🚧 Update: Full Closure on Northbound State Highway 9 in Melbourne Due to Slide
The time displayed is local to the original 511 traffic site in Arkansas. The local transportation authority has announced a complete closure of all northbound lanes on State Highway 9 in Melbourne, Izard County, due to a landslide in the area. The specific segment with failed lanes extends for approximately 0.05 miles. In light of safety considerations and ongoing hazard mitigation, the closure will remain in effect from 1:00pm until 24 hours daily until further notice. Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes and exercise caution when traveling near the affected zone. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available or when the roadway is reopened.
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...
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...
🚧 Update: Partial Reopening of Harkle Road Creek Bridge on Highway 9 in Fulton County
The time displayed is local to the original 511 traffic site in Arkansas. The Harkle Road Creek Bridge situated on Highway 9 in Fulton County has resumed service with one lane open for alternating traffic. Portable traffic signals have been installed to manage the flow of vehicles. The specific closure affects the outside lane, spanning a distance of 0.1 mile. Motorists are expected to adhere to the new traffic configurations 24 hours a day starting from 11:30 am. Travelers are advised to exercise caution when approaching the bridge area and to anticipate minor delays. The utilization of the portable traffic lights is aimed at ensuring the safety of both the motorists and the workers at the site. The local transportation authorities appreciate the public's patience and cooperation during this period.
Fulton County Sheriff: Arrest made in decades-old murder after confession
Fulton County authorities have made an arrest in a homicide case dating back nearly two decades. According to a release from Fulton County Sheriff Jake Smith, Dennis A. Kingston, 65, was arrested on Feb. 23 after he confessed to shooting David “Stony” Stone through a window at a residence in a rural part of the county on Aug. 25, 2004.
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...
Thayer rallies in fourth quarter to advance to Class 3 state quarterfinal round
Entering the fourth quarter, Thayer had its back against the wall trailing Fatima 35-33. Out of the third quarter break, the Bobcats came out with a different fire. They tallied up 20 points while holding Fatima to seven in the final quarter to turn a two-point deficit into an 11-point win.
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.
Dispensary sees success from house grown marijuana
HARDY, Ark. (KAIT) - Medical marijuana sales saw a great start to the year in January. The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission reports that 5,559 pounds of medical marijuana was sold in the state, totaling $23.1 million in sales so far in 2024. Spring River Dispensary in Hardy sold 115.09 pounds...
LISTEN: Learn more about the Heart Healthy CT from White River Health
White River Health’s Dr. Mahesh Anantha, a medical professional at White River Health, recently spoke with Chad Whiteaker of White River Now about the importance of maintaining a heart-healthy diet and exercise regimen. He also discussed White River Health’s “Heart Healthy CT,” which is available at the White River...
Local Artist Andy Denton's 'Seeing Clouds' Exhibition at BAAC Gallery on Main, Hosted by Batesville Area Arts Council
The Batesville Area Arts Council will host an exhibition, 'Seeing Clouds', by artist Andy Denton at the BAAC Gallery on Main. The opening reception is on Friday, March 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. Denton, a Little Rock-based artist, will give a brief talk at 6 p.m. He is recognized for his metal and ceramic abstract sculptures that explore spirituality, agnosticism, and the balance of belief and skepticism.
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...
Izard Co. Sheriff’s Office alerts public of utility scam
The Izard County Sheriff’s Office has identified a scam call going around Izard County. According to a Facebook post by the sheriff’s office, the caller identifies themselves as being from a local energy provider stating a bill has not been paid and power will be shut off. The caller asks for the bill to be paid using an app or gift cards. One of the phone numbers reported to be used is 601-351-4400.
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...
Hardy man killed in crash
CLAY COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A Hardy man was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Clay County. According to the crash report, 49-year-old Timothy D. Evans was traveling northbound along Highway 67 near Clay Road 110 in Clay County around 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20. The report said Evans...
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.
Thayer pulls away in third quarter to win 11th consecutive district title
For the 11th consecutive season, and 26th time in program history, the Thayer Bobcats are district champions. Thayer pulled away from conference rival Liberty in the third quarter to win the Class 3 District 10 championship 50-36. Thayer carried an 11-9 lead after one quarter and 18-15 advantage at the...
Sheriff’s office urges caution when burning
IZARD COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - The Izard County Sheriff’s Office wants you to be extremely cautious when it comes to burning, as firefighters are facing issues. According to Sheriff Charlie Melton, there were many fires reported recently, and at one time on Tuesday, Feb. 20, eight fires were burning at once.
Two-vehicle accident claims life of Hardy man
A Hardy man died in a two-vehicle accident in rural Clay County on Tuesday. According to the Arkansas State Police, Timothy D. Evans, 49, was driving north on U.S. Highway 67 when his 2001 Chevrolet crossed the center line and struck a southbound 2022 International. The driver of the International was not reported as injured.
Today the gas price is close to $2.92 in Thayer as of 2024-02-26. 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 Monday is $3.264, a week ago the price is $3.279 , according to AAA.