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THV11 in Your Town feature: Batesville

THV11 in Your Town feature: Batesville

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – I’m not going to lie. I think I chose Batesville for this trip just because I wanted to visit my old home again and see how much it has changed since I graduated from Lyon.

I could immediately see several changes as I drove in from Highway 167. Southside seems to have blossomed quickly into a busy area; Colton’s has moved to the old Bonanza site, my beloved Quizno’s/”secret” study place has shut down, and a Walgreen’s now sits where the old gas station and Baskin Robbins once stood. Things were even changing on campus and in the downtown area.


The biggest change at Lyon so far is the new Edwards Commons building. The original building was destroyed by fire in 2010, but a new 44,000 square-foot building has risen in its place, housing a campus store, mailboxes, a dining area and bistro, and the student life center.

Park University introduces online Military History degree program

PARKVILLE, MO — Park University will offer a new online degree program, the Bachelor of Science in Military History, to students this fall. The military history degree program will combine Park's liberal arts foundation with in-depth study of military-related events that have shaped the world in which we live today.

The degree focus will examine military history from a cultural, theoretical, historical, economic and scientific perspective. The topics include the history of warfare, philosophy and theory, major wars and battles, science and technology, and the relationship of war and culture.

"Park University has endeavored to serve its military students, both active military and veterans, by providing degree programs that fit their goals and needs regardless of the students' location," said Debra Sheffer, Ph.D., associate professor and program coordinator of history.

Give blood with the American Red Cross and help maintain the summer blood supply

Give blood with the American Red Cross  and help maintain the summer blood supply

UNDATED (June 3, 2014) — The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make and keep donation appointments to maintain the summer blood supply and help prevent a shortage. Donors of all blood types are currently needed, especially those with type O negative, B negative and A negative.

While the need for blood remains constant during the summer, donations drop. Between June and August, on average, two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what hospitals need. This seasonal decline could be overcome if just two additional donors – above what is expected – give blood at each Red Cross blood drive this summer.

Arkansas Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf putting on Rummage Sale

Arkansas Registry of  Interpreters for the Deaf putting on Rummage Sale

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ARID) - ARID (Arkansas Registry of  Interpreters for the Deaf) is putting on a Spring Cleaning Rummage Sale which benefits ARID's 2015 Biennial Conference. These conferences allow Interpreters to continue their education, so they may provide the most excellent service to our Deaf Community.

The Rummage Sale event is Sat., June 7 starting at 7 a.m. and going until the last patron. It will be located at Arkansas School for the Deaf Tornado Shelter at 2400 W. Markham in Little Rock, AR.

Ramp closures planned for I-530 in Pulaski County

Ramp closures planned for I-530 in Pulaski County

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Improvements along Interstate 530 northbound require interchange ramp closures in southern Pulaski County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will resurface the I-530 northbound interchange ramps at Exit 15 in Hensley and Exit 12 in Woodson. The work will require closing each ramp for approximately one hour as it’s being resurfaced.   

The work will take place Friday, June 6th between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Crews will begin at the Hensley interchange. Once it is complete, they will begin working at the Woodson interchange. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

Pulaski County only jailing worst offenders

Pulaski County only jailing worst offenders

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A backlog of state inmates is jamming county jails across Arkansas, meaning only the most serious offenders are spending time behind bars.

The Pulaski County jail closed on April 29th, and since then it has taken in only the most serious violent criminals and repeat offenders. Pulaski County prosecutor Larry Jegley calls it "catch-and-release" law enforcement where even burglars arrested for breaking into people's homes are being turned loose, and there's no sign of that changing anytime soon.

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