Obituary: Dallas Carroll Stewart

Dallas Carroll Stewart, 83, of Newport departed this life Monday, August 31, 2020.  He was born May 25, 1937, to Horace Herman and Addie Mae (Maples) Stewart.  He was of the Baptist Belief and served in the United States Air Force where he was a DFC (Distinguished Flying Cross).  Mr. Stewart enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending …

Obituary: George Washington Tanner Jr.

George Washington Tanner Jr., 75, passed away on August 29, 2020. He was born on December 5, 1944, in Morrilton, Arkansas. George was a pilot, business owner, and farmer. He loved to fish and ride his tractor. But above all, he loved being a father and spending time with his family. George was a loving …

Obituary: Emogene Brown

Emogene Brown, 94 of Poughkeepsie died Saturday, August 29, 2020. She was born January 1, 1926, in Poughkeepsie, Arkansas to William Edmund and Emma Frances Nichols Barnett.  She was retired from White Rodgers in Batesville and was a member of the Poughkeepsie Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first …

Obituary: Donna Marie Jackson

Donna Marie Jackson, 69, of Floral, passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. She was born September 14, 1950, in Helena, Arkansas to Adrian Gordon Seaton and Eunice (Harris) Seaton. Donna was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she was very active and served as church clerk. She was a great cook and …

Another tractor-trailer overturns on Ramsey Mountain Saturday

Featured image via Southside Volunteer Fire Department’s Facebook page An 18-wheeler with all it could carry of 50-pound bags of flour, turned onto its side Saturday afternoon in the middle of Ramsey Mountain. right in front of the “Welcome to Batesville” sign on Highway 167. The truck was coming down Ramsey Mountain when it went …

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top Six Million, As Many Schools Face Outbreaks

Cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States surpassed six million on Sunday, as many states in the Midwest reported increasing infections. Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota have recently reported record one-day increases in new cases while Montana and Idaho are seeing record numbers of currently hospitalized COVID-19 patients. New hotspots are …

Portland Mayor Urges Restraint After Fatal Shooting During Protests

During a press conference on Sunday, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler urged individuals of all political persuasions to join in renouncing violence, after an escalation of protest-related violence caused one fatality. Officials are pointing to social media posts vowing revenge for a fatal shooting amid weekend street clashes between supporters of President Donald Trump and counter-demonstrators. “For …

Jon Rahm Defeats World No. 1 Dustin Johnson To Win 2020 BMW Championship

Jon Rahm sunk an amazing 66 foot putt to defeat world No. 1 Dustin Johnson in a one-hole playoff Sunday at the BMW Championship in Olympia Fields, Ill. Rahm entered the weekend tied for 51st at 6-over par, but battled back with a 66 Saturday and a bogey-free 64 in Sunday’s final round to finish …

Boston Celtics Defeat Toronto Raptors 112-94 In Game One Of Eastern Conference Semifinals

The Boston Celtics earned a 112-94 Game 1 win over the Toronto Raptors in Game One of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Jayson Tatum scored 21, but it was a team effort that led the Celtics to a 17-point halftime lead. The Raptors struggled offensively, shooting 36.9 percent from the field while stars Pascal Siakam and …

Citizens Bank exceeds $1 Billion in total assets; CEO Phil Baldwin shares plans to retire in 2021

Featured image: Adam Mitchell (left) and Phil Baldwin Citizens Bank, headquartered in Batesville, announced Friday that it has exceeded $1 billion in total assets, making Citizens Bank one of the few banks in Arkansas to achieve this level of scope and scale. Celebrating at an event with bank employees, customers, and the board of directors, …