Burge resigns as mayor of Cave City

June 28, 2017 Cave City will begin the search for a new mayor soon. The Cave City Council went into executive session Tuesday night and emerged with the announcement that Mayor Ron Burge was offering to resign from his position. The council approved Burge’s resignation, which is effective July 14. It will be up to the city council to appoint a new mayor to fulfill … Continue reading Burge resigns as mayor of Cave City

Martin: Teamwork key to success – NASCAR driver featured speaker at Rotary banquet

June 28, 2017 When it comes to serving the public, Mark Martin and the Rotary Club have something in common: They accomplish their goals through teamwork. Martin was the featured speaker at the Rotary Club of Batesville’s Officer Inductions and Awards Banquet, which saw approximately 80 members and guests come to Josie’s on Monday night. It marked the end of the year for the club, … Continue reading Martin: Teamwork key to success – NASCAR driver featured speaker at Rotary banquet

Roots that grow – Millers are connected to past, looking to future

June 27, 2017 SAGE — Izard County’s Farm Family for 2017, like many other farm families, have a connection to generations before them. But, one thing about the Millers is that they’ve used that connection to build their farm, quite literally. The Millers own more than 700 acres, which they use for cattle farming and hay growing, in between Zion and Sage. Pulling up in … Continue reading Roots that grow – Millers are connected to past, looking to future

Night of music honors Jimmy Driftwood – Talent from near, far perform at show to raise money for statue of singer

June 26, 2017 MOUNTAIN VIEW — Musicians from as far away as Maryland turned out to perform at the Jimmy Driftwood Project concert in Mountain View on Sunday, June 11. With little in the line of compensation, the musicians joined together to put on a four-hour long show in honor of singer/songwriter Jimmy Driftwood, who is credited with putting Mountain View on the map, and … Continue reading Night of music honors Jimmy Driftwood – Talent from near, far perform at show to raise money for statue of singer

State highways in need of dollars – AHTD to become ARDoT next month

June 21, 2017 Soon, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department will be no more. In a few weeks it will be replaced with the Arkansas Department of Transportation, or simply ARDoT. Coming along for that change is District 5 Engineer Bruce Street. Street was the last guest to speak to the Batesville Rotary Club at Kelley Wyatt’s before they started their new club year with … Continue reading State highways in need of dollars – AHTD to become ARDoT next month

Living the dream – Sharp County’s farm family has made farming a full-time job

June 20, 2017 Colton Asberry may be young, but he’s already an old hand at farming. He’s been working his own farm full-time for seven years, and has been doing farm work since he was a child at his parents’ farm. “I was raised from a small child in farming and that’s all I ever done,” said Colton, 28. After graduating from Cave City High … Continue reading Living the dream – Sharp County’s farm family has made farming a full-time job

Pocahontas Downtown Playhouse showcases passion of actors

June 14, 2017 While it may be more than an hour from Batesville, the general manager of The Downtown Playhouse in Pocahontas wants you to know it’s worth the trip. “I think the Downtown Playhouse is one of the biggest secrets in northeast Arkansas [that’s] starting to get out now,” said Downtown Playhouse Manager Kelly Grooms. “We sold four season tickets for our first season … Continue reading Pocahontas Downtown Playhouse showcases passion of actors

For home delivery, many women turn to midwives – Regulations could lead to more unassisted births at home, practitioners say

June 13, 2017 When Brianna Crabtree of Batesville decided she wanted to have a natural birth, she began to look outside of the hospital system. Crabtree, and many women like her, felt that going to a hospital for delivery would take control from them and put it in the hands of an obstetrician. Worse, if she found an obstetrician who was natural-birth friendly, there was … Continue reading For home delivery, many women turn to midwives – Regulations could lead to more unassisted births at home, practitioners say

Sunny weather expected for Food Truck Friday

June 8, 2017 The food trucks are going to give it another go. Area food trucks will be descending on Riverside Park Friday to sell lunch and dinner. With Friday predicted to be both sunny and pleasant, with a high of 82 degrees, it looks like a good day to spend outside. “The rain this year has unfortunately spoiled several events scheduled so far,” said … Continue reading Sunny weather expected for Food Truck Friday

Chamber looks to revamp city’s brand

June 7, 2017 What jumps to mind when you hear someone say “Batesville?” That’s the question that chamber of commerce Tourism Director Kyle Christopher wants to answer. Christopher spoke to the Batesville Kiwanis Club Friday at Kelley Wyatt’s Restaurant. His topic: Branding Batesville. “Branding is a thing that is going to come,” Christopher said, adding that the city may have a brand by the end … Continue reading Chamber looks to revamp city’s brand