UACCB awarded honor from national marketing council

0
The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) won the gold Paragon Award from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) in the Facebook social media category, UACCB said in a release this morning. Winners were announced March 31 online via a...

Parolee with search waiver arrested in Marcella

0
A woman who lives on Slatey Point Loop in the Marcella area of Stone County called police to say there was a man in her house who wasn’t supposed to be there. Upon arrival, deputies from the Stone County Sheriff's Office were told the woman...

Gov. COVID-19 update: Plan to boost funding for certain health care workers; more PPE on the way; and one new death reported

0
Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced a $116 million initiative at his COVID-19 press briefing this afternoon targeting the possible looming crisis for rural hospitals and other health care providers. The majority of the funds, around $90 million, will come from the federal government. Some key points...

BREAKING: Tornado hits Jonesboro; Mall at Turtle Creek, other popular businesses reportedly hit, curfew at 7 p.m.

0
A tornado hit Jonesboro this afternoon as dangerous weather and storms spread across the region, including a tornado reported in Jackson County, as well. KAIT8 reports Craighead County and Jonesboro have received damage, and search and rescue teams are currently on the scene at The...

Sen. Sturch: Financial help to be available for small businesses and individuals hurting during COVID-19

1
State Sen. James Sturch of District 19, which serves a great deal of north central Arkansas, says he sees and understands that assistance is needed for small businesses and individuals in the state.  For instance, the governor recently told nail, hair, and spa salons...

Griffin gives county update on COVID-19

0
Independence County Judge Robert Griffin has released another update on county operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. It reads: Our situation here in Independence County remains stable. Our positive cases have not increased since Sunday the 22nd. I need to add one case that was not previously...

State AG allocates $3 million for small businesses affected by COVID-19

1
LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced the allocation of $3 million to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s (AEDC) Quick Action Loan Program for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds will be in addition to the $4 million the...

Hutchinson says Arkansans should continue practicing guidelines to fight coronavirus spread

1
At his statewide briefing this afternoon, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the state has been working on projection models for more positive COVID-19 cases in Arkansas over the next few weeks. Noting that one model offers projections with a wide range of 2,000 to 15,000 possible...

BREAKING NEWS: Coronavirus (COVID-19) confirmed in Independence County

0
The following information is from a press release directly from White River Health System. The care and safety of patients, visitors, employees, and communities are top priorities for the White River Health System (WRHS). WRHS staff continues to take proactive measures to prevent the spread of...

WRHS CEO: Notified of ‘patient with presumed positive case of coronavirus’

1
The president and CEO of White River Health System released a statement today confirming their organization has a patient with a presumed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19). “Today, we were notified of a patient with a presumed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19),” said Gary Paxson,...

Main Street Batesville Winter Gala will bring back the Roaring 20s

1
The Main Street Batesville Winter Gala will take place on Friday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Street Loft located at 267 E. Main St., 3rd Floor. All proceeds generated by the event will benefit Main Street Batesville. This year’s event will feature...