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Monday, January 27, 2020

Local healthcare leaders recognized

Featured image (pictured, left to right): Toi McMullin, director of volunteer and service programs; Kevin Spears, VP and chief operating officer at Stone County Medical Center (SCMC); and Teresa Linden, SCMC Auxiliary president, stand together for a photo after Spears was presented with the...

White River Medical Center named a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

White River Medical Center (WRMC) has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, according to a press release. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence,...

BACC holds ribbon cuttings

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Storyteller Images, Thursday, Sept. 19, by the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC). Photographer Shelby Simpson owns the business and has over six years of experience in her field. Simpson strives to make her professional photos affordable and...

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,...

New executive director hired for Main Street Batesville

Main Street Batesville (MSB) has selected Mandi Curtwright as its new executive director. Curtwright will replace the last executive director of MSB, Shannon Haney, who was recently promoted in the Arkansas National Guard. Haney will continue to have an active role in the program...

General manager named at Batesville’s new Hampton Inn by Hilton; opening planned for next month

April Strain Polston has been named as the new general manager of Batesville's new Hampton Inn by Hilton. Located at 2570 Harrison St., the 80-room hotel will be opening in early September 2019. The hotel is owned and managed by LL&A LLC. Polston (pictured) will...

Lyon College thanks this year’s Arkansas Scottish Festival sponsors

This past weekend, Lyon College celebrated its 40th year the Arkansas Scottish Festival. On behalf of Lyon and the festival, we would like to give a special thanks to the festival’s sponsors. Thanks to their generosity, thousands are able to visit the Batesville community...

Oscar Mayer “Wienermobile” rolls into town

The famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was in town yesterday and parked in front of the Batesville Walmart. "Hotdoggers", wienermobile attendants, greeted fans and distributed collectible Wiener Whistles. Side note: a "hotdogger" uses an average of 75 puns per day.

Batesville Area Chamber to host record number of vendors at Wednesday’s Business Expo –‘Famous Sitcoms Edition’

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will hold its annual Business Expo presented by FNBC this Wednesday. The event will be held in the gymnasium at the Batesville Community Center, 1420 20th St., and is free to the public. “We are hosting a record...

Miller honored during statewide Farm Bureau meet

Kirk Miller (pictured) of Independence County Farm Bureau was recently recognized for total performance during 2018 at the Farm Bureau Statewide Agents and Agency Managers meeting in Little Rock. Miller received The FB Bank-Millionaire's Club, FB Bank-Banker's Dozen, Grand Slam, Grand Slam Plus, Master Producer, Million Dollar Ring-Diamond Winners,...

Batesville’s First Community opens second Cabot location

First Community Bank’s second Cabot location located at Hwy. 89 & 11 Prospect Court is now open for business. The 4,636 sq. ft. building is the 21st location in the bank’s branch network. “We are excited to give Cabot another convenient community banking location,”...