Monthly Archives: December 2018

Batesville City Council Meeting

City Of Batesville

There will be a special Batesville City Council meeting today.

The meeting is at 12:30pm at Batesville City Hall, 500 E. Main Street.

FCSO Deputies Get Narcan Kits

Faulkner County Deputies will soon be equipped with narcan kits. The kits were supplied through a grant from the Blue&You Foundation.

In order to receive the grant, our Deputies recently completed various training classes.

The Sheriff’s office is thankful to have this tool and gives a special thank you to Dr. May with the Criminal Justice Institute and Drug Director Kirk Lane.

Service Awards Presented At WBU

Williams Baptist University has honored several of its own for their service to the university.  Williams recently recognized a dozen employees who have reached milestones of service at WBU.

“The combined years of service for these WBU employees comes to nearly 250 years.  That is a remarkable testament to the loyalty of our people, who invest their lives into Williams Baptist University and its students,” said Dr. Stan Norman, president of WBU.      MORE

Don’t Forget Gun Locks When Purchasing Firearms For Christmas

LITTLE ROCK — Hunting rifles, shotguns and handguns are some favorite “big-ticket” items that find their way under a hunter or shooting sports participant’s tree each Christmas. Help keep everyone in the household safe by ensuring each firearm comes with a safety lock.

Many firearms come with some sort of safety lock from the manufacturer, but some are purchased used from gun stores or handed down from older generations. A simple cable lock or trigger lock can be included right alongside that gift with the advice to always practice responsible gun safety, which includes securing the firearm properly when not in use.

Joe Huggins, hunter education coordinator for the AGFC, says a gun safe is also a great option to give people who already own firearms.

“It’s one of those things people always say they’re going to get, but don’t want to spend the money on,” Huggins said. “It’s a great thing for a larger Christmas gift to a hunter.”     MORE

Missing Teen

A request has been received from the Sherwood Police Department seeking assistance in the distribution of the following information:

Harmony L. Frazier, 13, was last seen today (Saturday, December 22, 2018) at approximately 1 PM.  She was known to have been at 5409 Trammel Estates Drive, Sherwood, Arkansas.

Sherwood Police have asked for public assistance in locating the teenager, described as a black female, shoulder length hair, five feet, three inches tall and weighing 100 pounds.  A clothing description has not been provided.

Anyone knowing the location of Harmony Frazier should contact Sergeant Manek at Sherwood Police Department by calling (501) 835-1425.

Jacksonport State Park Annual “First Day Hike”

Celebrate New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2019, by joining with park staff at Jacksonport State Park for a special hike along the Tunstall River Walk. What better way to kick start those New Year’s resolutions than spending an hour or two with family and friends, enjoying nature’s beauty, while making your body healthy all at the same time.

First Day Hike – Hiking Through History

At 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., we will be taking a low impact hike which will be along the Historic Tunstall River Walk.  The hiking area is very level and breaks can be taken if needed at any time. We will meet at the trail head; so look for the white park vehicle just as you come over the levee.  Items to bring on the hike are bottled water, snacks, binoculars, cameras and birding books should you wish to identify the birds. (Tip: The Tunstall River Walk is a great place to see woodpeckers and Northern Cardinals!) This 1.2 mile walk is level and maintained year round.  This particular area runs along the White River and is beautiful.  This hike is appropriate for all ages.

For more information, please contact the park staff at Jacksonport State Park, 205 Avenue Street, and Newport, AR, 72112, telephone: (870) 523-2143 or email:

Please dress according to the local forecast for the hike.

Main Street Batesville To Host “Rocky Horror” Themed Nye Event

Are you looking for the weirdest, coolest New Years Eve experience? Look no further! Ring in the New Year by participating in the ultimate community movie experience, The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Main Street Batesville will host “Rocky Horror Picture Show New Years Eve Celebration” at the Main Street Loft.

Quite possibly the longest-running movie in history, and certainly the campiest cult hit ever, this mini-musical dance party features a DJ, the interactive movie experience, refreshments, drinks, and more.

Guests are encouraged to dress in costume and participate in the costumer contest!

As Roger Ebert wrote, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show is not so much a movie as more of a long-running social phenomenon” because “the fans put on a better show than anything on the screen.”

This will be a NYE to remember! The party starts at 8 pm on December 31 at The Main Street Loft, located on the 3rd Floor at 267 East Main Street. Tickets are $15 each and are available at or at the event.

8:00 p.m. – Event begins, refreshments and drinks served

8:30 p.m. – Costume contest with first, second, and third place awards

9:00 p.m. – “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Interactive Movie Experience

10:45 p.m. – Midnight – Ball Drop, DJ, and dancing

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