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Monday, July 22, 2019

Two area state troopers honored during Arkansas State Police awards ceremony

Two Independence County state troopers were recognized with Lifesaving Awards at the Arkansas State Police awards ceremony on Wednesday. Trooper Christopher Barnett, of Batesville, assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop B, responded to a motor vehicle crash on Aug. 4, 2018, along U.S. Highway 67...

Reserve deputy training begins in June for the Stone County Sheriff’s Department

Stone County Chief Deputy Sheriff Zach Alexander said the department is seeking applicants for its Reserve Deputy Training Program. Training start Monday, June 10 and goes through August 6. Classes will be Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. each week. Applicants must...

Gary B. : “Did you gain or did you lose?” University of Arkansas releases population study data

A study by the University of Arkansas Research & Extension Service helps us to learn more about our state of Arkansas.  The study says over the last eight years there are four counties in the state that have grown substantially, in fact by double...

All contested, incumbent school board members defeated in Tuesday night’s election

First to Independence County where the Batesville At-Large position, Wesley Beal  defeated Marquita Danielle Brown 215-88. Adam Owens was the winner of Zone 6 in the Cedar Ridge School District, defeating  Anne Moore by a vote of 77-18 and in Zone 6 Charlie Skaggs defeated...

Gary B.: US Census Bureau numbers on average age in Arkansas

The US Census Bureau says the average age in Arkansas' 75 counties ranges from 32 to 52 years old. As one would expect, the older-aged counties are those, for the most part, with a number of retirees. Marion County has the oldest average age at 52.5...

Arkansas law enforcement officers prepped to send message: “Click it or Ticket”

As Arkansas families begin to make plans for summertime road trips and vacations, law enforcement officers are urging motorists to obey the law and buckle their seat belts. Beginning next week additional patrol assignments have been scheduled for law enforcement officers across Arkansas who are...

Cave City School Board faces a busy agenda on May 16

The Cave City School Board faces a busy agenda on Thursday, May 16.  There will be several appointments to head and execute many programs, some federally funded, as the board prepares the district for the next school year. The board will also review cost quotes...

LISTEN: “School’s Out” celebration coming up at Batesville Motor Speedway

Mooney Starr and Drew Milton pictured.  Drew Milton of Tooth Be Told Pediatric Dentistry and Mooney Starr of Batesville Motor Speedway stopped by White River Now and visited with Chad Whitaker about the upcoming "School's Out" celebration at Batesville Motor Speedway.

Lady Melbourne Bearkatz showcase great talent last week in 2A State Tournament

Photo submitted. The Lady Bearkatz were in Mountain Home last week for the 2A State Tournament. Their opening round opponents were the Lavaca Golden Arrows. The Lady Bearkatz offense was humming early, as they scored in each of the first six innings en route to a...

Lyon Alumnae voted “Woman of the Year” for fundraising efforts for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Arkansas

Photo submitted Jalesa Reed, a 2013 Lyon College graduate was voted the 2019 “Woman of the Year”  for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Arkansas. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the largest nonprofit health organization devoted to fighting blood cancer. Reed’s first financial goal was met...

LISTEN: Batesville Preservation Association to host “Tour of Homes”

Photo Credit: Batesville Preservation Association Facebook page The Batesville Preservation Association is featuring a "Tour of Homes" this Sunday in Batesville. Four homes in the downtown area will be featured Sunday, May 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Leslie Gitz with the Batesville Preservation Association stopped...