Thursday Sep 11
Melted candy bars prompt call center evacuation
BATESVILLE, AR - Officials say two melted chocolate bars sent in the mail prompted an evacuation at a Batesville call center. The Independence County Sheriff's Office says the two king-size Hershey bars were sent to the Access Arkansas call center with no return address.
Lyon College to increase residence accommodations by 50 percent
Jon Vestal, vice president for institutional advancement at Lyon College in Batesville, said the school's recent improvements make the campus feel like a home away from home for students.
Region 8 News Thursday Evening Update - some of the stories we're tracking for Region 8 News at 10. Batesville Annexation The city of Batesville wants to annex Southside and Desha and some are not happy about this plan.
SPORTS: Panthers struggle against Batesville
For most of the first half in Friday night's season-opening 27-19 loss at Batesville High School, Jennings County senior fullback Dakota Bott was controlling the game with his powerful rushes into the center of the line.
Batesville Daily Guard
First Community Bank wraps fire truck
Four-year-old Layne Holder has spent a great deal of his life in a hospital, but soon he and his family will spend some time at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Mid South, an organization that grants wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions.
Southside group rallies against annexation
SOUTHSIDE, AR - Several residents have formed a group to rally against the annexation of Southside.