UACCB breaks ground on new workforce training center

Despite the chilly, windy weather, a crowd of community business leaders and campus faculty and staff gathered on the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville  (UACCB) campus to break ground on the new workforce training center Jan. 17 on the northeast corner of...

WRMC Rheumatology Clinic welcomes new provider

The WRMC Rheumatology Clinic and Shailendra Singh, MD are pleased to announce the association of Caitlin Andryka, MPAS, PA-C. As a physician assistant (PA), Andryka’s responsibilities include the evaluation and treatment for patients with rheumatic diseases that may affect bone, joints, muscles, skin, and other...

Atlas Asphalt joins Delta Asphalt to successfully bid on $58 million road project

Atlas Asphalt in Jonesboro has entered into a joint venture with Delta Asphalt of Arkansas and successfully bid a Federal Aid Project in Greene and Lawrence counties. The project is 14.3 miles of State Highway 412 construction and paving with a successful bid of $58,516,744....

UACCB nursing division chair receives distinguished faculty honor

July will mark 25 years of service for Marietta Candler at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB), and she said she can never see herself doing anything else. “Teaching gets in your blood. I fell in love with it my first year,...

BHS E3 Internship and Apprenticeship Program holds signing day

Participants in the E3 Internship and Apprenticeship Program celebrated signing day this morning at Batesville High School (BHS). E3 stands for Experience, Exposure and Excellence, and it is a program in partnership with the National Apprenticeship Training Foundation (NATF). Eight BHS students have signed up for...

Merchants and Planters promotes three during growth and expansion, release notes

Merchants and Planters Bank in Newport is announcing the promotion of three staff members. The promotions are being made in recognition of the company's "growth and expansion," notes a press release from the bank. Josh Brandt Josh Brandt has been promoted to assistant vice president-trust operations....

First Community Bank branching to Newport

First Community Bank is opening a branch in Newport, according to an announcement from Dale Cole, the bank’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We are working eagerly to get First Community Bank’s Newport branch open very soon,” said Cole. “We are excited to expand our...

LISTEN: Intimidator COO speaks to Batesville Rotary about company’s progress

In a speech to the Batesville Rotary Club today, Roger Wright, COO for Intimidator, Inc., gave a review of the company’s progress as it goes into its sixth year of full operations. The company had 15 acres to start when locating to the Independence County/Batesville...

First Community offering initiatives for Batesville’s downtown district

Two new initiatives from First Community Bank are aiming to continue the revitalization of Batesville's downtown district. The bank recently renovated a building at the corner of Main and Third streets. This full-service banking center in the heart of downtown represents the bank’s 22nd banking...

U.S. Department of Labor recovers back wages for Searcy hotel employees

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, the operator of the M Star Hotel in Searcy, Ark., Jai Mata LLC, has paid $53,055 in back wages. The wages were to 11 employees to resolve violations of the Fair...

Ribbon cutting held for new Bank of Cave City branch in Batesville

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Batesville branch of the Bank of Cave City on Tuesday, Jan. 8. The Bank of Cave City is a full-service bank, which offers loans, checking and savings accounts, quality customer service,...

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