Moped rider killed in highway crash
JACKSON COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A Newport man died Wednesday morning when an SUV struck the rear of his moped. Arkansas State Police reported the crash happened at 8:25 a.m. Feb. 21 on Highway 384 in rural Jackson County. Harley L. Liles, Jr., 59, was westbound on a Taotao moped...
Lyon College Nursing Student Association launches donation drive to support new mothers and babies
BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT/Edited News Release) - The Lyon College Nursing Student Association has kicked off a donation drive. With a focus on aiding new mothers and their newborns who lack immediate resources, particularly those facing financial constraints, the association is rallying the community to contribute to this noble cause. One...
Stroud earns national conservation award from wild turkey foundation
Featured image: NWTF Arkansas State Chapter President Pablo Bacon (center) accepted the award on behalf of Gary Stroud during the NWTF Convention and Sport Show. Bacon was joined by NWTF co-CEOs Kurt Dyroff (left) and Jason Burckhalter (right). Batesville’s Gary Stroud recently received national recognition from the National Wild Turkey...
USDA invests $20.2 million for water and sewer projects in rural Arkansas communities
Little Rock, Ark (KATV) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Thursday they are investing $20.2 million into rural Arkansas communities to fund three new Water and Waste Disposal projects. We’ll be able to provide more volume, more capacity, as the system continues to grow," said Joey Richardson,...
Highschool Soccer | 26 February Cave City Boys Game Notice
The Cave City Boys Soccer team will have a Non-conference game with Mountain Home(Mountain Home, AR) on 26 February, 2024, 7 PM. As of now, Cavemen has won 6 games and lost 17 games, and the winning rate is 0.261.
Today the gas price is close to $2.96 in Pleasant Plains as of 2024-02-25. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.262, a week ago the price is $3.279 , according to AAA.
Gender reveal causes chaos on US highway
BLACK ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - Motorists traveling through the Black Rock area on Feb. 17 were given quite the surprise after a gender reveal went wrong. The town’s mayor, Zach Wilson, asked the police department to assist them with a gender reveal. The mayor planned to do a “burnout”...
Jackson County Arrest Report: February 21, 2024
Inmates booked into the Detention Center in the past 24 hours. Charges: Liquor-PI Appears in Public Place Under Influence. Fraud-OBJUFID Using False Identity to Avoid Arrest/Hinder Prosecution. Flight/Escape-Fugitive From Justice. Bond: $30,000.00. PATTERSON, CHRISTOPHER CODY. Booking #: 35284. Booking Date: 2024-02-20 – 06:52 PM. Charges: Liquor-PI Appears in Public...
Hoxie leads 3-2-1A Boys after Friday; Wichita County’s Gardner into the finals
Salina, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–It was a tough day for the area in the second day of the Class 3-2-1A State Wrestling Tournament inside Tony’s Pizza Events Center, as only one area wrestler made their way to the top six. The wrestler: Wyatt Gardner from Wichita County. Gardner is a multi-finalist for the Indians, as he was able to take his semi-final match to punch his ticket to the finals on Saturday.
Work begins on second bridge replacement in Spring Valley
Work began today on replacing Spring Valley’s second bridge. According to Independence County Judge Kevin Jeffery, the Stacey Drive bridge is being replaced, and the location will be barricaded during the process. Drivers in the area should plan their routes accordingly. In late January, crews replaced the neighborhood’s other...
LISTEN: National Wild Turkey Foundation banquet coming March 9
The local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Foundation (NWTF) will hold its annual banquet on Saturday, March 9, at the Batesville Community Center, 1420 S. 20th St. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Dinner is scheduled for 7 p.m. The banquet, which will also include a silent auction, a...
Experience La Dolce Vita in Batesville: 4 Italian Restaurants Worth Your Attention
This article presents a guide to four Italian restaurants located in Batesville. Have you had the chance to visit any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Please feel free to leave your comments below.
LISTEN: White River Fan Con is coming to Independence County Library
The Independence County Library will host Batesville’s first “Fan Con” next weekend. White River Fan Con, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and March 3, at the Library, will welcome special guests from the worlds of film, television, cosplay, anime, books, and podcasting. The all-ages event will also focus on comics and gaming. A cosplay contest and vendors offering all types of “geek items,” including books, art, jewelry, clothes, and more, will also be part of the fun. Performances and panels are also planned. All three library floors will host aspects of the convention, and all monies raised will go toward continuing the event and funding various aspects of the library’s operation.
NADT Dance Academy Team competes in Branson
Featured image: back row (from left to right) — Sadie Mae Spurlock, Addyson Mawhinnie, Keira Terrell, Karis Ford, Lila McLaughlin, Addison Huss; (front row, l-r) Elizabeth Ballard, Harris Hogue, Aria Ivy, Rosalie Mundrean, Nina Krepps, Nora Black. Image provided by NADT Dance Academy. The NADT Dance Academy’s Competition Team...
Something to Smile About: College opening professional clothing closet
BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - A Northeast Arkansas college is ensuring students are dressed with the best for success away from campus. Lyon College recently announced that it would be opening its “Career Closet Initiative.”. The initiative allows for students to visit the career services office to pick up needed...
SEARK triumphs with doubleheader sweep
Southeast Arkansas College found its way back on the winning path Wednesday after a baseball doubleheader sweep of the Lyon College junior varsity in Batesville. Cameron Gonzalez went 3 for 4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored and helped SEARK collect 12 hits in a 6-3, Game 1 win over the Scots. The Sharks pulled off the sweep with a 13-7 win in Game 2.
Crews respond to large brush fire
WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (KAIT) - Multiple agencies responded to a large brush fire in Walnut Ridge. According to Walnut Ridge Police Chief Jordan Cooksey, the fire was located in a wooded area behind the Hays Supermarket on Southwest Front Street. Cooksey said the fire appeared to be contained to the...
Nonprofit donates blankets to foster care organization
PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) - A nonprofit organization in Northeast Arkansas received a large donation of handmade blankets on Monday. Together We Foster, an organization that assists the foster care system in Northeast Arkansas, received multiple blankets on Feb. 19 that were made by John 3:16 Wings, a drug rehabilitation program for women in Independence County.
Hoxie High's First African American Graduate, Ethel Tompkins, to Feature in Arkansas Folklife Web Series
Ethel Tompkins, a 'Hoxie 21' member and Hoxie High School's first African American graduate, will appear on the Arkansas Folklife Web Series on February 21, 2024. The event is organized by Arkansas Folk and Traditional Arts and is open to the public with registration. Tompkins will discuss the 1955 Hoxie integration and her work with Hoxie The First Stand Inc., a nonprofit organization.
Lawrence County Regional Water District To Hold Meeting
The Lawrence County Regional Water Board will hold a special meeting on February 29th at 6pm. The meeting will be held at the District Office located in Portia Arkansas. The Lawrence County Regional Water District Office is located at 205 Coffman Street, Portia Arkansas 72457. For more information you can...