Breaking News from Atkins

Find the latest Atkins News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.

Man arrested in connection with fatal shooting at Days Inn Hotel

Conway police say Zachary Keesee was arrested by Customs and Border Protection agents at the Eagle Pass, a Texas border crossing, over the weekend. (Photo: Conway Police)

KATV - 2018-05-21 11:33:59

Splash pad for 500 coming to Conway in July

Candy Jones, the city’s grant administrator, said the splash-pad equipment has arrived, and the project “will go 90 mph” once the concrete pad is poured. The splash pad will be free to the public and will be handicapped-accessible.

ARKANSAS ONLINE - 2018-05-20 12:00:00

Know Your Local: Ashley Farr

“We moved here a year ago from Maumelle. My husband is a football coach, and he now coaches here at Russellville High School. He is the offensive coordinator, and we just love it here,” she said.

COURIER NEWS - 2018-05-21 10:20:00

Russellville mayor says being on casino committee is no conflict of interest

“But I have offered my opinion on some items. For instance, the provision that the county judge, the quorum court if it so chooses and, if located within the city limits, the mayor of the community is able to write a letter of support for any developer/operator to be considered for one license to be

COURIER NEWS - 2018-05-20 08:00:00

Dover Housing Authority Board discusses funding

DOVER -- Executive Director Metta Holman reported to the Dover Housing Authority Board of Commissioners at its monthly meeting May 10 that recent change orders had increased the total renovation contract funded by the 2016 Emergency Grant from $590,285 to $630,815.

COURIER NEWS - 2018-05-21 11:53:00

Plane makes emergency landing with no injuries

Jones said the pilot, who was the only occupant of the single-engine, two-seat Cessna, had engine problems and was forced to land near Mount Zion Road West near Appleton on Saturday morning. Authorities were dispatched just after 10 a.m. and included the Appleton Fire Department, Hector First Respon

COURIER NEWS - 2018-05-20 08:00:00

RSD teachers complete new teacher academy

On Tuesday, 52 new teachers to the Russellville School District (RSD) completed the New Teacher Academy (NTA) program with a luncheon at the Center for the Arts. The luncheon is the annual conclusion to the NTA program, which aims to support newly hired teachers and provides essential professional d

COURIER NEWS - 2018-05-21 11:51:00

Goose hatches eggs in Walgreens parking lot

Bernadette, as one Walgreens employee named her, hatched three goslings with mate Henry guarding the nest.

ARKANSAS ONLINE - 2018-05-20 12:00:00

Russellville Police officers respond to 2,824 calls in April

Patrol officers of the Russellville Police Department (RPD) responded to 2,824 calls for service in March, according to the department’s monthly report.


Russellville City Council votes to pay employee health insurance increase for rest of year

The Russellville City Council voted 5-3, with Mayor Randy Horton being the fifth vote needed for approval or denial, to pay $52,885 in a health insurance increase for employees during its regular meeting Thursday.

COURIER NEWS - 2018-05-20 08:00:00

Defense to continue Monday in sexual assault trial of Conway doctor

One witness, while testifying of her certainty that Rook had not engaged in improper practices, did support accounts that Rook had locked examination rooms while seeing some patients.


Smaller-scale outfits battle big operators as drone work soars

Andy Trench made $2,000 a day in 2015 taking sky-high photographs along the East Coast with a drone he made himself. Now, that same work fetches about $175.

ARKANSAS ONLINE - 2018-05-20 02:12:00

VUB Boot Camp June 2 at ATU in Russellville

Workshops during the boot camp will focus on math and English skills, student financial aid, financial literacy and budgeting, Veterans Affairs benefits, academic advising, the college application process and making the military to college transition.


Ancient Days at Pottsville Middle School

Pottsville Middle School sixth grade students participated in their annual Ancient Fest last Friday. Students were assigned to choose an ancient person of their choice to research and write about. Each student created 10 bartering items from the era to trade with classmates. They were also encourage


Picklefest this weekend in Atkins

Activities will include food/craft vendors, the Picklefest Rodeo, 5th Annual Picklefest Talent Show, Picklefest Parade, the pickle eating and juice drinking contests and more.


Renewal Ranch takes faith-based approach to combating addiction

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - For seven years, the Renewal Ranch has been working to reform addicts and help them regain control from drugs and alcohol.

THV11.COM - 2018-05-20 04:05:43

ASBTDC Helps New Welding Business Open

Welderbeast Mobile Welding and Repair, a business name that reflects his time spent working on the Alyeska Trans-Alaska Pipeline, opened in February.


Texans' J.J. Watt to pay for funerals of Santa Fe shooting victims

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt told Santa Fe High School officials that he will pay for the funerals of the victims who died in Friday's shooting.Ten people were killed and 10 others were injured.AdvertisementWatt has been active in the Houston community since the Texans drafted him in 2011. Last ye


School enrollment up from last year

Superintendent Dr. Mark Gotcher said student enrollment in the district was 5,194. He also recognized the state champion Russellville High School (RHS) Quiz Bowl team and their coaches of the year, Summer Hutchinson and Johnny Barham.


Beebe Middle School Principal Arrested

Brandy Dillin, as well as her husband and son, were arrested around 4:45 Thursday afternoon.