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 &...

‘Arkansas 200’ list recognizes two from Batesville

Two Batesville community leaders have been selected among the top 200 influential people in the state, according to the inaugural “Arkansas 200” list compiled by Arkansas Business. Crystal Johnson, president and CEO of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, was recognized among Economic Development leaders. ...

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 School District to present strategic plan at upcoming town hall meets

Talk in Batesville, the last few days, has mostly centered on a new strategic plan developed under new Batesville School District superintendent Dr. Michael Hester. Among the goals of the plan is to provide additional revenue for teachers and other school employees in...

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. ...

Citizens Bank promotes two to strengthen Call Center

Citizens Bank recently promoted Rhonda McKay and Amanda Crider to manage and enhance the operations of the bank’s Call Center in Batesville. McKay has been named Vice President - Call Center Manager.  Crider has been promoted to Assistant Vice President - Call Center Coordinator.  “Rhonda...

First Community Bank to open a branch in downtown Batesville

First Community Bank will be adding a banking center in downtown Batesville pending regulatory approval according to an announcement from Dale Cole, the bank’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We are extremely eager to offer another service center in historic downtown Batesville,” Cole said. “We...

Ozarka College hires new aviation instructor

Ozarka College now has a new aviation instructor. Tim Ambrose, a recent graduate of Hesston College in Hesston, Kan., where he earned an Associate of Applied Science -- Professional Pilot. Ambrose also received his commercial pilot’s license with an instrument rating and became a certificated...

Merchants and Planters donate to Main Street Batesville

Thanks to $16,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to Main Street Batesville from Merchants and Planters Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas), efforts to revitalize the Batesville downtown area will be expanded. The funds will be used for...

Brock joins Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center

Robin Brock of Batesville has joined the Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center as a sales associate, according to Lackey Moody, owner and principal broker of the firm. Brock comes to the Crye-Leike team with 35 years of banking experience that includes sales of real...

First Community Bank Lending Center opens in Little Rock

First Community Bank has opened a lending center at 4900 Kavanah Boulevard in Little Rock according to Dale Cole, Chairman and chief executive officer of the organization. “We purchased the building at the corner of Kavanaugh and Cantrell which was previously an Allied Bank...