Transportation Alternatives Program and Recreational Trails Program Applications Now Available

The Arkansas State Highway Commission is pleased to announce that applications for the Arkansas Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and the Arkansas Recreational Trails Program (RTP) are now available. Virtual seminars will be held on April 1, 2021 and May 4, 2021 to inform potential … [Read more...]

New Holiday Coming to Central Arkansas

Join central Arkansas as it celebrates a new holiday: 501 Day, to take place on 5/01 – May 1st, 2021.  Most people know 501 as the area code for central Arkansas. Over the years, 501 has come to represent much more than just part of a phone number; 501 has become a symbol of a beautiful, bustling … [Read more...]

Jonathan Abbott Honored with the Spirit of Independence County Award

Jonathan Abbott Supervisor of City of Batesville Landscaping was honored with the Spirit of Independence County Award. In January, the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce honored amazing individuals with a surprise, on behalf of community sponsors, to say thank you for their impact within our … [Read more...]

Large-Scale COVID Vaccination Clinic in Searcy for March 2, 2021

SEARCY, AR., – March 1, 2021 –The Large Scale Vaccination Clinic will be held on Tuesday, March 2nd from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Fellowship Bible Church’s new location 1009 E. Beebe Capps Expressway in Searcy. Arkansans ages 65 and older who have not yet received their first dose of the vaccine are … [Read more...]

Boozman, Tester Spearhead Bipartisan Legislation Reinstating Vets Representation in Disability Claims Process

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced bipartisan legislation to reinstate a critical rule allowing veterans and their representatives 48 hours to review and dispute disability claims verdicts before they are finalized.  In … [Read more...]

Arkansas Commercial Truck Safety and Education Program Applications Now Available

The Arkansas State Highway Commission is pleased to announce the next application cycle for the Arkansas Commercial Truck Safety and Education Program.  Act 1176 of 2013 authorized the Arkansas Commercial Truck Safety and Education Program (ACTSEP). The purpose of this act is to advance State … [Read more...]

New Business Open in Higden Ribbon Cutting by Chamber

Saturday was all smiles as the Greers Ferry Chamber welcomed Nichols Realty Express located at 7648 Edgemont Road, by the Narrows Bridge, in Higden. The Open House Grand Opening from was held 11 till 4 and the Ribbon Cutting was held at 12 noon. Lunch was provided by Tina Sewell of Rock Mortgage … [Read more...]

Arkansas State Parks Announce Return to Regular Hours for Park Visitor Centers

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) – Due to the health emergency brought on by COVID-19, many facilities at Arkansas State Parks have had reduced hours and limited occupancy for the past year. Beginning Monday, March 1, 2021, park visitor centers and museums will again have regular hours for … [Read more...]

Spring Ozark Folk School Scheduled in Mountain View

Mountain View - Connect with the artisan inside yourself in the creative space of the Ozark Folk Center State Park in beautiful Mountain View, Arkansas. While craft classes are taught year-around, we dedicate a special week for the creative focus of Spring Ozark Folk School.  Held this year … [Read more...]

One year of COVID-19: Americans continue stepping up to address urgent needs

ST. LOUIS — One year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, people have stepped up to address the emotional needs of families reeling from the coronavirus and 2020’s record-breaking disasters. For nearly 80 years, U.S. presidents have proclaimed March as Red Cross Month to … [Read more...]