Ribbon cutting held for Main Street Massage & Bodywork

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Main Street Massage & Bodywork in Batesville on Tuesday. The establishment is owned and operated by Sydney Franks, LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist) and is located at 140 E. Main St., according to a release from the Batesville Area Chamber...

Batesville firm announces newest lawyer

Alexandra T. Chunn became Batesville’s newest lawyer after Circuit Judge Michelle C. Huff administered the attorney’s oath to Chunn on Tuesday, Sept. 10, according to a release from the Batesville firm, Blair & Stroud. Chunn graduated from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School...

Ribbon cutting held for Baker Family Dentistry’s one-year anniversary

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Baker Family Dental, Thursday, Sept. 12, to celebrate their first year in business, according to a release from the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. The family-oriented practice is located at 8 Hospital Circle and provides comprehensive dental care, and...

Citizens Bank promotes Katherine Harris

Citizens Bank has announced the promotion of Katherine Harris (pictured) to vice president and market retail manager, based at the bank’s headquarters location in Batesville, according to a statement from the bank. As vice president and market retail manager, Harris routinely travels to support the...

Citizens Bank elevates Aaron Herndon to retail branch manager, consumer loan officer

Citizens Bank has promoted Aaron Herndon (pictured) to retail branch manager and consumer loan officer at the bank’s headquarters location in Batesville, according to a release from the bank. Herndon will lead the retail operations at Citizens Bank’s headquarters facility in Batesville. He will guide...

Main Street Batesville receives visit by group studying impact of historic tax credits

Pictured above: Katelyn Cotton (left), director of marketing and design for PlaceEconomics, and Hannah Ratzlaff (center), exterior design consultant for Main Street Arkansas, visit with Jenifer Walls, owner of Studio Salon on Main Street in Batesville / Images via Main Street Batesville Representatives from PlaceEconomics...

New downtown Batesville hotel and clothing boutique hold ribbon cuttings this morning

Two ribbon cuttings were held today at a historic downtown Batesville building. Built in the early 1900s, the building at 187 E. Main St. that used to house the Maxfield General Store, the Sterling Department Store, and in later years, a furniture store, is...

General manager named at Batesville’s new Hampton Inn by Hilton; opening planned for next month

April Strain Polston has been named as the new general manager of Batesville's new Hampton Inn by Hilton. Located at 2570 Harrison St., the 80-room hotel will be opening in early September 2019. The hotel is owned and managed by LL&A LLC. Polston (pictured) will...

Worker’s Safety Conference scheduled for Sept. 26 at UACCB

The 2019 Worker’s Safety Conference is on tap for Thursday, Sept. 26, at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB). The non-profit conference is hosted by the Regional Industrial Safety Alliance (RISA) which consists of local safety professionals and the Arkansas Department of...

Sheriff urges businesses to report any counterfeit bills encountered

If your business has recently taken in a counterfeit $20 bill, Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens wants to know.  Stephens said two businesses in Newark, Town & Country and EZ Mart, have recently encountered at least six bogus bills. The sheriff said he appreciates any...

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...