Grandfather-Grandson Graduate from Arkansas Tech on Same Day

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (December 20, 2014)–Sixty-five years ago, Bobby Frederick Lancaster began his journey as an Arkansas Tech University student. He completed that journey on Saturday, and he did so with his grandson and fellow member of the Arkansas Tech Class of 2014 — Brant Bauman — by his side. “I finally finished at last,” said […]

Winter Weather Outlook for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A round of wet weather and at least a few thunderstorms will affect Arkansas later today and tonight. No severe weather is expected. Little Rock Meteorologist John Robinson says most of the state will see a cold rain. However, in northern Arkansas (mainly the northern two rows of counties), a little sleet or snow could […]

Ozarks Hiker Falls from Bluff, Newton County Authorities and Rescue Personel Respond

On November 30th, 2014 at approximately 2:30 P.M., the Newton County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting that a hiker had fallen from a bluff at Hemmed-In Hollow in the Buffalo National River. Rescue and medical personnel were dispatched to the area and began searching for the victim, Camron McLaughlin, aged 21 of Ozark, Missouri. […]

Holiday Law Enforcement Scam Reported In Johnson County

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says they have received multiple reports of a person or persons calling local residents to solicit monies in the name of Johnson County Law Enforcement for a “Shop With A Cop” type program. The Clarksville Police Department hosts an annual Shop With A Cop for children at Christmas and the […]

Winter Tips for Helping Your Home Survive a Hard Freeze in Arkansas

When a hard freeze is forecast, it’s time to start worrying about water pipes. From experiences in my own home…and old one with exposed water pipes in the crawl space beneath the flooring…that dreaded temperature is around the twenty degree mark and lower. Homes built the south aren’t generally as protected as those built in […]

Local Award-Winning Civil War Author and Lecturer Plans Children’s Book Signing Event

Nancy Dane has recently become a quite popular icon of the Arkansas River Valley. She is author and lecturer with an expertise on the American Civil War in Arkansas. Dane’s “Tattered Glory Series” won the 2011 Fiction Award presented by the Arkansas Library Association, and the second book in the four novel series, A Difference […]

House Fire Takes the Life of Johnson County Youth

From the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office… The department responded to a fatal fire on Forest Service Road 1450 at 12:02 a.m. this morning. An eleven (11) year old boy died in the fire. He was pronounced dead at the scene by a Johnson County Deputy Coroner. His father was critically injured with severe burns. His […]