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Melba to host ‘Talladega Nights’ screening with NASCAR legend Mark Martin

The Melba Theater in Batesville will be having some NASCAR fun with a special screening of the Will Ferrell comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Sunday, April 15, with special guest, NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin. The event is a benefit for Batesville High School's...

‘Mr. Southerner Beauty’ contest rescheduled for March 13 in Southside

Men, be sure to check your pantyhose for runs. That is if you are a contestant in the Mr. Southerner Beauty contest. The event, which was originally scheduled for January, will be held Tuesday, March 13, at the Southside Middle School Cafeteria beginning at...

ASU-Newport to feature ‘shattered glass’ workshop

Students can take broken glass and turn it into art at Arkansas State University-Newport (ASUN).  Local artist Julie Reardon is coming to ASUN to teach both children and adults to create unique creations from shattered glass. The class, “Spring is in the Air,” is scheduled...

Pumpkin Patch to benefit Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches

The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches (ASYR) is holding its second annual Pumpkin Patch, and this year visitors will have the full month of October to enjoy it. Presented by First Community Bank, the event includes one pumpkin per visitor and free access to activities such...

CNN ranks The Skillet in Mountain View as one of the ten best restaurants across America for Thanksgiving

If you're looking to celebrate Thanksgiving without the hassle of cooking and cleaning, CNN is recommending The Skillet restaurant in Mountain View as one of the ten best restaurants in the country to enjoy all the delicious turkey day fare. The Skillet is located...

‘Roots and Boots: An Evening with Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, and Collin Raye’ coming to ASU-Newport

Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, and Collin Raye are scheduled to appear as part of ASU-Newport’s Patron Series at the Center for the Arts, located at 7648 Victory Blvd. in Newport. The event will be Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. Entitled “Roots and Boots,” the...

Miss Independence County, Miss Teen Independence County named

The 2018 Miss Independence County and Miss Teen Independence County were crowned last night at ceremonies held in conjunction with the Independence County Fair in Batesville. Whitney Hopper (center) was named Queen Miss Independence County. Allison Batson (right) was named First Runner-Up while Alexia Hughes...

Congrats to Miss Historic Batesville for being selected Miss Arkansas 2018

Miss Historic Batesville was selected Saturday night in Little Rock as Miss Arkansas 2018.  22-year-old Claudia Raffo (above) is a 2017 graduate of Arkansas State University at Jonesboro, her hometown. She is a student at the UAMS School of Pharmacy. Miss Raffo’s platform was: ...

Historic Main Street Batesville building transformed into a modern, luxury hotel

Photo from The Royal on Main Facebook page A historic commercial building that was built in 1897 has been transformed into a luxury modern hotel in downtown Batesville. The Royal on Main is located on Main Street and has eight modern, luxury suites. Each suite includes a mixture...

Def Leppard lead guitarist, Phil Collen, phone interview with 93 KZLE’s Ken Loggains

Live Nation presents Def Leppard and Journey: The two iconic bands will be taking the stage together at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock on July 7 @ 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available here. Phil Collen, lead guitarist with Def Leppard, called into the White...

John 3:16 Ministries to host auction & festival this weekend

John 3:16 Ministries will be hosting the "Absolute Consignment Auction & Festival" this Saturday, May 19 beginning at 10:00 a.m. The event will take place at 75 Holmes Road in Charlotte, AR. Other highlights of the event are a fishing derby and a Kid's...