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Friday, August 14, 2020

Gary B.: Gas prices hit over $3 a gallon in parts of state

Gasoline prices continue to rise from $2.11 a gallon in late November of last year to a national average of $2.99 today. In Arkansas, the price for a gallon of regular unleaded ranges from $2.27 a gallon at McGehee to $3.09 a gallon at...

Climate Advocate Training to be offered in Jonesboro

  Arkansas Citizens Climate Lobby will be having a Climate Advocate Training in Jonesboro, Saturday, June 2, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Shakespeare Room at the Craighead County Public Library at 315 W. Oak Ave. Citizen's Climate Lobby (CCL) is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots...

Ozark Gateway announces Regional Tourism Awards

The Ozark Gateway Tourist Council (OGTC) held their annual tourism appreciation banquet at the Batesville Recreation Center on Friday, April 27. Guest speaker David Bazzel spoke of the many unique attractions the area has to promote tourism and inspired attendees to be innovative about creating...

2018 Farm Families of the Year named

County winners for the 71st annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year program have been selected, according to a release from the Arkansas Farm Bureau. The county winners will be visited by a set of judges to determine the eight district winners, to be announced...

Groundbreaking held for new Fairfield Bay hotel

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Thursday afternoon at Fairfield Bay for the city's new and first hotel. Paul Wellenberger, mayor of Fairfield Bay, said yesterday the city has long needed a place for visitors looking at the area as a possible retirement community. Cobblestone Hotel and Suites will...

Region 8 News: State Police patrolling via the skies

Region 8 News has this report on taking those "Speed enforced by aircraft" signs seriously. Take a look at their report  here.  

Region 8 News: One killed, one arrested outside Trumann Walmart

Region 8 News is reporting a confrontation outside the Trumann Walmart Sunday night led to the shooting death of a man. Another man was arrested at the scene which Region 8 reports unfolded in front a crowd of people, including children. Read the report here.

A-State announces new pre-med scholarship to encourage practicing in rural Arkansas

Arkansas State University (A-State) has announced the establishment of the Arkansas Family Health Foundation Pre-Med Scholarship. It was created to assist full-time, upper-level pre-med majors at A-State and instituted following a commitment of $25,000 by Arkansas Family Health Foundation. The scholarship is part of an effort...

State Trooper wounded during Hot Spring County traffic stop

Arkansas State Trooper Kyle Sheldon was wounded Sunday night (April 1, 2018) when he was shot during a traffic stop at U.S. Hwy. 270 near Interstate 30 in Rockport (Hot Spring County). Trooper Sheldon was transported to a Hot Springs hospital. His wound is not believed...

Batesville wins state tourism award

https://youtu.be/HsLx7yLTg3Y Batesville was among the award recipients at the 2018 Arkansas Henry Awards held last night at Southland Park in West Memphis, Ark. The awards were given by the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism. The Community Tourism Development award is presented annually to a community or...

Arkansas State Police to investigate overnight police pursuit, shooting in White County

A police pursuit along U.S. Highway 67 initiated by Bald Knob police last night (Wednesday, March 7) ended in Beebe with multiple law enforcement agencies involved, and the suspect driver reportedly attempting to take his own life. Phillip Stroisch, 42, of Chesterfield, Mo., was...