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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

State Agriculture Department honors Stone County family farm for over 100 years of operation

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Featured image: The Foll family with State Sen. Missy Irvin (far right). A Stone County family was recently honored by the Arkansas Century Farm Program and the Arkansas Agriculture Department.   The Stanton and Cheryl Foll family farm was recognized as being a family farm...

Walmart moves guns, ammunition in some stores to secure area

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it has removed ammunition and firearms from displays at some of its stores. The move comes in the wake of the killing of George Floyd that has set off sometimes violent demonstrations against police brutality and injustice against African...

American Spiritual Ensemble to perform in Jonesboro

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JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center will present the American Spiritual Ensemble in the Riceland Distinguished Performance Series Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 7:30 p.m. The American Spiritual Ensemble is a critically-acclaimed professional group composed of some of the finest singers in the classical music...

Mountains, Music, and Motorcycles annual event marks 15 years

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Riding enthusiasts agree: some of the best motorcycling in America is in the Ozarks.  Built on that simple premise, a festival organized fifteen years ago with no budget and heavily dependent on volunteers. The first event drew about 350 motorcyclists. Now, thousands of bikers...

Arkansas State Police issue Missing/Endangered Child Advisory

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UPDATE: The advisory has been canceled by the Arkansas State Police, and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is reporting she has been found safe. *** Kylie Dickerson (pictured above), 13, of Sherwood has been reported missing by a family member, according to a release tonight from the Arkansas...

Gary B.: Highway 14 closure has ArDOT working hard to re-open ASAP

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Personnel with the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) are working hard to re-open Highway 14 from Locust Grove toward Mountain View. A stretch of the highway that lies close to the White River has had a history of experiencing a “slide” and causing a big...

Sheriff: Teen fatally shoots friend while playing with gun

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MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a 14-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her friend while playing a game of hide-and-seek. The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting happened Friday at a home near Lake Norfork in northern Arkansas. According to a...

Mejia named inaugural “One for All” winner

Pictured left to right; Chad Whiteaker of White River Now, Megan Mejia and Chris Milum of First Community Bank Earlier this year, First Community Bank and White River Now decided to spotlight some of those individuals in our area who make our communities better places...

WATCH: June 2019 “One for All” winner: Samera Orrantia

Pictured "One for All" recipient, Samera Orrantia and First Community Bank's, Josh Tate First Community Bank and White River Now are proud to honor our area’s unsung heroes for the differences they make in our community.  Each month, a nominee will be selected from all...

Locals recently appointed by Governor

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Here is a list Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s recent appointments from the area. Lindsey Johnson of Mount Pleasant was appointed to the Izard County Quorum Court as Justice of the Peace for District 7. Lindsey’s appointment expires Dec. 31, 2020. He replaces Blake Johnson. Keith Harmon of...

Jacksonport State Park hosts Visitor Center dedication ceremony

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Jacksonport was established in 1839 by steamboat pilot Thomas Tunstall. Jacksonport is located at the junction of the Black and White Rivers. The town flourished and grew into a busy port and became the county seat in the 1800s. However, the town began to decline...