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Independence County Fair canceled for 2020

The board of the Independence County Fair unanimously voted last night to not have a 2020 Independence County Fair due to COVID-19 concerns and guidelines. Linda Baxter, the president of the board, told White River Now's Gary Bridgman this morning that after consulting with the...

Oaks 7 VIP Cinema reopens; ‘E.T.’ shows tonight as Classic Film Series resumes

Batesville's Oaks 7 VIP Cinema, 2250 Harrison St., has reopened after a few weeks of closure during the statewide COVID-19 shutdown. Currently showing at the Oaks 7 VIP Cinema this week: "I Still Believe," "Bad Boys for Life," "Spider-Man: Far from Home," "Trolls World Tour,"...

Jamey Simpson talks to White River Now about her new children’s book

"Have You Ever Seen a Noopadoop?" That's the question local author and illustrator Jamey Simpson has for readers of her new children's book of the same name. Simpson, the wife of Southside Head Football Coach Kenny Simpson, recently visited the White River Now family of radio...

Independence County still providing services through pandemic

The chairman of the Independence County Library, Bill Walmsley, issued a statement today reminding everyone the library is still offering services at this time. "On behalf of our board, Director Vanessa Adams, and our staff, I would like to inform the people of Independence County...

LISTEN: Foothills Cowboy Church to hold timed rodeo championship events this Sunday

Calle Jane Clark (pictured) of the Foothills Cowboy Church stopped by the White River Now studios to chat about the church's upcoming timed rodeo championship events slated for this Sunday. Get up-to-date local and regional news along with the latest sports and weather every weekday...

Lyon College Gospel Choir Spring Concert scheduled for Sunday, March 15

It's time for the Lyon College Gospel Choir Spring Concert. The free event will be held Sunday, March 15, at Sloan Auditorium in the Brown Chapel Fine Arts Building on the college's campus. Special guest performances will include The Anointed Ones, L.O.V.E. Gospel Choir...

Fifth annual Carius Concert coming to Melba

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On Saturday, March 21, 2020, the Carius Concert Series will present “Collage," a benefit concert for Main Street Batesville. “Collage” will feature the vocal talents of Cindy Carius, Penny Wolfe, and Sarah Jo Sample along with instrumentalists Danny Dozier, Mike Foster, Irl Hess, and Ken...

Paul Harris and the Cleverlys coming to Ozarka College for concert benefitting Earnie Blackley Memorial Scholarship

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Townsend Spice & Supply, Steaks for Sheep Dogs, along with the Ozarka College Foundation, will present Paul Harris and the Cleverlys at the Ozarka College Melbourne campus on Friday, April 10. The concert will be held in the John E. Miller Education Complex Auditorium and...

First Community Bank to sponsor Arkansas Flower and Garden Show at state fairgrounds

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First Community Bank will be the presenting sponsor at the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show to be held on Feb. 28, 29, and March 1 at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds, featuring gardening expert P. Allen Smith, the bank said in a release. The release said...

‘Excellent’ BHS Theatre students attend Arkansas Thespian Festival 

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Featured image (pictured, from left): Cody Holland, Kenly Long, Rebecca Skinner, Anni Bullard Four Batesville High School Theatre students and members of Thespian Troupe #6564 attended the Arkansas Thespian Festival at Arkansas State University, Feb. 13 through Feb. 15. Three students received Excellent Ratings for their...

“The Godfather” kicks off Oaks 7 VIP Cinema/White River Now Classic Film Series Feb. 11

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Before "The Sopranos," "GoodFellas," the 1983 version of "Scarface," "Casino," and the recent Oscar nominee, "The Irishman," there was the granddaddy of all American gangster dramas: 1972's Best Picture winner, "The Godfather." "The Godfather" will be shown Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. at the...