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Monday, January 20, 2020

Fulton County Fair coming up July 23 – 28

The Fulton County Fair in Salem, Ark will be held July 23 - 28. The fair will bring back Johnson Brothers Amusements out of El Dorado Arkansas for the 3rd year with several new rides.  Advance armband tickets for the carnival rides are now on...

WATCH: Pam and Linda from the Independence County Fair Board discuss the upcoming 2018 fair

The Independence County Fair is just around the corner. It's happening next week. Pam and Linda, fair board members, give White River Now's Gary B. and Ken Loggains from the Wake Up! Rave Up! an update on the schedule and other items during a...

Citizens Bank Impact Grants Helping Improve More Downtown Buildings

Two additional structures in Historic Downtown Batesville are getting facelifts from building owner Dr. Kristi Ketz, with assistance from the Citizens Bank Impact Grants program. Dr. Ketz recently received two grants totaling $9,750 to repair and restore the facades of downtown buildings that currently house...

Citizens Bank hosts ‘Celebrate America’ in Riverside Park on the Fourth of July

"Celebrate America,” the annual Fourth of July celebration of our nation’s founding, will be hosted by Citizens Bank for the 21st consecutive year on Wednesday, July 4, at Riverside Park in Batesville. A full afternoon and evening of fun, food and music are scheduled along...

WATCH: White River Now visits with Nashville songwriter and Batesville native Matt Dame about his career

White River Now's Chad Whiteaker recently had the opportunity to visit over the phone with Batesville native Matt Dame about his music career in Nashville and his new single, "Last Man Standing." Watch and listen below.  [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGaFOr0pWms]

Gary B. takes a look at the 2018 Independence County Fair; Restless Heart, Statler Bros.’ Jimmy Fortune to perform

The 2018 Independence County Fair will be a six-day event in mid- July, running July 16 through July 21. This year's fair will feature eight pageants including Junior Miss and Miss Independence County. And what’s a fair without all the animals on display:  poultry, rabbits, livestock,...

Congrats to Miss Historic Batesville for being selected Miss Arkansas 2018

Miss Historic Batesville was selected Saturday night in Little Rock as Miss Arkansas 2018.  22-year-old Claudia Raffo (above) is a 2017 graduate of Arkansas State University at Jonesboro, her hometown. She is a student at the UAMS School of Pharmacy. Miss Raffo’s platform was: ...

T Tauri Movie Camp introducing two new workshop offerings

The T Tauri Movie Camp takes its name from the astronomer's term for a new star. For 14 years, the annual summer program has provided the instruction, encouragement, and collaborative learning environment needed to launch young video artists into the exciting world of video...

Jonathan Abbott, guest speaker at Rotary Club meeting

The group received an update from Jonathan Abbott about the City of Batesville’s White River Winter Wonderland.  After thanking the club for its work with the City on other projects, Abbott summarized last year's light display.  More than 42,000 vehicles drove through the light...

Grammy-winning Kirk Franklin coming to Lyon to host and teach at Gospel Choir Conference

An esteemed gospel performer is coming to Lyon College to host and teach at the college's Gospel Choir Conference Lyon College will host its annual Gospel Choir Conference on Friday, June 8. The conference will feature small study sessions where attendees can learn from college...

‘Wizard of Oz’ to be presented

In a fundraising event for the North Arkansas Dance Theatre (NADT), a non-profit performing troupe, the NADT Dance Academy will be presenting The Wizard of Oz. The performances will be Friday, May 25, at 7 p.m. at Ozarka College in Melbourne and Friday, June...