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New weight limits for highway traffic

New weight limits for highway traffic

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  Beginning February 14, the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will enforce new weight limits on several State Highways in the Fayetteville shale areas, according to AHTD officials. Arkansas Highway Police will strictly enforce the newly posted limits that have been established because of significant damage to the roadways from existing traffic.

The new restrictions are located on a total of 133 miles on 13 sections of highways in Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Independence, Van Buren and White Counties. Eight of those sections will drop from 80,000 pound limits to 73,280.

Get ready for Hog Bash 2011

Get ready for Hog Bash 2011

BATESVILLE, Ark. – Our Razorback Football program is riding high after three years under the leadership of Coach Bobby Petrino.  Everyone is looking forward to a great year in 2011.  Signing day comes in early February and we are sure you will want to hear about our latest recruiting class.  Coach will fill us in on the new class and let us in on his view of the Razorback 2011 season.              

 Where:  Batesville High School Cafeteria; 1 Pioneer Drive; Batesville, Arkansas

When:  February 22, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Dinner will be served. The Speaker will be Razorback Head Football Coach Bobby Petrino!

Put on your favorite Razorback outfit. There will be a special prize for the most “hogish” Razorback attire worn to Hog Bash!

Batesville Health Care hosts open house

Batesville Health Care hosts open house

BATESVILLE, Ark. - Bateville Health Care is having an open house. People will be able to tour the newly-renovated facility and meet the new staff, including administrator Stephen Daughety and nursing director Andrea Nicholson.

The clinic is located at 1975 White Drive. Call (870) 698-1853 for more information.

University presidents take to the Capitol

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - University presidents representing the state's independent colleges will be at the state Capitol on Tuesday morning to call attention to issues facing Arkansas institutions of higher learning.

Rex Nelson, president of the Arkansas' Independents Colleges and Universities, says the focus of the event is to raise awareness about student enrollement and graduation rates.

The presidents will host a continental breakfast for legislators in the state Capitol rotunda beginning at 8 a.m. They are scheduled to attend a meeting of the House Education Committee at 10 a.m.

The representatives from the colleges will be available for interviews on education issues during the morning.

Police urge citizens to donate blood

Police urge citizens to donate blood

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. – The American Red Cross will be running a blood drive Monday, Jan. 24 from 11 am – 3 pm. The drive will be located at the Jacksonville Community Center and is hosted by the Jacksonville Police Department.

To find out if you’re eligible to be a donor, visit: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements

New exhibit free for educators

New exhibit free for educators

BATESVILLE, Ark. – Old Independence Regional Museum invites all area teachers, college faculty, and school administrators to a preview of the nationally touring exhibit "Draw Me a Story: A Century of Children's Book Illustrations." This come-and-go event will be held on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and is free with school identification. For more information, call (870) 793-2121.

Emergency workers honored at dinner

Emergency workers honored at dinner

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a dinner to honor the city's firefighters, police, EMTs and other emergency personnel Monday evening. The event is at Josie's Restaurant starting at 5 pm.