Forest fires keep area departments busy Sunday; some flare-ups reported Monday
Above and below: Independence County Judge Kevin Jeffery forwarded images of the Brock Mountain blaze Sunday night. UPDATE, Feb. 26, 2024, 1:25 p.m.: According to Independence County Judge Kevin Jeffery, Independence County is now under a burn ban, effective immediately. Four different forest fires kept local fire departments on high...
Crews battle dozens of fires across Arkansas
IZARD COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - Fire crews are urging you to use caution as they are battling several fires across Arkansas. The Arkansas Forestry Division said there have been over 100 active fires in the last week, and they impacting every county. In Izard County, Office of Emergency Management Director...
Woman killed in single-car crash
STONE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A 35-year-old woman died Sunday when her car collided with a tree. Arkansas State Police reported the crash happened at 2:08 p.m. Feb. 25 on State Highway 14 in Stone County. According to the preliminary fatal crash report, Roxann Lee Horton of Guion was eastbound...
Taste of Batesville: 4 Pizzas That Will Make You Crave More
1. US Pizza - Batesville. Despite a minor hiccup in service, characterized by a delayed order, this restaurant offers a welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff, making it a pleasant place to dine. The pizza, particularly the Georgia Peach by Deanna Beasley, is a standout, boasting a delicious taste that makes up for the occasional use of canned ingredients. While the use of fresh mushrooms could enhance the experience, the overall quality of the food remains high.
IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICEWEEKLY INCARCERATION REPORT
According to Sheriff Charley Melton, the following individuals were incarcerated last week. April Payton, 28 of Tulsa, was arrested on February 20th for possession of a controlled substance, furnishing prohibited articles, obstructing governmental operations, resisting arrest, and a failure to appear warrant out of the Izard County Circuit Court. Daniel...
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...
The gas price fluctuate between $2.88 and $2.99 in Batesville as of 2024-02-24. Find the cheapest 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 Saturday is $3.264, a week ago the price is $3.282 , according to AAA.
Highschool Baseball | 26 February Wynne Boys Game Notice
The Wynne Boys Baseball team will have a Non-conference game with Batesville(Batesville, AR) on 26 February, 2024, 4:30 PM. As of now, Yellowjackets has won 8 games and lost 2 games, and the winning rate is 0.8.
Unlocking Urban Potential: Dr. Scott Roulier Shares Vision for Thriving Cities Lab
In the intricate tapestry of urban development, where the threads of civic engagement, historical legacies, and community resilience intertwine, Dr. Scott Roulier, David Trimble Professor of Political Philosophy at Lyon College, stands as a scholar weaving together the realms of political philosophy and city planning. His work reflects a profound commitment to understanding the philosophical underpinnings of urban spaces.
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,...
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...
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: 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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
Three-pointers Lift Rural Special Over Concord
The Rural Special senior boys put on a three-point shooting clinic in their district semifinal game against top-seeded Concord Feb. 15, propelling the fourth-seeded Rebels to a 73-51 victory. The team got 11 long-range baskets from sophomore Brayden Watts and recorded 18 overall. The team could not repeat the shooting...
Batesville law firm Blair & Stroud welcomes new lawyer
Kaitlin G. Blakely (pictured) has recently joined Blair & Stroud Law Firm as an attorney. Blakely, a Batesville native, graduated Cum Laude with a juris doctorate in 2023 from the William H. Bowen School of Law, where she was involved in the Moot Court Board’s competition team, served as a Dean’s Fellow, and earned recognition as a Bowen Scholar.