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Friday, August 14, 2020

Casey’s General Store coming to Batesville

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  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. ...

End of June brings more closings of Fred’s Discount Stores in Arkansas

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In April, Fred’s Discount Stores said the company would be closing some 159 stores nationwide by the end of May due to declining sales and timing of lease expirations. Information from Fred’s headquarters said an additional 105 “underperforming” locations would close or be liquidated by...

Local attorney appointed by Governor to sit on state Supreme Court for case

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Michelle C. Huff of Blair & Stroud in Batesville was recently appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to sit as a special associate justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court. Huff will participate in Richard R. Conte v. the State of Arkansas, Case No. CR-17-260, which is...

Regional overhead door companies merge

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Jonesboro Overhead Door and Tri County Garage Door recently merged under a single ownership, combining two of the top overhead and garage door companies in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri.  “As a family-owned business, we keep the families of our customers and the families of...

Bobcat Company introduces new authorized dealer in Batesville/Southside

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Bobcat Company has expanded its dealer network with the addition of Bobcat of Independence County as an authorized new and used sales, service and parts provider of Bobcat equipment, according to a press release. The dealership is located at 1525 Batesville Blvd., Batesville, Arkansas. For...

DEM-GAZ: Excel Boat Company expanding Mountain View plant

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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...

Crye-Leike’s “Twas the Lights Before Christmas” underway

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Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center’s third annual “Twas the Lights Before Christmas” contest is currently underway. This year, it’s a Christmas photo contest. Contestants should use their imagination to stand out from the crowd. It could be a photo of anything Christmas-related from the Elf...

Mississippi partnership wins license to construct, operate Arkansas River Valley casino

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Mississippi-based Gulfside Casino Partnership has won the Arkansas Racing Commission’s license to construct and operate a casino in Pope County. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the seven-member commission selected Gulfside on Thursday. The panel spent about three hours hearing presentations...

First Community Bank to break ground on three-story expansion in Batesville; announces Harrison and Conway openings

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Thanks to growth over the years, First Community Bank's main branch in Batesville is now expanding in a big way. The financial institution has announced the groundbreaking and addition of their operations center at 1401 Harrison St., next to First Community's main bank building (pictured). A...

First Community Bank’s ‘Keep on Restoring’ campaign helping during crisis

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First Community Bank of Batesville's "Keep on Restoring" campaign has been working to assist area organizations during the coronavirus crisis. First Community Bank’s Kenny Gerhardt (pictured above, left), senior vice president of teller operations and treasurer of the Old Independence Regional Museum, presented a donation...

Pollack joins The Women’s Clinic

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Gary Bebow, CEO of White River Health System (WRHS) recently welcomed Stacy Pollack, MD, obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN), to the medical staff at White River Medical Center. Dr. Pollack is providing care to patients at The Women’s Clinic. Dr. Pollack is responsible for providing comprehensive women’s health...