UACCB helps make certified nursing assistant training more accessible

By Hannah Keller Flanery UACCB Communications and Marketing Coordinator Two departments at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) have teamed up with the North Central Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to make certified nursing assistant (CNA) training more accessible to those wanting...

WRHS family wins big at statewide hospital association annual meet

White River Health System (WRHS) administrators, volunteers, and staff recently received awards at the Arkansas Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Meeting in Little Rock, according to a press release. Dianne Lamberth, WRHS board member, received the AHA’s Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes the service of...

Renovations on Batesville’s Main Street to keep workers busy for next few weeks

Downtown Batesville will be busy for the next few weeks, according to Bob Carius with the Main Street Batesville board. First Community Bank is scheduled to begin renovation today of the Platter Inn building for their Main Street branch bank. The renovation will take several...

WATCH: Gary B. visits with Gov. Hutchinson at the White River Now studios

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Batesville Area Chamber announces annual meeting and gala

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s (BACC) annual meeting and gala will be held on Friday, Jan. 25 at the Batesville Community Center, 1420 20th St. The “Friday Night Fever” 70s-themed event is expected to attract in excess of 350 guests and celebrate community work...

Parish joins M&P Insurance and Investment Services

Jeri Parish has joined M&P Insurance and Investment Services as a licensed personal lines agent for automobile and property insurance. Parish holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Arkansas State University and has been in the insurance industry for three years. “We are...

DEM-GAZ: Excel Boat Company expanding Mountain View plant

A day after the company reported a $9 million investment in a new plant in rural Tennessee, Mountain View-based Excel Boat Company is now expanding its Mountain View plant, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. (Read the Dem-Gaz article here.) Dave Reynolds, national sales manager for...

U.S. Department of Labor recovers back wages for Searcy hotel employees

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, the operator of the M Star Hotel in Searcy, Ark., Jai Mata LLC, has paid $53,055 in back wages. The wages were to 11 employees to resolve violations of the Fair...

WRHS Welcomes New Controller

Gary L. Bebow, Administrator/CEO of White River Health System, is pleased to welcome Susan Rikoff, Controller in the Accounting Department at White River Health System (WRHS).  As the controller, Sue manages all aspects of the monthly financial reporting.  This process includes journal entries, account analysis,...

Batesville company awarded bids to resurface sections of state highways

A Batesville company has just received the bids on two of four resurfacing projects in White County. Atlas Asphalt, Inc. of Batesville was awarded a contract to resurface over seven miles of U.S. Highway 167 between Velvet Ridge north of State Highway 87. The Arkansas...

Batesville City Council meets to discuss parking standards after hearing concerns from local businesses

In a special meeting Monday, the Batesville City Council approved an ordinance amending the Batesville Zoning Code regarding parking standards. The Batesville Planning Commission held a public hearing March 5 after it became aware of concerns by local businesses that the standard parking requirements...