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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Highlights from Intimidator’s grand opening celebration

“This benefits the Batesville community… this is a community that is growing. You’re growing, you’re investing and it’s making a difference,” said Governor Asa Hutchinson Tuesday morning, May 21 while speaking to the crowd that gathered that the grand opening ceremony of the new...

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...

LISTEN: Shelly Hendrix and Ashley Engles talk tonight’s Chamber Business After Hours at Citizens Bank’s new HQ

Shelly Hendrix from the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Ashley Engles from Citizens Bank dropped by the White River Now studios to talk about tonight's Business After Hours reception at the new Citizens Bank headquarters. The chamber is inviting all community members to help...

Main Street Batesville receives 2019 National Main Street accreditation

Main Street Batesville has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs...

Batesville Area Chamber holds ribbon cuttings for Coca-Cola mural, Holy Cow Burger Company

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated two ribbon cuttings in downtown. On May 9, members of the community gathered to celebrate the restoration of the historic Coca-Cola mural located at the intersection of Main Street and Central Avenue. The century-old mural was restored...

Lyon senior to start his own business after graduation

Two years ago, Zachary Stewart (pictured) was a nursing student at a state university with a need for stout coffee. Now graduating from Lyon College with his B.S. in business administration, he’s opening his own coffee shop in Batesville, Nova Joe’s. Before transferring to Lyon...

NACEP awards UACCB concurrent program reaccreditation for demonstrating high quality, rigorous standards

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s (UACCB) concurrent enrollment program received reaccreditation from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) Accreditation Commission. UACCB is one of 112 accredited programs in the country across 22 states. As the nation’s only accrediting body for...

Batesville alcohol taxes collected in 2018 comparable to 2017

The alcohol tax in the city of Batesville brought in $59,524 in 2018. The total collected was comparable to the collection in 2017 of $60,702. (Click here for 2017 numbers.) The largest tax collector was Josie’s Steakhouse, now known as the Best Dam Steakhouse, with a...

James named to M & P Community Bancshares board

M & P Community Bancshares, holding company for Merchants and Planters Bank and M & P Insurance and Investment Services, announced today the addition of Jennifer James to their bank and holding company’s board of directors. James is a fourth-generation rice, soybean, and corn farmer in...

LISTEN: Gary B. talks Honda with Independence County Off Road’s Kyle Garner

Kyle Garner with Independence County Off Road Performance Outdoors recently dropped by the White River Now studios to discuss their wide line of products, including their newest franchise: Honda. Take a listen to the conversation below, and also don't forget to join the White River...

Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce announces annual Business Expo

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will hold its annual Business Expo presented by FNBC on Wednesday, June 5. The event will be held in the gymnasium at the Batesville Community Center. The theme for the 2019 Business Expo is “Famous Sitcoms Edition.”...