Gas Buddy: Searcy tops list of lowest gas prices currently in state

Arkansas fuel prices have seen a jump over the past few weeks with some prices per gallon hitting $2.72 in the Batesville area. According to the website GasBuddy.com, the top ten locations with the lowest prices in the state over the past 24 hours are mainly, with one northwest Arkansas exception, in Searcy. The list …

Obituary: Sandra W. Stuntz

Sandra W. Stuntz, 77 of Cave City died Tuesday, March 30, 2021.  She was born November 3, 1943, to Murray and Retta Knappenberger.  She was retired from the Cave City Headstart Program and was a member of the Eutopia Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold Stuntz; two …

Obituary: Doris V. Casper

Doris V. Casper, 88 of Batesville died Monday, March 29, 2021. She was born July 21, 1932, in Montgomery, Alabama to Roy Pearl and Martha Ruth Miller Strickland. She was a retired school counselor having worked in Redland, California. She enjoyed knitting, rescuing horses, and doing volunteer work for Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  She loved all …

Cave City Easter Run scheduled for Saturday

The Cave City Easter Run is this Saturday, April 3. The event puts participants on the very challenging gravel hills of Flat Rock Road. There will be a 1/2 marathon, 10k, and 5k. All races start and finish at the Cave City Park at 9 a.m. There will also be race shirts and unique finishers …

Batesville man charged with three felonies in Stone County

A Batesville man, driving his vehicle erratically and crossing the centerline multiple times on Highway 14, was pulled over by Stone County deputies on March 26, 2021, according to information from Stone County District Court. The driver of the pickup was found to be Christopher W. Fitzpatrick (pictured below), 64. Fitzpatrick is a parolee and …

Cave City mayor appoints Dr. Cheryl Bell to advisory board

Dr. Cheryl Bell has been appointed to represent Cave City on the advisory board of the Northeast Arkansas (NEA) Regional Intermodal Authority by Mayor Jonas Anderson. The authority is a group of area counties, cities, and other entities working to bring economic development opportunities to the area. “I am very excited, and grateful, to announce …

Authorities allege Little Rock man wrecked stolen vehicle in Stone County

A Little Rock man was arrested Sunday, March 28, as he was walking on Highway 5, south of Mountain View. According to authorities, an individual who lives in the area called police on a trespasser, saying he was just leaving the individual’s residence and was walking on Highway 5 toward Mountain View. Using a description …

Lyon’s Wilber qualifies for NAIA Cross Country Championship

Clare Wilber (pictured above) is the first Scot to qualify for the NAIA Cross Country Championship since 1994 KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lyon College women’s cross country freshman Clare Wilber will compete at the NAIA Cross Country Championships on Apr. 9 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as she became the first Scot to qualify for the …