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Lyon Alumnae voted “Woman of the Year” for fundraising efforts for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Arkansas

Photo submitted Jalesa Reed, a 2013 Lyon College graduate was voted the 2019 “Woman of the Year”  for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Arkansas. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the largest nonprofit health organization devoted to fighting blood cancer. Reed’s first financial goal was met...

LISTEN: Batesville Preservation Association to host “Tour of Homes”

Photo Credit: Batesville Preservation Association Facebook page The Batesville Preservation Association is featuring a "Tour of Homes" this Sunday in Batesville. Four homes in the downtown area will be featured Sunday, May 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Leslie Gitz with the Batesville Preservation Association stopped...

Second Annual Mountain View Iris Festival set for May 3-4

Planning has been underway for months in advance for the festival.You will enjoy the iris blooms and the friendly hospitality of our residents in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. Live music will fill the air both nights of the festival. The courthouse stage will feature...

Ozark Gateway banquet honors Cave City Watermelon Fest, Dozier, Folk Fest, White River Now, and more

JACKSONPORT — This year’s Ozark Gateway Leo Rainey Tourism Appreciation Banquet was held on Thursday at the Jacksonport State Park visitor center, recognizing citizens, organizations and businesses that have made an impact on the Ozark Gateway Region. Featured speaker was Mat Faulkner, president of Think...

LISTEN: Gary B. learns more about the upcoming Mountain View Iris Fest

The Mountain View Iris Festival is coming Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4, and White River Now's Gary B. visited with Pat Cash and Karen Avey about the event. A variety of music will available while visitors enjoy the iris blooms throughout the...

BREAKING: Concord Schools reporting a gun-related death of student on campus; no other students were near at time of incident

Concord School District parents are reporting they have received a call from the school confirming that today after lunch a high school student died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No students were around when the incident occurred, according to the recorded message from the district's...

Former White River Juvenile Dentention Center Captain called “sadistic” by U.S. District Judge, sentenced to 7 years in prison

Peggy Kendrick, 45, who at one time held the rank of Captain and oversaw operations at the White River Juvenile Detention Center in Batesville, has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison. The Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports that the sentence is 13 months more...

Arkansas Folk Festival coming up April 19-20 in Mountain View

Photo Credit: yourplaceinthemountains.com Since 1963, spring in the small town of Mountain View has been in ushered by not only the blooming of wildflowers and dogwoods, but also by the "Arkansas Folk Festival."  It is a festival that marks the return of impromptu musical gatherings,...

Lyon College thanks this year’s Arkansas Scottish Festival sponsors

This past weekend, Lyon College celebrated its 40th year the Arkansas Scottish Festival. On behalf of Lyon and the festival, we would like to give a special thanks to the festival’s sponsors. Thanks to their generosity, thousands are able to visit the Batesville community...

Human remains found on Riverview school district campus in Searcy

Yet-to-be-identified human remains were recently found on the Riverview School District High School campus in Searcy. A social media post by the school district said a student found the adult remains in the woods behind the school’s administration building and notified police. The post said the...

40th Annual Arkansas Scottish Festival at Lyon College April 12-14

Every April, Lyon College holds the Arkansas Scottish Festival, one of the premier Scottish festivals in the United States. Established in 1980 as the Highland Games, the festival is emblematic of the College, its Scottish heritage, and its Presbyterian connection. Over the years, the...