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Weekend of family fun planned during Springfest in Heber Springs

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Swing into spring at the 32nd annual Springfest in Heber Springs on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18. This free festival is packed with great family fun starting at noon on Friday and continuing all day Saturday. Springfest will have attractions, activities, and...

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...

LISTEN: Gary B. talks National Consumer Protection Week with AG Leslie Rutledge

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It's National Consumer Protection Week and Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge wants to spread the word about from fraud, identity theft, and scams. White River Now's Gary B. spoke with the Independence County native on this week's edition of The Official Word, heard every...

LISTEN: Gary B. visits with Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge about consumer scams

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Next week is National Consumer Protection Week, and it's a good time for a reminder about a few of the scams that are pulled every year in Arkansas. Gary B. visited with Arkansas Attorney General (and Batesville native) Leslie Rutledge about some of those scams...

Searcy named winner in Small Business Revolution, $500K renovation after weeks of voting

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Searcy has won a spot on the Hulu reality show Small Business Revolution – Main Street. After weeks of voting, the town has won a $500,000 revitalization of six small businesses and the downtown area. The renovations will be featured on the...

Body of Jonesboro man found in flood waters near Elgin

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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...

Soybeans take top spot as the most-harvested Arkansas Delta crop in 2018

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture says soybeans were the product most sown and harvested in the Delta region of state last year. Soybeans were planted on 3.24 million acres. The average soybean yield was 51 bushels per acre. Rice was second at 1.43 million...

Residents urged to evacuate after rains erode levee in Jackson County

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Heavy rainfall over the past few days prompted Jackson County authorities to issue a non-mandatory evacuation advisory for residents near a levee in a rural section of the county. The heavy rains have eroded the levee, but it has not failed. County Judge Jeff Phillips...

Gary B.: Notes on proposed legislation during the Arkansas General Assembly

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Things are beginning to pick up a little as the Arkansas General Assembly in Little Rock continues to work through proposed legislation. Here are a few notes: In a vote of 89-7, the House of Representatives voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 1182. If it...

Izard County Election Commissioners sworn in

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LOOKING FORWARD TO 2020 ELECTION -- Shelly Downing (left), Izard County Circuit/County Clerk, administers the oath of office to Izard County Election Commissioners Randall Lovelace (center) and Mickey Spangler (right) for the 2019-2020 term. Lovelace was voted chairman at the first commissioner’s meeting on...

Tuckerman man going wrong way on I-555 killed in head-on collision

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A Tuckerman man driving in the wrong direction on Interstate 555 was killed late last night in a head-on collision. The accident occurred near the city of Bay in Craighead County. In his preliminary report, Arkansas State Police Cpl. Anthony Maggitt said the victim, Justin Lee...