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Motorcycle passenger dies following crash

POCAHONTAS, Ark. (KAIT) - A Pocahontas woman died Saturday of injuries she sustained in a motorcycle crash. Arkansas State Police report the crash happened at 7:44 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 67 and McQuay Avenue. Sarah Pratt, 34, was southbound on a 2001 Honda Shadow...
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Man killed in UTV rollover

INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - An Independence Co. man died Sunday when his utility vehicle overturned. The crash happened at 1:17 a.m. Sept. 19 on North Vaughn Street in Sulphur Rock, according to Arkansas State Police. Richard Jordan Ottaway, 35, of Sulphur Rock was westbound when he attempted to make...
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Dr. Jewel (Joe) Glenn Rainwater

Dr. Jewel Glenn Rainwater, 90, passed away peacefully Sept. 10, 2021. Joe was born in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas to Clarence E. and Alpha Christine Ball Rainwater. He married Joyce Lanell Fulbright on Nov. 12, 1951. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Alpha Rainwater, wife, Joyce (married...
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'It's about to get real'

Being 0-3 to start the season isn’t the end of the world. It might not be the norm for Batesville, because of its winning tradition that includes a state championship in 2003 and state semifinalists three times, but the time has come to put the non-conference in the past and prepare for the 5A-East conference-opener at Nettleton on Friday.
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Man killed in UTV crash

SULPHUR ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - An Independence County man died early Sunday after a utility vehicle crash in Sulphur Rock, according to Arkansas State Police. Richard Jordan Ottoway, 35, of Sulphur Rock was going west on North Vaughn Street in a 2020 Polaris Ranger around 1:20 a.m. Sunday when the crash happened.
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Black artist paints struggles for Batesville exhibit

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Race has been a part of many conversations the last couple of years, but one Northwest Arkansas student is speaking through a stroke of paint. The Batesville Area Arts Council is playing host to an exhibit filled completely with the works of graduate student Markeith Woods, who wants to share his culture with the town.
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5 people killed in crashes on state roadways

A Sulphur Rock man died early Sunday morning in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Sulphur Rock, according to an Arkansas State Police report. Richard Jordan Ottaway, 35, was driving a 2020 Polaris Ranger westbound on North Vaughn Street at around 1:17 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle during a left-hand turn, causing it to skid in loose gravel and roll, ejecting Ottaway, the report said.
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Davis receives promotion at Citizens Bank

Batesville-based Citizens Bank has announced the promotion of Lisa Davis to senior vice president, managing director of enterprise risk management. Since joining Citizens Bank in 2009, Davis has served in a variety of roles within the bank, including AVP, loan processing supervisor; VP, loan operations manager; and VP, senior compliance officer. Her expertise in risk assessment and management is an asset to the bank.
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Sulphur Rock man dies after one-vehicle accident

An Independence County man died early Sunday morning after a one-vehicle accident in Sulphur Rock. According to the preliminary fatality report released by the Arkansas State Police, Richard Jordan Ottaway, 35, of Sulphur Rock was driving a Polaris Ranger utility vehicle west on North Vaughn Street around 1:15 a.m. when he lost control of the UTV while trying to negotiate a left-hand turn.
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Batesville Pioneers fall to 0-3 Friday night at home

The Batesville Pioneers fell to 0-3 on the season after the Mountain Home Bombers defeated the Pioneers by a score of 35-7 at Pioneer Stadium. The Pioneers’ only points of the game came on a 12-yard pass from Jay Storlie to Keaton Douglas in the final quarter. Esler Ordonez kicked the extra point.
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Batesville native Straw named Director of Career Services at UALR

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has named Brittany Straw as the new director of Career Services. “We are thrilled to welcome Brittany to UA Little Rock,” said Dr. Sarah Beth Estes, dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education, where Career Services is housed. “Brittany is a dynamic and visionary leader. Her experience and enthusiasm make her the ideal person to build on the investments the Donaghey Foundation has made in Career Services over the last couple of years.”
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4-Day Weather Forecast For Batesville

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Batesville: Sunday, September 19: Chance of Showers And Thunderstorms; Monday, September 20: Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight; Tuesday, September 21: Chance of Showers And Thunderstorms; Wednesday, September 22: Sunny
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