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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Friday tribute planned for retiring WRHS CEO Gary Bebow

A tribute has been planned for the retiring chief executive officer of the White River Health System -- Gary L. Bebow. The event is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 14, at the White River Medical Center’s Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging Conference Center,...

Independence County Republican Party sets day and time to elect officers

The Independence County Republican Party says it will elect officers in its next meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Citizens Bank Annex Building, 285 E. College in Batesville, at 6:30 p.m. Offices to be filled include chairman, first vice-chairman, second...

Cave City man charged with striking pregnant girlfriend

A Cave City man has been charged with felony third-degree battery in Independence County Circuit Court. The charge stems from an incident on Dec. 4 in Independence County in which 34-year-old Jake Yehudi Porter is accused of striking his girlfriend, who is pregnant, in such...

Prowler caught in Newark home

An Independence County man was caught Dec. 3 inside a Newark residence by the occupant and held until a deputy arrived to take him to jail. Independence County Circuit Court records said the homeowner, Kenneth Eubanks, was asleep in his home when he was awakened by...

Local ACT cancellations due to inclement weather

Due to forecasted inclement weather, multiple ACT exams have been cancelled or postponed around the area. The below cancellations are to the Saturday, December 8th exam. Ozarka College-Melbourne Cave City High School Batesville High School Lyon College Concord Mountain View High School Registered examinees will receive official notification from ACT about...

Senator Missy Irvin to chair Senate committee

State Senator Missy Irvin of Mountain View has been elected to the chairmanship of the Senate Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee. Sen. Irvin’s selection was made during the 35-member Senate’s organizational meeting.  The members also formalized the rules for the 92nd General Assembly of...

Independence County Sheriff: It’s been a busy, productive year for local law enforcement

It's been a busy year for the Independence County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff Shawn Stephens told White River Now's Gary B. this morning that his department, along with the Batesville Police Department and the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force, filed 415 felony cases in 2017 --...

Old Independence Regional Museum’s event “Christmas Family Day” postponed

Old Independence Regional Museum has announced their event "Christmas Family Day" is postponed. The event is moved to next Saturday, December 15th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. due to the forecasted round of winter weather for area this weekend. "Our primary concern is the...

High-speed chase in Stone County leads to multiple felony charges in circuit court

A Stone County man and woman who fled from authorities have been charged with multiple felonies in Stone County Circuit Court. On Nov. 29, a deputy with the Stone County Sheriff's Office attempted to stop a dark-colored truck on a traffic violation on Highway...

Lyon College Athletics announces new sports club

Dr. W. Joesph King announced the addition of men's lacrosse and introduced the team's new head coach, Monty Curtis, at a press conference Thursday afternoon on the campus of Lyon College. A press release from the College states Lyon will request to join the Men's...

Independence County man accused of swindling couple out of their life savings

An Independence County man is accused in Independence County Circuit Court of soliciting more than $90,000 from an "incompetent" couple, according to court records. The court information says the victims, a married couple, had both been diagnosed with dementia, with the husband's diagnosis around April...

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