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Lady Melbourne Bearkatz showcase great talent last week in 2A State Tournament

Photo submitted. The Lady Bearkatz were in Mountain Home last week for the 2A State Tournament. Their opening round opponents were the Lavaca Golden Arrows. The Lady Bearkatz offense was humming early, as they scored in each of the first six innings en route to a...

List of medical marijuana dispensaries in Arkansas announced

The list of the 32 cannabis buying locations in Arkansas for medical marijuana has been announced. The state has been divided into eight zones with four dispensing locations in each zone. Independence, Sharp, Jackson, Randolph, and Woodruff are among the counties located in zone 3...

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...

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...

Weekend of family fun planned during Springfest in Heber Springs

Swing into spring at the 32nd annual Springfest in Heber Springs on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18. This free festival is packed with great family fun starting at noon on Friday and continuing all day Saturday. Springfest will have attractions, activities, and...

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...

Local creek restoration, new lake planned for completion in 2022

A Louisiana company has been hired for the cleanup effort of Departee Creek in Independence County with a new lake planned for completion in 2022. The project has been a long time in getting to the cleanup effort. The Departee Creek Watershed Improvement District was...

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers coming to Batesville

Wichita, Kan.-based Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has announced a franchise agreement for three new area locations, including one in Batesville. The chain announced in a press release today that in addition to the Batesville location, local entrepreneur Kevin Morrow will also open new...

Arkansas unemployment benefits to be ‘chipped away’ in 2018

A look at unemployment insurance in the state of Arkansas finds a “chipping away” of benefits by the state legislature over the past few years, with the “chipping” continuing into January 2018. The state governing body has repeatedly reduced the amount of unemployment insurance available...

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...

President Clinton to speak at ASU Feb. 11

JONESBORO – President Bill Clinton, the founder of the Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, will speak at Riceland Hall of Fowler Center on the Arkansas State University campus, Monday, Feb. 11. “An Evening with President Clinton” will be part of the...