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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Batesville’s Walmart, Eagle Mountain EAST team for WRMC Teddy Bear Ministry

The Eagle Mountain Elementary School EAST program and Walmart in Batesville partnered to donate stuffed animals to the WRMC Teddy Bear Ministry.  The ministry provides cuddly stuffed toys to help calm children during their hospital visit or stay.  Front from left: Thalia Strother, Kealon Johnson, Doc Spurlin, and Kylie Dixon. Back...

Izard County Sheriff’s Dept. on lookout for missing Calico Rock man

The Izard County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a Calico Rock area man who has been reported as a “missing person.” Peter Paul Sutterfield, 41, was last seen on Jan. 14, according to Chief Deputy Sheriff Earnie Blackley. He is described as being 6 ft. 1 in.,...

Central Students to speak live with astronaut traveling aboard space station

Last school year, Lt. Cord Davidson, an Independence County Sheriff’s deputy assigned to Central Math & Science Magnet Elementary in Batesville as a school resource officer, submitted the school to participate in ARISS - Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ISS). Davidson, who is...

Two females charged with sexual assault involving male inmate at Calico Rock unit

Two women charged with third degree sexual assault at the North Central Unit of the Arkansas prison system in Calico Rock have turned themselves in and posted bonds. Sarah Marie Crawford, 43, of Golden, Col., and Carol Faye Johnson, 54, of Salem, came to the...

Citizens promotes Janet Moore

  Phil Baldwin, president and CEO of Citizens Bank, recently announced the promotion of Janet Moore to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.   “Janet provides extensive experience in all aspects of bank operations including call center services, treasury management, and bank acquisition...

Batesville Chamber annual meet and gala to offer awards, mentalist duo, and more fun surprises

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) first announced its plans for its 2018 Annual Meeting in late November, and the response has been “overwhelming,” according to Jamie Rayford, BACC chief operating officer. The Annual Meeting & Gala, presented by First Community Bank, will be held Friday...

Jackson Cty. man charged with two murder counts was previously convicted of manslaughter in Independence Cty.

A man who is charged with two counts of capital murder in Jackson County was previously convicted in a 2010 manslaughter case in Independence County. Rickey Don Crawford, Jr., 40, entered a negotiated plea of guilty in the Sept. 12, 2008, death of a roommate...

Arkansas weather briefing for Jan. 21

 Get up-to-date local and regional news along with the latest weather every weekday morning by listening to Gary B. and Ozark Newsline on Arkansas 103.3, 93 KZLE, and other W.R.D. Entertainment radio stations. If you have a news tip or event to promote, email...

Merchants and Planters to host grand opening of new Batesville location Jan. 24

Merchants and Planters Bank will hold a grand opening celebration of their new, full-service banking office located at 3081 Harrison St. in Batesville, Wednesday, Jan. 24, beginning at 2 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony conducted by the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce.  Tours of...

Historic downtown Batesville building total loss after fire

The two-story rock building on Batesville's Third Street that formerly housed the city's phone company and water department was destroyed by fire early yesterday morning. The building was since converted into office space. The Batesville Fire Department was called to the scene around 3 a.m. and...

Newport man charged with two counts of capital murder

Rickey Don Crawford, Jr., 40, of Newport has been charged with two counts of capital murder, according to an announcement today from Henry Boyce, prosecuting attorney for the Third Judicial District. The charges stem from an incident that occurred on Nov. 11, 2017 when...