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Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge running for governor in 2022

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, a native of Batesville, says she's running for governor in 2022, setting up a...

UPDATE: Harding University won’t rename building after alumnus killed in shooting

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UPDATE, July 1, 2020, 6:20 p.m.: This article now includes the full text of Harding University President Bruce McLarty's letter regarding this issue. Scroll...

Man calling himself Conway Twitty Version 2.0 (along with other names)...

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Mountain Home media outlet KTLO reports of a man facing 75 counts of terroristic threatening, a felony, along with 74 counts of harassing communications,...

Authorities on lookout for Batesville man wanted for alleged battery of...

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A Batesville man is wanted by Stone County authorities on a charge of third-degree domestic battery against a woman known to be pregnant. The probable...

Business leaders say area’s economy improving with gradual reopening

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A new survey of business leaders from Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota that was released Wednesday suggests...

Harding University won’t rename building after alumnus killed in shooting

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SEARCY, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' largest private college says it won't change the name of a building that pays homage to a former school...

County sales tax collection up in April, yet city sales tax...

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With the coronavirus pandemic negatively affecting the country's economy, Independence County sales tax collections were actually up by almost 3 percent in April, according...

Ozark Folk Center cancels all scheduled music concerts, programs through July...

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Apparently, the coronavirus crisis has affected one of the region's most popular tourist attractions for the time being. According to a release on Facebook, the...

BHS offering cheer and dance tryouts online for 2020-21

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This year, Batesville High School will do cheer and dance tryouts virtually, according to a news release. BHS students in grades 10-12 interested in BHS...

Independence County remains in top tier of Arkansas counties for economic...

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Every year, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) is required to rank each of the state’s 75 counties according to four economic variables: poverty...

Mountain View man charged with intimidating a witness and tampering

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According to information from the Stone County Circuit Court, on May 23, investigators with the Mountain View Police Department were reviewing phone calls from...