Sheriff urges businesses to report any counterfeit bills encountered

If your business has recently taken in a counterfeit $20 bill, Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens wants to know.  Stephens said two businesses in Newark, Town & Country and EZ Mart, have recently encountered at least six bogus bills. The sheriff said he appreciates any...

Historic Main Street Batesville building transformed into a modern, luxury hotel

Photo from The Royal on Main Facebook page A historic commercial building that was built in 1897 has been transformed into a luxury modern hotel in downtown Batesville. The Royal on Main is located on Main Street and has eight modern, luxury suites. Each suite includes a mixture...

Phone call scam circulating, caller fraudulently claims to be “Amazon”

A phone call scam is going around according to the  Independence County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff Shawn Stephens says county residents are getting phone calls stating the person is from the online company Amazon, and that money has been deposited into the person’s bank account by mistake. The caller...

Regional overhead door companies merge

Jonesboro Overhead Door and Tri County Garage Door recently merged under a single ownership, combining two of the top overhead and garage door companies in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri.  “As a family-owned business, we keep the families of our customers and the families of...

Batesville Area Chamber holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for Main Street Nutrition

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Main Street Nutrition on Monday at their 159 W. Main Street location in Batesville. Main Street Nutrition retails Herbalife Nutrition, which is a plant-based nutrition supplement to help support a healthy lifestyle. Owned...

Batesville School District to conduct sealed bid sale of several vehicles

The Batesville School District will be conducting a sealed bid sale of several vehicles on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 12 p.m. All of the vehicles will be sold as they are auctioned and will have a reserve minimum bid representative of the salvage scrap value. The...

WRMC’s Hays selected as president of state association

The pharmacy clinical coordinator and residency program director for White River Medical Center (WRMC) has been named president of a state association. WRMC's Erin Beth Hays (pictured) was recently selected to serve as 2019-2020 president for the Arkansas Association of Health-System Pharmacists (AAHP). The AAHP...

Gary B.: One banking measure shows area banks performing well

By Gary Bridgman News Director White River Now I was recently browsing through the latest issue of Arkansas Business when I came upon a report on Arkansas banks and their return on equity. I noticed that the report was on 93 banks that serve Arkansas and Arkansas-chartered...

Charity Golf Tournament raises green for Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches

IMAGE: First Community Bank’s chairman & CEO, Dale Cole (center, in tie), and president & COO, Boris Dover (left of Cole) present Matthew Cleveland (far left), Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches chief development officer and Nancy Fulton (far right, chief executive officer of the Ranch...

WRMC receives Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving achievement award

White River Medical Center (WRMC) has received the Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. In 2018, WRMC received the American Heart...

Batesville Area Chamber holds ribbon-cutting for Blue Moon Coffee

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Blue Moon Coffee today. Blue Moon Coffee is a drive-thru coffee shop which serves hot and cold fresh brewed Onyx Coffee daily, as well as smoothies, teas, and treats for children. Blue Moon Coffee is...