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Monday, July 22, 2019

Teen missing from Cleburne County

Arkansas Matters.com reports a 13-year-old from Cleburne County is missing. Click here for the details.

Tourism Appreciation Banquet set for April 25 at Jacksonport Visitors Center

The Ozark Gateway Leo Rainey Tourism Appreciation Banquet has been set for Thursday, April 25 at the Jacksonport Visitor’s Center (pictured), located just outside of Newport. Cathy Drew, executive director for Ozark Gateway, said the new facility has limited seating so those who wish to...

Longtime ice cream scion Yarnell passes

Albert Rogers Yarnell, 94, whose father founded one of the region's leading ice cream manufacturers, has passed away. Yarnell worked with his family's ice cream brand, Yarnell's Ice Cream, for over 75 years. Read his full obituary by clicking here. Get up-to-date local and regional news...

Body of Jonesboro man found in flood waters near Elgin

Authorities found the body of an elderly man in the flood waters of the Black River over the weekend. The man, Loyd Cockrell, 76, had been traveling to Batesville on State Highway 37 Friday to make a delivery. Cockrell's last reported location was near Elgin, according to...

Trial date set for teen charged in Newport officer’s death

The trial date has been set for the teenager charged in Newport Police Lt. Patrick Weatherford's June 2017 death. Circuit Judge Harold Erwin has scheduled the trial to begin Aug. 6 for the teenager who is now 18 and charged with capital murder of the...

Independence County Library among Top 10 libraries in the state

A new ranking of libraries in the state of Arkansas is out, and the new Independence County Library is in the top 10. Independence County Judge Robert Griffin noted in an e-mail the “very good recognition.”  He said if anyone had doubts about the remodeling...

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...

6th Annual Wayburn Watson Memorial Calf Roping held

The 6th Annual Wayburn Watson Memorial Calf Roping was held on May 19 at the Izard County Fairgrounds in Melbourne. This event serves as a fundraiser for the Wayburn Watson Memorial Scholarship that has already awarded $6,500 in scholarships and made a positive impact on...

Cops bust Baxter County man named Shelby Mustang Gt 500 Miller

The Smoking Gun highlights the Feb. 2 arrest of a Mountain Home man named Shelby Mustang Gt 500 Miller, age 29. Police say Miller was arrested for driving without a license and two separate vehicular charges. He was booked into the Baxter County Jail on...

Flood Warning in effect until 2 p.m.; some highways closed

UPDATE: The National Weather Service has extended the Areal Flood Warning for the area until 5 p.m. Click here for all the info. Flood waters have forced the closing of a few highways in the area, including Hwy. 37, from Cord to Elgin (pictured below). Picture...

Gary B.: Gas prices hit over $3 a gallon in parts of state

Gasoline prices continue to rise from $2.11 a gallon in late November of last year to a national average of $2.99 today. In Arkansas, the price for a gallon of regular unleaded ranges from $2.27 a gallon at McGehee to $3.09 a gallon at...