Category Archives: Local News

Bakersfield Schools closed this week

While Bakersfield Schools remain closed for the remainder of the week due to recent flooding, Superintendent Amy Britt says the original schedule had classes wrapping up for the year on May 17. Listen:   right-click to

Relief shelters set up in Norfork

The city of Norfork is looking to provide relief for residents having to evacuate their homes due to flood conditions. Norfork acting mayor Christi Dobson says a relief shelter has been set up. Listen: right-click to

Cleanup begins in Baxter County

    With roads underwater and trees down, Baxter County Judge Mickey Pendergrass said late Saturday evening cleanup work will begin on Sunday morning. Listen: right-click to download mp3     Judge Pendergrass says the hardest hit portion

Drug Take-Back event Saturday

Local law enforcement agencies across the U.S., including the Baxter County Sheriff and Mountain Home Police Departments, are participating in the National Drug Take-Back Program Saturday from 10:00 in the morning until 2:00 in the afternoon. The

Cotter mayor urges residents to prepare

Cotter Mayor Peggy Hammock is urging residents of the Cotter area to be vigilant of the precipitation and water levels over the next several days. Listen: right-click to download mp3     The mayor says she hopes

Cotter School Board approves personnel changes

The Cotter School Board approved a number of personnel changes in its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening. Superintendent Chad Harp says the following changes were announced following executive session. Listen: right-click to download mp3 Superintendent Harp’s

Four ASUMH welders medal

Four welding students from Arkansas State University-Mountain Home won medals at the Arkansas SkillsUSA competition earlier this month in Hot Springs.SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled

Almost $26,000 awarded in Community Foundation reception

Just under $26,000 was awarded Thursday to area non-profits in the Twin Lakes Community Foundation’s annual grant reception.Foundation executive director Gwen Khayat says funds were awarded in three categories beginning with the Giving Tree Grants. Listen:

Airport Commission to meet

The Baxter County Airport Commission meeting, originally scheduled for 11:00 Monday morning, has been rescheduled for the same time Tuesday. The meeting will be held in the conference room in the airport terminal. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

Flippin school board to meet

     The Flippin school board will met in regular session Monday evening at 7 in the administration building.      Item’s on the meeting’s agenda include principals’ reports, the resignation of Choir and Band Director Niall Blasdel, PPC Calendars and

Week in Review 3-12 to 3-18

Summit man charged with rape being held on $100,000 bond A Summit man, who was arrested Wednesday on felony charges of rape, is being held in the Marion County jail with bond set at $100,000. Marion County

Cotter school board handled busy agenda

     The Cotter School board met in regular session Thursday evening to handle a busy agenda with all members present, according to Superintendent Chad Harp. Listen: right-click to download mp3 Following the regular meeting, the board went

Fleet Reserve to meet Sunday

     The Fleet Reserve Association meeting of Branch 251 and the Auxillary will meet Sunday afternoon at 1 at the American Legion Post #52 in Mountain Home. The meeting includes all Sea Services, Navy, Marie Corp and Coast

Vickers graduates from Air Force training

     U. S. Air Force Airman Terissa Vickers of Yellville has graduated, with honor distinction, from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.      A 2014 graduate of Yellville-Summit High School, she completed an intensive,

Cotter man arrested for terroristic threatening

     A Cotter man 26-year-old Clayton Elliott Hatchet was arrested Thursday on felony terroristic threatening charges after a domestic dispute allegedly involving his girlfriend. According to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, Hatchett was booked in the Baxter County

Mountain Home School Board to meet

     The Mountain Home School Board will meet in regular session Thursday evening at 6 in the central office board room.      Items on the meeting's agenda include financial, enrollment and academic reports; recommendations to approve the abatement of

Mtn. Home city council to meet

     The City of Mountain Home will meet in regular session Thursday evening at 6 in council chambers of the municipal building. Item’s on the meeting’s agenda include reports, a presentation on the American Epoxyn account by Jay

Cotter school board to meet

     The Cotter School Board will meet in regulars session Thursday evening at 7 in the administration building. Items on the meeting’s agenda include reports, renewal of student athletic accident insurance, a student transfer petition, graduation, facility coordinator

Sex Offender moves in Boone County

     The Boone County Sheriff, Mike Moore, is notifying the public of a Level two registered sex offender residing in the county. The sheriff says Junior Joseph Smith has moved to a residence on Martin Court in Bellefonte.

Arkansas House passes juvenile sentencing bill

    (AP) – The Arkansas House has passed a bill that would eliminate mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles.     Senate Bill 294, sponsored by Local Senator Missy Irvin and co-sponsored by District 94's Representative Rebecca Petty, first passed in

Baxter County Personnel meeting cancelled

     The Baxter County Personnel Committee meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday has been cancelled. According to Renee Dunagin, Administrative Assistant for the Baxter County Judge’s Office, notification will be sent when the meeting is rescheduled.     WebReadyTM

Marion Co. quorum court to meet

     The Marion County Quorum Court will meet Tuesday evening at 6 in the Marion County Courthouse. Items on the meeting's agenda include reports; ordinances from the assessor's office on numbers and compensation; insurance from the public defender

St. Patrick's Day 5K Color Run at ASUMH

     Phi Theta Kappa honorary society at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home and Anytime Fitness are sponsoring a 5K Color Me Green Color Run Friday, St. Patrick’s Day, on the ASUMH campus. Registration at Roller Hall on Circle Drive

Norfork school board to meet

     The Norfork School Board will meet in regular session Monday evening at 4 in the Distance Learning Lab of the school. Items on the meeting's agenda include reports, an update on millage and review of the school

Yellville-Summit school board to meet

     The Yellville-Summit School Board will meet in regular session Monday evening at 5 in the administration building.      Items on the meeting agenda include reports, general disclosure statements, recommendation for the 2017-18 academic calendar, changes to certified policy,

Week in Review 3-5 to 3-11

Storm destroys local post office      Monday night's round of thunderstorms destroyed the post office in Parthenon located in Newton County. According to Investigator Glenn Wheeler of the Newton County Sheriff's Office, no one was injured and there