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Arkansas first in nation to provide masks to truckers – KAIT

Arkansas Highway Police will distribute 100,000 masks to commercial truck drivers at state weigh stations and rest areas. (Source: Pablo) JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) – Arkansas is leading the nation in protecting truck drivers from COVID-19. Arkansas Highway Police will distribute 100,000 masks to commercial truck drivers at state weigh stations and rest areas, according to …


Lyon College issues refund, offers deal to students – KAIT

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) – An area college has issued a partial refund to students for room and board after the school shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. Joseph Botana, Executive Director for Business and Finance for Lyon College, said they did a prorated rate to calculate how much money the students would receive. “They …


Batesville man dies in high speed crash – KAIT

By Region 8 Newsdesk | April 28, 2020 at 11:48 PM CDT – Updated April 28 at 11:48 PM PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) – Arkansas State police say a Batesville man crashed and died in a high-speed accident. According to a crash report, Roderick L. Johnson, 43, of Batesville wrecked his 2000 Mercury Marquis on …


OIRM to Host Annual Spring Family Day To-Go –

OIRM to Host Annual Spring Family Day To-Go Old Independence Regional Museum will be hosting its annual Spring Family Day in a new format: Spring Family Day To-Go!  The museum invites families to drive by the facility at 9th& Vine Streets on Saturday, May 2 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. to collect craft kits …


Tuesday: 3127 cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arkansas, to date; Active cases drop; Parks to begin reopening –

9:50 PM Source: ADH Website 9:50 PM Randolph County: 17 positive, 11 recoveries, 477 negative Clay County: 3 positive, 0 recoveries, 219 negative Cleburne County: 72 positive, 60 recoveries, 151 negative, 4 deaths Craighead County: 70 positive, 38 recoveries, 788 negative, 0 death* Crittenden County: 177 positive, 107 recoveries, 974 negative, 5 deaths Fulton County: …


IMPACT Independence County Leadership Announces Review of Plan — KFFB 106.1 FM — Arkansas Radio — Online Radio–Arkansas Politics –

April 28, 2020 by Heather Pedersen The IMPACT Independence County Steering Committee announced the process has begun to revise IMPACT Independence County’s strategic plan.IMPACT planning efforts began in 2015 under the direction of three co-chairs: Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Lyon College, and the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. After the process was …