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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Citizens Bank announces date for move to new HQ

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Final preparations are underway for the opening of the new Citizens Bank headquarters and financial center at 655 St. Louis St. in Batesville. At the close of business on Friday, Jan. 18, the bank’s branch at 480 St. Louis St. will relocate its existing services...

Local businesses, Southside students participate in Project Future Story Celebration

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Featured image: White River Now's Randy Alan conducts a mock interview with Braden Jones, a senior at Southside High School, during a recent event at the school. On Thursday, Dec. 12, over 50 local businesses and industry partners provided interview opportunities for our JAG (Jobs...

WRHS CEO to retire Dec. 31, successor named

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White River Health System’s (WRHS) board of directors and CEO Gary Bebow have announced Bebow's retirement, effective Dec. 31, 2018, according to a press release. Bebow has served as the system’s CEO since January 1991, completing almost 28 years of leadership. Gary Bebow with WRHS...

Provost speaks to Batesville Rotary about Lyon College’s plan for growth

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Dr. Melissa P. Taverner, provost at Lyon College, spoke to the Batesville Rotary Club Monday and said the college is looking to build the college student population to around 1,100 students during its four-year strategic plan. This is the first year of that plan. Taverner...

Batesville Rotary learns more about UAMS residency program

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The Batesville Rotary Club this week heard from Dr. Jordan Weaver with the UAMS (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences)/ WRMC (White River Medical Center) residency programs in Batesville.   Dr. Weaver said one of the two programs -- the Family Medicine program starts in...

First Community Bank Lending Center opens in Little Rock

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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...

Citizens Bank employees support area children through ‘Blue Jeans,’ ‘Ready Bag’ donations

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The Independence County office of the Department of Human Services (DHS) recently received a boost from Citizens Bank employees through the bank’s “Blue Jeans Donation” fund and through its contribution of needed items for the DHS Children’s’ Ready Bag program. DHS received a $500 check...

Harps Food Store of Southside donates to local non-profits

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  Thanks to a program called "Christmas for Communities", Harps Food Stores of Southside, AR presented United Way of North Central AR with a $500 check. They also gave five $500 gift cards to Family Violence Prevention, Inc, totaling $2,500. Harps Food Stores in total has...

Region 8 News: Mall at Turtle Creek losing Express; third store at the mall to close in two months

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The Mall at Turtle Creek in Jonesboro is losing another tenant. After the closing of two other stores at the mall within the past few months, Region 8 News is now reporting the Express location at Turtle Creek will close at the end of...

Area unemployment down to 3.8%, but jobs still available

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The director of the Arkansas Work Force Center in Batesville, Ben Magness, says the area unemployment rate is down to 3.8%, but jobs are still available. Magness told White River Now's Gary B. this morning that the state unemployment rate is at 3.7%, a far...

Plans for new brick oven pizzeria underway with First Community Bank’s Downtown Batesville Revitalization Program

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First Community Bank says it is continuing to invest in Batesville’s downtown district in 2020. In a media release, the bank says Dr. Doug and Laurie Gottschalk plan to open Stella’s Brick Oven Pizzeria and Bistro at 250 E. Main. The project is being financed...