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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Man jailed after separate homicides in Cherokee Village

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A Cherokee Village man is behind bars after authorities say he confessed to two separate suspected homicides that occurred over the weekend in Cherokee Village and one attempted homicide that occurred in Highland. In a release from Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts, the Sharp County...

Batesville School District, Citizens Bank honor Eagle Mountain teacher

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Shannon Baker, a kindergarten teacher at Eagle Mountain Elementary School, has been named as the October recipient of the “Citizens Bank Above & Beyond Award” for the Batesville School District, the bank said in a Tuesday release. Citizens Bank and the Batesville Schools collaborated in...

Motorcyclist crashes on Ramsey Mountain after Tuesday morning pursuit

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A high-speed pursuit of a motorcyclist that started in Cave City on Tuesday morning ended with the suspect colliding with a vehicle atop Ramsey Mountain at The Triangle Cafe. According to a release from Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens, his office was notified of a...

‘Phantom Bark in the Park’ benefitting Humane Society coming next week

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Megan Trail, the shelter director with the Humane Society of Independence County (HSIC), recently visited with White River Now to discuss the upcoming 2020 "Phantom Bark in the Park," a virtual week of fundraising for the HSIC, Oct. 26 through Oct. 31. The online event...

UACCB’s Flanery named ‘Rising Star’ by national council

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Hannah Keller Flanery, the marketing and communication coordinator at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) in Batesville has been named a 2020 "Rising Star" by the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR). In the short time, she’s been on campus,...

Approximately 245 jobs to be created with new Ash Flat Emerson facility opening

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Emerson will open a new facility in Ash Flat, where it plans to invest $35 million and create approximately 245 new jobs within four years, according to a release from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. “We greatly appreciate the support of Gov. Hutchinson, the Arkansas...

Obituary: Bobby Dwane Harris

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Bobby Dwane Harris, 79 of Southside, died Sunday, October 18, 2020. He was born October 16, 1941 in Clarksville, Arkansas to Chester and Mamie (Pearson) Harris. On June 7, 1959 in Lilbourn, Missouri, he married Shirley Jordan. He was a member of the Southside...

Lyon sophomore Harmon contracts with Army National Guard

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Featured image: Lyon sophomore Blysse Harmon worked with Master Sgt. James Bacon (left) and Capt. Chance Hall (right) as part of Lyon's ROTC program. A Lyon sophomore is continuing a family legacy by contracting with the Army National Guard. She is the first Lyon student...

Man leads deputies on chase through Independence County Sunday

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A Ward, Ark., man was cited for two felony charges after leading authorities on a vehicle pursuit through parts of Independence County late Sunday afternoon. According to the incident report, Independence County Sheriff's Deputy Casey Martin was patrolling in the area of the Allen Chapel...

Mountain View Water Department issues boil water order

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The Mountain View Water Department has issued a precautionary boil water order due to a break in the main. Department Manager Keith Johnson said the areas affected start from 2.5 miles south of Main Street on South Bayou Drive to Highway 5 South. The order also...

Early voting underway in Arkansas

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The Batesville Community Center parking lot busy with heavier-than-usual traffic and plenty of parked vehicles were two signs on a rainy Monday morning in Batesville that early voting for the 2020 election was now underway. Early voting in Batesville will be at the Batesville Community...