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...

New Southside restaurant celebrates opening with Chamber ribbon cutting

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Oscar’s Smokehouse & Grill, Thursday, Nov, 30. Oscar’s Smokehouse & Grill is located 39 Jones Dr. in Southside. Jones Drive is directly past the Southside Harps Foods location on Batesville Boulevard. Oscar’s Smokehouse &...

UACCB breaks ground on new workforce training center

Despite the chilly, windy weather, a crowd of community business leaders and campus faculty and staff gathered on the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville  (UACCB) campus to break ground on the new workforce training center Jan. 17 on the northeast corner of...

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers coming to Batesville

Wichita, Kan.-based Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has announced a franchise agreement for three new area locations, including one in Batesville. The chain announced in a press release today that in addition to the Batesville location, local entrepreneur Kevin Morrow will also open new...

Casey’s General Store coming to Batesville

  Video captured Tuesday, November 21 by WhiteRiverNow.com A portion of Harrison Street in Batesville will begin looking a little different within the next few months. Construction has started on the area’s first Casey’s General Store at 1779 Harrison St., directly across from White River Medical Center. ...

Winters appointed CFO at White River Health System

Gary Paxson, White River Health System (WRHS) Successor CEO, has announced the appointment of Gene Winters to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO), according to release from WRHS. With more than 30 years of senior-level healthcare experience, Winters has served as the CFO of...

Norfork Brewing Co. opening June 23

A new brewery is coming to the region. Based out of the renovated former Norfork Post Office and Grocery, the Norfork Brewing Company will have its grand opening celebration Saturday, June 23. Musical guests will perform through the day with the band Rio performing...

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...

Intimidator, Inc. announces new manufacturing facility in Batesville

The Intimidator Group announced today the construction of a new 200,000 square foot manufacturing facility at its new manufacturing campus at 1525 White Dr. in Batesville. The manufacturing building announced at a groundbreaking ceremony will be the first of three planned expansions at the 38-acre...

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opens Batesville location today

Fast-casual restaurant concept, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, opens today at 1190 S. St. Louis St. A ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Freddy's is known for its lean, ground beef steakburgers, "Vienna Beef" hot dogs, crispy shoestring fries, as well as frozen custard treats...

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...