Arkansas Country Fall Fest coming Nov. 15-17

A ribbon-cutting was held this morning at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View for Arkansas Country Fall Fest. Cutting the ribbon is Nathan Hunnicutt, president of the Arkansas Country Music Association. The Arkansas Country Fall Fest will be hosted by the Ozark Folk Center...

Shooting at Sage in Izard County injures one

The Izard County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect in a shooting early last (Thursday) evening in the Sage Community. On the sheriff's Facebook page, Sheriff Earnie Blackley, said they received a call shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday and responded to a residence in...

Bean Fest and Outhouse Races coming Oct. 25-26 to Mountain View

A hint of autumn in the air means outhouses are being constructed and bean recipes are being perfected for the Bean Fest and Outhouse Races to be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26 in Mountain View. Now in its 37th year, the festival...

Overnight earthquake rattles north central Arkansas

A magnitude 3.7 earthquake shook a good portion of the southern Ozarks overnight. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake was recorded at 1:43 a.m. local time with the epicenter located around 11 miles south, southeast of Gassville, near the Baxter/Marion County...

State Capitol Week in Review from Sen. James Sturch

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) received a grant of $4.6 million to boost its program to encourage primary care physicians to practice in rural areas. UAMS, the state’s main medical school, has eight regional campuses around the state. They will partner with...

Gov. Hutchinson visits Midland Public School

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson spoke to a gymnasium filled with Midland students today. Superintendent Dwayne Wammack made a special announcement last week that Hutchinson would be making Midland Public School a stop on his tour of some of the state's schools. The governor is touring the...

Two arrested in White County shooting and theft

A man and woman were arrested yesterday in a shooting and theft incident in White County. The White County Sheriff’s Department said deputies responded to Old Kensett Road and Whitney Lane on a claim by a male that he had been shot in the head,...

Area law enforcement stepping up visibility, patrolling in light of recent threat

The public will be noticing increased visibility of law enforcement in and around local schools as precautionary measures to reports of an alleged threat made on social media of gun violence at an undisclosed Arkansas school reportedly planned for later this week. (Scroll below...

Vest honored by NADC with Lowrie Above & Beyond award

The Northcentral Arkansas Development Council (NADC) recently honored Izard County coordinator Sherry Vest with the JoAnn Lowrie Above & Beyond annual award at NADC’s recent August board meeting. JoAnn Lowrie retired in 2017 after beginning her career with NADC beginning as a Head Start classroom...

State Capitol Week in Review from Sen. James Sturch

Last year 426 Arkansas residents died from a drug overdose, according to death certificates filed with the state Health Department. That is an increase in fatal drug overdoses from 2017, when 417 people in Arkansas died from drugs. The data is from the most recent...

Authorities release name of man found dead in Independence County

A release from the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Department said the body found Monday near a residence on Union Hill Road in the southern part of Independence County was that of James Bushart, 49, of Lonoke County. The information said Bushart was apparently killed at a...