connection to a deadly shooting in Helena-West Helena. Investigators with Helena-West Helena Police Department say officers were dispatched to a residence on HWY 49 regarding a shooting where they found 43-year-old Demarcius Foreman suffering gunshot wounds.

Batesville Fire Dept. Call Log

4:13 a.m – Morningside Ln., fire alarm. 6:02 p.m. – Bates St., lift assist needed. 6:46 p.m. – Covenant Crossing, Home2Suites, commercial fire alarm. 9:27 p.m. – I-55 Northbound at Batesville exit, one car crash, vehicle is smoking. Aug. 3. 1:04 a.m. – Autumn Ave., 81...

LaWanda Gail Franklin Holcomb, 61

LaWanda Gail Franklin Holcomb, 61, passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, at Panola Medical Center in Batesville. LaWanda was born on Jan. 5, 1961 at the Hospital in Batesville. There was a very kind and Godly nurse from the hospital who knew a couple that wanted a child. Three days later LaWanda was laid in the loving arms of her parents, Arthur Leo and Vera Mae Franklin.

Property Transfers

Property transfers between Aug. 1 – 5, 2022, as recorded with the Panola County Chancery Clerk:. Jimmy and Diana Rudd to Laquinza Cox, Southeast Quarter of Section 27 and West Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 26, Township 9 South, Range 7 West. FirstKey...