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As Putin has decided to invade Ukraine, the response from the West has been seen as slow and incohesive.

Battleground: Ukraine

Lance Brownfield, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle CEFebruary 25, 2022

*NAMES IN THIS ARTICLE HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO PROTECT THEIR IDENTITY* When the crisis on the border of Ukraine heated back up last October, many in the countries involved did not believe we would be sitting...

Aerial view of Arkadelphia after the tornado.

[GALLERY] 25 photos from Arkadelphia’s tornado 25 years ago

Lance Brownfield, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle CEFebruary 24, 2022

This gallery of 25 photos was taken in the immediate aftermath of the March, 1 1997 tornado that ravaged Arkadelphia. The original album of 233 photos come from the HSU Archives and were taken by Steve...

85-year-old John Freeman keeps up with his hometown of Arkadelphia through a Facebook page called Remember in Arkadelphia.

Remember in Arkadelphia?

Lance Brownfield, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle CEFebruary 9, 2022

Do you remember Whipple’s Grill? Or the Mint Milkshake on the corner of 8th and Main Street? Or maybe Joe Villa who sold tamales and eskimo pies out of a cart? Well, if you remember those things,...

Spotify CEO announces he will not be removing Joe Rogan podcast from the streaming service

Spotify CEO announces he will not be removing Joe Rogan podcast from the streaming service

Brianna Holmes, Contributing ReporterFebruary 8, 2022

Spotify is not only a place for users to listen to all of their favorite music, but also home to a variety of podcasts. However, when almost anyone is able to submit their podcasts to the app, it was bound...

Covid Mask Going to Work Vector

COVID-19 endemecy

Blanton Matthews, Opinion ReporterFebruary 7, 2022

“I’m over COVID.” “It’s a pandemic of the unvaccinated.” “We have to get back to normal.” Except there is no “back to normal,” is there? There is talk of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which...

Arkadelphia native Vernon Davis and his wifes family from Kentucky, the Simpsons, won the hit TV show Family Feud. The family appeared on three episodes before falling to the Warf family.

Arkadelphia man’s family on “Family Feud”

Lance Brownfield, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle CEFebruary 5, 2022

There will be some familiar faces on “Family Feud” in just a few weeks as an Arkadelphia native’s family takes on another family on the popular game show in an upcoming episode. The episode is set...

criminal mugshot graphic

Oracle policy: no more mugshots

January 26, 2022

We’ve all tuned in to the local news at 6 and seen a rather unflattering mugshot flash up on the screen while the anchor explains who the person is and why they were arrested. Even more common today...

MoMo Hibachi & Sushis building on the corner of 10th Street and Caddo Street

Wake me up before you Momo

Lance Brownfield, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle CEJanuary 26, 2022

Momo Hibachi & Sushi will be closing this Saturday after a year and one month of service to the people of Arkadelphia. According to Cindy Devine, who has worked there since the beginning, the restaurant’s...

This depiction of the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas was published by Kurz and Allison in the late 1800s.

We need the Arkansas State Guard

Lance Brownfield, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle CEJanuary 6, 2022

Today marks the year anniversary of the infamous January 6 Capitol Riot, an event that history might come to remember as a leadup to a second American civil war. With this very real threat looming, Arkansas...

Still image from an upcoming documentary about the Breaking Bad case by Lance Brownfield.

Bateman’s Battle

December 9, 2021

After two years of legal troubles and his name cleared in court, Terry David Bateman sees a semi-certain future for himself and his family for the first time in a long time. The 47-year-old former HSU...

Arkadelphia fire department riding through town with jolly dancers aboard.

Merry Grinchmas from ArkaWHOville

Kolby Reck, Contributing reporterDecember 4, 2021

After taking a year off due to Covid-19, the streets of downtown Arkadelphia were filled for the annual Christmas parade on December 2, 2021. The event was held on Main street from 5 pm to 6 pm. Joy was...

Humane Society of Clark Countys current location

How the Humane Society is readying for winter

Emberlynn Pendergraft, Features EditorDecember 4, 2021

Many people are starting to tackle the negative effects of winter as frigid weather begins to settle in, but people aren’t the only ones having to deal with the cold. Animals from the Humane Society...

If youre in an emergency, call 911. For non-emergencies, call the Campus Police Department at 870-230-5098.

Henderson Clery report published

Emberlynn Pendergraft, Features EditorNovember 17, 2021

According to the Clery Center, the Clery Act requires colleges and universities to report campus crime data, support victims of violence, and publicly outline the policies and procedures they have put...

Senior linebacker Landon Kuhn celebrates on the sideline after a big play.

Badgers take care of Clinton in round one

Aaron Weatherford, Sports EditorNovember 16, 2021

Arkadelphia finished the regular season with only one loss in conference play, giving them the second seed in the Class 4A state playoffs. The Badgers have become very used to playing in playoff games,...

Damage of Henderson professors using science labs for the creation of meth.

“Breaking Bad” professor Rowland behind bars

Dan Turner, Clark County Prosecuting AttorneyNovember 5, 2021

On November 5, 2021, Bradley Allen Rowland, 42, of Arkadelphia, Arkansas entered a plea of guilty to the offenses of manufacture of methamphetamine, use of drug paraphernalia to manufacture methamphetamine,...

Terry David Bateman was acquitted on all counts on day two of trial Wednesday, Oct. 27. Bradley Rowlands trial is slated for November.

Bateman acquitted on all counts, Rowland set for trial in November

Lance Brownfield, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle CEOctober 27, 2021

Terry David Bateman, a former Henderson professor, received a verdict of not guilty on all counts by a jury on Wednesday, Oct. 27. “I’m obviously disappointed with the verdict,” said Prosecuting...

The first day of trial for Terry David Bateman is through with several testimonies heard, such as his supposed accomplice, Bradley Rowland

“Nazi Meth:” First day of trial for Bateman

Lance Brownfield, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle CEOctober 26, 2021

The “Breaking Bad” case has finally gone to trial with today being the first day of proceedings for Terry David Bateman. Several witnesses spoke today, including his former colleague and supposed...

Three volunteers clean up HSUs greenhouse ahead of the opening of a community garden, which will be housed there. (From left to right) Davy McDonald, Alisa Lollar and Samantha Overcast.

Greenhouse for the Reddies

Lance Brownfield, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle CEOctober 20, 2021

The greenhouse between McBrien and Reynolds has looked a bit overgrown lately. But better days are right around the corner for the forsaken foliage. A partnership between Sodexo, Henderson's biology...

HSU Spanish Professor Margarita Peraza-Rugeley shows off a painting she just sold at the Arkadelphia Festival of the Arts.

Arts-adelphia: Arkadelphia Festival of the Arts

Kaela McKim, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle OnlineOctober 19, 2021

What better way to spend the sunny weekend than with local art, food trucks, live music, and astonishing rope dancing? Previously named the Caddo River Art Guild, 29 artists joined in the downtown area...

HSU freshman Kaitlyn Byrd created a food pantry box in Feaster Park as a part of her Girl Scout Gold Project before graduating out of the program.

A Feast in Feaster Park

Lance Brownfield, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle CEOctober 11, 2021

A new food pantry box has been built in Feaster Park to help those in need within the community of Arkadelphia. The creator of the pantry is undeclared HSU freshman Kaitlyn Byrd. Byrd, who is from Malvern,...

The Oracle partners with The Arkadelphian

The Oracle partners with The Arkadelphian

Lance Brownfield, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle CESeptember 28, 2021

If you’ve seen a black Prius around town with “The Arkadelphian” written on the side, it doesn’t belong to the city. It belongs to Joel Phelps, Editor-in-Chief of “The Arkadelphian.” “The...

Former Premier of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin believed that America would crumble without its patriotism, morality and spiritual life.


Lance Brownfield, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle CESeptember 2, 2021

“America is like a healthy body,” said Joseph Stalin, former Premier of the Soviet Union. “And its resistance is threefold: Its patriotism, its morality and its spiritual life. If we can undermine...

A bust of Donald W. Reynolds was adorned with a cloth mask on the first day of class in the Reynolds Sciene Center at Henderson.

Another pandemic: Who’s health matters?

Lance Brownfield, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle CEAugust 23, 2021

It was about 9:50 a.m. Monday morning, the first day of classes for the semester at Henderson. My first class was about to begin in Reynolds Science Center. As I entered the hallway to look for room 120,...

The Go-Devils looks to keep up the momentum coming off a conference win last season.

Go-Devils go hard into 2021 season

Aaron Weatherford, Sports EditorAugust 16, 2021

Since Kyle Jackson took the reins at Gurdon, his expectations have always been high for his Go-Devil program. Those expectations include: winning a conference title and winning a state championship. Last...

A helping hand cleaner

Lance Brownfield, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle CEAugust 9, 2021

Brenda Driggers, an administrative specialist at Henderson, is expecting a semi truck load full of bottled hand cleaner and she is planning to give it all away for free. The shipment of 68 thousand...

The first ever Taco Lot Fiesta by the Arkadelphia Area Aliance and Chamber of Commerce was a smashing success.

Talking a lot about the Taco Lot Festia

Blanton Matthews, Opinion ReporterAugust 9, 2021

A short stretch of Main Street was closed Friday, July 30 for the Arkadelphia Taco Lot Fiesta. The festivities were held in and around the parking lot by the mural on the Group Living building that used...

COVID-19 vaccine clinics are held every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Baptist Medical Center.

Where are the local COVID-19 vaccination clinics?

Tierra McCraneyAugust 9, 2021

Arkansas has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the United States, at a staggering 37% of the state being fully vaccinated as of August 2 (according to Becker’s Hospital Review). As of August 1,...

The Arkadelphia Fire Department recommends calling before starting a fire so they are aware of where to respond if needed.

It’s gettin’ hot in here

Phoebe DarleyAugust 2, 2021

Although Arkadelphia has received plenty of rain this summer, residents still need to take precautions for when the driest days of summer are upon us. Lack of rain in heavily vegetated areas can lead...

The Hot Spring County Highlighters after winning the Arkansas 17U Dixie League title.

Movie night for World Series opportunity

Aaron Weatherford, Sports EditorAugust 2, 2021

After winning the Dixie League state title three weekends ago, The Hot Spring County Highlighters, as they call themselves, qualified for the Dixie League World Series that is currently going on as we...

The Arkadelphia High School gym has been upgraded with new flooring, scoring table and painted bleachers.

AHS gym gets facelift

Blanton Matthews, Opinion ReporterAugust 2, 2021

The Arkadelphia High School gym has been undergoing renovations this month. The work began the week of July 14 with the floor being replaced, resurfaced and repainted. Rails along the bleachers have been...

Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Nikki Chandler stands with her husband and two children who are all heavily involved in the city of Arkadelphia.

Questions and answers about new Alliance VP

Blanton Matthews, Opinion ReporterJuly 26, 2021

Members of Oracle staff have been receiving emails from a member of the community with concerns about the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce hiring a new executive...

Loki logo

Loki makes mischievous entrance into MCU’s Phase Four

Sydney Bowman, HTV EditorJuly 26, 2021

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) seems to be holding nothing back with Phase Four of the popular franchise. Marvel fans have been treated with four distinct entries so far—and the year is only half...

Senior receiver Alex Loy highpoints and hauls in a great catch for a touchdown.

Arkadelphia football begins second half of summer athletics

Aaron Weatherford, Sports EditorJuly 26, 2021

The Badgers were back on the gridiron last Tuesday after a two week dead period that is designated by the Arkansas Activities Association. Arkadelphia three weeks prior had traveled up to Pulaski Academy...

Housing in Arkadelphia has stayed in high demand throughout the pandemic as more people move to the town from out of state to work remotely.

Why is housing so high in Arkadelphia?

Lance Brownfield, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle CEJuly 17, 2021

According to, Arkadelphia’s median home cost is 60% higher than nearby Malvern. College students may have to deal with expensive housing for a few years while they study here, but for...

The Fourth of July has been celebrated in the United States by people of all creeds and colors throughout the history of our great country.

Celebrating Independence as a nation

Juli ReaperJuly 16, 2021

Independence day, or the Fourth of July, is a national holiday that my family celebrates every year. We have cookouts, fireworks, and even pool parties. Some years, such as this year, fireworks are few,...

Bismarck Lions 2021 Football Schedule

Bismarck football looking to turn heads in 2021

Aaron Weatherford, Sports EditorJuly 14, 2021

For the past two decades, the Bismarck Lion football program has had some trouble getting traction. A five win season hasn’t been recorded since the late 90’s and Bismarck’s last outright conference...

“The Forever Purge” clumsily brings a famous horror franchise to a close

“The Forever Purge” clumsily brings a famous horror franchise to a close

Sydney Bowman, HTV EditorJuly 14, 2021

“The Purge” franchise will likely go down in history as one of the largest missed opportunities in the world of film. With each entry, the series consistently falls halfway between meaningless blockbuster...

The Hitmans Wifes Bodyguard came to theaters June 16 and has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 27%

Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard couldn’t defend against crtics

Jaylon McEwen, Sports ReporterJuly 5, 2021

Those who loved Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson's buddy action Comedy “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” are in for a treat as another installment has come to theaters. Both Jackson and Reynolds reprise...

Badger running back Jaishon Davis runs past El Dorado defenders.

Badger football competes against top teams in the state

Aaron Weatherford, Sports EditorJuly 5, 2021

Last Thursday, the Arkadelphia Badgers took a trip to west Little Rock for their second team camp of the summer. Longtime Class 5A power Pulaski Academy was the host of Thursday's camp, which also hosted...

Taco Lot Fiesta

Taco Lot Fiesta

Tierra McCraneyJune 28, 2021

The City of Arkadelphia and sponsor Southwest Auto Collection are hosting “Taco Lot Fiesta” on July 30 at 6:30 p.m. This community event will take place at the parking lot in front of The Arkadelphia...

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