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Silver Alert activated for missing 60-year-old – KTHV

The Batesville Police Department has requested the activation of a Silver Alert for a 60-year-old man who is “possibly disoriented due to not having his medications” BATESVILLE, Ark. — The Batesville Police Department has requested the activation of a Silver Alert for a 60-year-old man who is “possibly disoriented due to not having his medications.” …


Batesville School District prepares for millage election – KAIT

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) – The Batesville School District has seen its enrollment increase by over 500 students in the past decade and are hoping to prepare for further growth with the passage of a new millage. The election is set to take place on Sept. 14, with early voting starting Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the …


King Resigns From Lyon College – Arkansas Business Online

W. Joseph King  (Lyon College) W. Joseph King resigned Thursday as president of Lyon College in Batesville after commenting on regional white supremacist sentiment in a July 26 article in the Chronicle of Higher Education. King’s resignation came after a board of trustees meeting yesterday. In a statement to faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders, …


College’s chief quits as officials urge ouster – Arkansas Online

Joseph King, the president of Lyon College in Batesville, is shown in this undated courtesy photo. Joseph King, the president of Lyon College since 2017, resigned Thursday after the mayor of Batesville and the county judge of Independence County asked trustees for the private college to fire King over remarks made to a reporter about …


Lawrence County Man Convicted Of 1st Degree Murder In Kelsey Brooks Joslin Case –

Prosecutors today announced the conviction of Jaylane Joslin for the murder of Kelsey Brooks Joslin in August 2020. Jaylane Joslin was sentenced today to 30 years in the Arkansas Department Of Corrections. 3rd Judicial Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Cooper released the following statement involving the case. Cooper stated “I cannot overstate my appreciation for the diligent …


OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: Stirring up a small town – Arkansas Online

Batesville often gets called a nice little town. Lyon College nestled there often gets called a quiet little independent liberal arts college. Those descriptions always have seemed apt. It was kind of jarring, then, when the Chronicle of Higher Education, a widely read national trade publication, ran an article on colleges’ safety concerns over racial …