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Arkansas Tech's DaBreo Honored by Queen Elizabeth ll
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas Tech University alumna Sharleen DaBreo has earned the title Member of the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of her emergency management leadership in the British Virgin Islands.
Atkins mayor-elect plans to beautify, upgrade city
Atkins Mayor-elect Rowdy Sweet has seen the best and worst of Pope County. It’s a bit of a contradiction, just like his name. “My mother — she passed away this April — she told me I was named after Clint Eastwood in a show called Rawhide — Rowdy Yates.”
Retiring Atkins mayor cites challenges, achievements
Atkins Mayor Jerry Don Barrett was popular enough to get elected 20 years ago, but he said not all city employees were his biggest fans at first. “I changed police chiefs the day I went into office,” he said.
Arkansas man linked to 2005 beauty queen murder arrested for attempted kidnapping
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. -- (KFSM) -- A man tried twice but never convicted for the murder of a former Arkansas beauty queen has been arrested for allegedly trying to kidnap two women in separate incidents.
ATU Students Come Through for Local Salvation Army Angel Tree
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (News release) -- When the last bicycle was delivered and the other volunteers began to disperse, Hattie Standridge had a moment to look around and take measure of what she and her fellow Arkansas Tech University students had achieved on behalf of the 2018 Salvation Army Angel Tre
First Security Adds Three in Russellville (Movers & Shakers)
Rance Looney has accepted the position of senior vice president, lender, at First Security Bank in Russellville. Looney specializes in agricultural loans with an emphasis on poultry. He has more than 11 years of lending and poultry business experience as well as training in government-guaranteed loa
Winter Market sees thousands on Sunday
After months of planning, the Winter Market event in downtown Conway on Sunday was a success. The event was put together by a group of local business owners and community leaders who wanted to bring a fun, family-friendly Christmas event to the downtown area.
River Valley Community To Crack Down On City Ordinance
ATKINS, Ark. - A small River Valley community says it will not enforce a long time ordinance. The Atkins Police Department says it has received complaints about stalled out cars in yards. Some people say it's needed, while others say it can cost a lot to fix a broken car.
Are there restrictions on outdoor Christmas decorations? | 11 Listens
Whether it's excessive light displays or noisy Christmas decorations, each year around the holidays, neighbors often ask if there are any rules and regulations for outdoor Christmas displays.
Student, Pro Journalists Gather at ATU
Arkansas Tech University’s Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) chapter and the statewide professional chapter of SPJ co-hosted an ice cream social and panel discussion at Doc Bryan Student Services Center in Russellville on Dec. 3.
Woman attacked by Gary Dunn speaks after his recent arrest
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KATV) — The man who was once accused of a murder that caught national attention is again behind bars. Gary Dunn was arrested earlier this week after attempting to kidnap a woman in Russellville.
Tyler Perry's “Madea’s Farewell Play Tour" coming to Little Rock April 2019, tickets on sale now
LOS ANGELES, Ca. – Actor, playwright, filmmaker, and comedian, Tyler Perry, has announced on sale details for Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Farewell Play Tour”. The nationwide tour will kick off in Oakland, CA on Jan. 18, and over the course of 5 months, Perry will bring his beloved characters to venues ac
COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE RIVER VALLEY & OZARK AREA
PERRYVILLE — Heifer USA will continue its Holiday Hoopla event from 3-6 p.m. at Heifer Ranch, 55 Heifer Road. Activities include cookie decorating, kids crafts, a Heifer USA Santa, music from Some Guy Named Robb and Mr. Morphis, and Christmas pictures with show-barn animals. Roasted chestnuts and ra
HOBY seminar to return to Arkansas Tech University in 2019
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas Tech University has been selected to host the 2019 HOBY Arkansas Leadership Seminar. The program, tentatively scheduled for June 5-9, 2019, will bring 200 Arkansas high school sophomores to ATU in Russellville and provide them with interactive programming designed to en
Kid Rock pays off $81,000 worth of layaways at Nashville Walmart
Nashville — Kid Rock paid off the balances of 350 layaway accounts at a Walmart store in Nashville. The musician gave the 3458 Dickerson Pike store about $81,000 to pay down all of the accounts, said Tom Meyer, the store's manager.
Conway family turns their baby into adorable Elf on the Shelf
CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Parents around the world get up each night to move their Elf on the Shelf and are being challenged with finding new and more creative hiding spaces. It’s more difficult than you think, but the kid’s excitement is worth all the effort.
Police arrest man, 39, twice tried in slaying
A man who was twice tried but never convicted in the 2005 beating death of beauty queen Nona Dirksmeyer was arrested Tuesday in an attempted kidnapping case. The Russellville Police Department said in a statement that officers arrested Gary Dunn, 39, in Dardanelle on Tuesday after he was developed a
Russellville oral surgeon replaces opioid prescriptions with numbing medication
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – An oral surgeon in Russellville is tackling the opioid crisis head-on by giving his patients an alternative pain medication. At Lakeside Oral in Russellville, Dr. Forrest Bale performs hundreds of procedures every year.
George H.W. Bush funeral: Oak Ridge Boys, Reba McEntire pay tribute with classic songs
The Houston funeral for George H.W. Bush Thursday morning was marked with musical tributes from a couple of the late former president's favorite country music acts. One of the members of the quartet, Duane Allen, recalled meeting Bush when he was vice president.
Weather forces adjustment to final day of Morrilton tourney
Due to a winter storm warning for Morrilton and Conway County, adjustments have been made to the 11thannual Petit Jean Classic at Morrilton’s Devel Dog Arena on Saturday. Both consolation games including the contest between the Bryant Hornets and the Maumelle Hornets have been cancelled.