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Harding University remembers and honors the life of Botham Jean

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SEARCY, Ark. — Harding University President David Burks announced on Monday that the university will remember and honor the life of Botham Jean by placing a bronze monument bearing his image in front of the American Heritage Building. Jean was a 2016 alumnus of...

Fulton County Fair to celebrate 100 years when it kicks off Saturday

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The Fulton County Fair is “Celebrating 100 Years of Fulton County’s Best” and have planned a full week of fair events for area residents when the event kicks off with the annual Fulton County Fair Queen and Junior Fair Queen Pageants and the Talent...

FOUND: Missing Jonesboro juvenile found safe in Poplar Bluff

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UPDATE 10/09/2018, 06:15 a.m.: The Jonesboro Police Department has released a statement saying Quinn has been found safe overnight in Poplar Bluff, Mo. The Jonesboro Police Department was notified that 16-year-old Sloane Caroline Quinn had run away from school property today, according to a release...

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

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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,...

Jonesboro police officer, man killed in vehicle collision

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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — A Jonesboro police officer and another person were killed in a head-on collision on a northeastern Arkansas highway. Jonesboro police say in a Facebook post that patrolman Zachary Barton died in the Sunday night collision and his wife was taken to...

Gary B.: Highway 14 closure has ArDOT working hard to re-open ASAP

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Personnel with the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) are working hard to re-open Highway 14 from Locust Grove toward Mountain View. A stretch of the highway that lies close to the White River has had a history of experiencing a “slide” and causing a big...

Outstanding concerts and shows coming to Verizon Arena in 2019

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Verizon Arena in North Little Rock will be featuring outstanding concerts and shows in 2019. January 17, 2019:               Justin Timberlake January 19, 2019:                 The Harlem Globetrotters February 15, 2019:               James Taylor & His All-Star Band February 17, 2019:               Dwight Yoakam March 23, 2019:             ...

Suspect arrested in murder of former Stone County resident

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A Jacksonville, Ark., man who police allege killed a former Mountain View resident has been arrested and charged by the Sherwood Police Department in connection with that July murder. Sherwood Police Chief James Bedwell, reports Antonio Dewayne Briggs, 36, is the suspect in the capital...

Batesville native Skip Rutherford announces retirement as dean of Clinton School of Public Service

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James L. “Skip” Rutherford, the longtime dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, will be retiring from the school next year. Rutherford, a Batesville native, made the announcement in a letter Monday to Dr. Donald W. Bobbitt, the...

Arkansas reports 27 new virus deaths, hospitalizations down

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark (AP) — Arkansas has reported 27 new deaths from the coronavirus while the number of people in the hospital because of the virus has dropped. The Department of Health on Monday said the total number of COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began...

2018 HealthFirst Women’s Health Expo announced

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For the seventh consecutive year, First Community Bank and White River Medical Center (WRMC) have partnered to offer women of the area an event focused on women’s health. HealthFirst Women’s Health Expo will be presented at the Batesville Community Center on Tuesday, October 23rd, from...