Searcy named winner in Small Business Revolution, $500K renovation after weeks of voting

Searcy has won a spot on the Hulu reality show Small Business Revolution – Main Street. After weeks of voting, the town has won a $500,000 revitalization of six small businesses and the downtown area. The renovations will be featured on the...

Body of Jonesboro man found in flood waters near Elgin

Authorities found the body of an elderly man in the flood waters of the Black River over the weekend. The man, Loyd Cockrell, 76, had been traveling to Batesville on State Highway 37 Friday to make a delivery. Cockrell's last reported location was near Elgin, according to...

Soybeans take top spot as the most-harvested Arkansas Delta crop in 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says soybeans were the product most sown and harvested in the Delta region of state last year. Soybeans were planted on 3.24 million acres. The average soybean yield was 51 bushels per acre. Rice was second at 1.43 million...

Residents urged to evacuate after rains erode levee in Jackson County

Heavy rainfall over the past few days prompted Jackson County authorities to issue a non-mandatory evacuation advisory for residents near a levee in a rural section of the county. The heavy rains have eroded the levee, but it has not failed. County Judge Jeff Phillips...

Gary B.: Notes on proposed legislation during the Arkansas General Assembly

Things are beginning to pick up a little as the Arkansas General Assembly in Little Rock continues to work through proposed legislation. Here are a few notes: In a vote of 89-7, the House of Representatives voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 1182. If it...

Izard County Election Commissioners sworn in

LOOKING FORWARD TO 2020 ELECTION -- Shelly Downing (left), Izard County Circuit/County Clerk, administers the oath of office to Izard County Election Commissioners Randall Lovelace (center) and Mickey Spangler (right) for the 2019-2020 term. Lovelace was voted chairman at the first commissioner’s meeting on...

Tuckerman man going wrong way on I-555 killed in head-on collision

A Tuckerman man driving in the wrong direction on Interstate 555 was killed late last night in a head-on collision. The accident occurred near the city of Bay in Craighead County. In his preliminary report, Arkansas State Police Cpl. Anthony Maggitt said the victim, Justin Lee...

Over two pounds of meth found in Calico Rock drug bust

Three men were arrested Wednesday, Feb. 6, in a drug bust by authorities in Calico Rock. Izard County Sheriff Earnie Blackley said his office was joined by the 16th District Drug Task Force, parole and probation officers, and the Stone County Sheriff’s Department to execute...

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...

No more daylight saving time in Arkansas? Ozark legislator sponsors bill to eliminate

Legislation for Arkansas to adopt year-round standard time and eliminate daylight saving time in the state has been introduced. Sarah Capp, a state representative from Ozark, is the lead sponsor of House Bill 1368. The bill, filed today in Little Rock, calls for Arkansas to be...

Head-on collision leaves juvenile dead, two adults seriously injured in Izard County

A head-on collision near Wiseman in Izard County on Jan. 30 left a juvenile dead and two adults seriously injured. Cheryl Clements, 60, of Horseshoe Bend, was driving her 2012 Ford F-150 south on Johnson View Road while Rodney D. Kemp, 44, of Salem, was...