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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun April 20, 2014
PHOTO BY: Angela Spencer

Ellen Hobgood, left, gives an art lesson to Meredith Karr in Hobgood’s Heber Springs gallery. Hobgood will be part of the artists’ block party during Springfest.

Heber Springs opens tourism season with Springfest

HEBER SPRINGS — As flowers bloom and the weather gets warmer, Heber Springs is gearing up to greet the new season with the 27th annual Springfest Arts and Crafts Festival. “It’s like a welcoming of spring,” local artist Ellen Hobgood said. “It kicks off the year for Heber Springs. It’s kind of our opening weekend.” Springfest will take place Friday and Saturday, with arts and crafts for the whole family. Hobgood said that last year there was an “accidental block party” as artists gathered together at the festival, and this year she has been working to make the block party a... READ MORE

Photographer showcases work, raises money for Relay for Life By ANGELA SPENCER

SEARCY — It all started with a book of black-and-white photographs.

Beauty of stained glass comes alive in Searcy By TAMMY GARRETT

SEARCY — Stained glass is most often associated with church windows. However, since Susan Nolte came to Searcy, locals are bringing the beauty of stained glass that they create themselves into their homes.

White County Courthouse is centerpiece of Searcy By TAMMY GARRETT

SEARCY — The White County Courthouse is at the center of Searcy, both literally and figuratively. Constructed in 1871, the classical revival-style structure has borne witness to the town’s best and worst of times.

Batesville starts work on new community center By ANGELA SPENCER

BATESVILLE — If things go as planned, residents in and around Batesville will be able to play basketball and float along the lazy river at a new community center next summer.

Stone Drive-In Theatre still rolling despite lack of new projector By ANGELA SPENCER

MOUNTAIN VIEW — On a slightly sloping piece of land just a few miles from the Mountain View town square, Bobby Thompson continues to project movies for visitors who get to stay in the comfort of their vehicles.

Historic Black House adds Southern charm to Searcy By TAMMY GARRETT

SEARCY — It’s hard to miss the majestic, yellow, two-story home that has stood at 300 E. Race St. in downtown Searcy for well over 100 years. The historic home, known to locals as “Black House” in reference to the name of the only family that ever occupied the residence, looks as if it were plucked from the streets of New Orleans. In a way, it was.

New Beebe public library open for business ANGELA SPENCER/STAFF WRITER

BEEBE — As the saying goes, if you build it, they will come. And they have.