Judge denies bail for Arkansas man charged in Capitol riot

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge has denied bail for a 60-year-old Arkansas man who posed for photos with his feet on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Chief Judge Beryl Howell said Thursday that Richard Barnett’s behavior was “brazen, entitled, and dangerous,” and she …

No. 18 Scots suffer first loss of the season

The Scots lost their first game of the season, 70-65, at Williams Baptist WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – The 18th-ranked Lyon College women’s basketball team (7-1, 7-1 American Midwest Conference) had its season-opening winning streak snapped at seven games as the Scots suffered their first loss of the season, 70-65, at Williams Baptist (9-4, 6-2 AMC) …

Obituary: Kevin Lee Phillips

Kevin Lee Phillips, 62, of Melbourne, Arkansas passed away on Jan. 26, 2021, at his home. Kevin was born on April 23, 1958, in Owensboro, Kentucky to the late Jim and Wilda Jean (Miller) Hunter. Kevin worked for many years in construction and was fascinated by the Native American culture including artifacts, history, and everything …

Obituary: James William “Jim” Keller

James William “Jim” Keller, 74 of Pleasant Plains passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. He was born Feb. 25, 1946, in Dowdy, Arkansas to Frank and Millie Keller. He was a retired farmer and truck driver.  He attended the Pleasant Plains Crossroads Cowboy Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Richard …

Obituary: Maxine Montgomery Lassiter

Maxine Montgomery Lassiter, 98 of Cave City died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. She was born Dec. 2, 1922, in Cave City, Arkansas to Martin McDougal Montgomery and Virginia Mae Vest Montgomery. She attended Pine Springs School and graduated from Cave City High School in 1940.  She taught in one-room schoolhouses at Pine Springs, Etna, Hodge, …

Atlas Asphalt bid accepted for resurfacing a portion of Highway 167 in the Cave City area

The Arkansas State Highway Commission accepted a bid Thursday from Atlas Asphalt of Batesville to resurface nearly 13 miles of Highway 167 in the Cave City area. The successful bid was just under $3.5 million dollars. The Commission said the resurfacing begins at Cave City and goes northward. Atlas Asphalt says the work will begin …

Mountain View Yellowjackets split a pair of conference games Thursday night versus the Newport Greyhounds

Report by Kevin Johnson Thursday night at Mountain View High School, the Mountain View Yellowjackets split a pair of conference games with the Newport Greyhounds. In the senior boys game, Newport used an 11-0 run that started late in the first quarter to turn a 7-6 deficit into a 17-7 lead, a lead that they …

Dow jumps 300 points as firms rally against GameStop stock transactions

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 300.19 points while the S&P 500 climbed 0.98% and the Nasdaq Composite increased 0.50% as U.S. markets rebounded on Thursday.  Brokerage firms took steps to restrict an influx of transactions on heavily shorted stocks, after the stock trading app Robinhood restricted trades involving GameStop, AMC, Blackberry, and Nokia.  All …