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Batesville businesses hosting ‘Give Back Nights’

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White River Health System (WRHS) is sending many thanks to our communities for their involvement during Paint the Town Pink (PTTP), and in a media release, WRHS says one way that local businesses are helping raise funds is through "Give Back Nights."   Both Freddy’s Frozen...

Batesville man killed in overnight vehicle accident on Newport Road

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A Batesville man died early Thursday morning in a one-vehicle accident on Newport Road in Independence County. The Arkansas State Police report a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Colten Charles Henry Vickers, 23, was traveling westbound on Newport Road when the vehicle failed to maintain...

Stone County’s Irvin latest lawmaker to test positive for coronavirus

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two more Arkansas lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus. State Sen. Missy Irvin of Mountain View announced on her Twitter page Wednesday that she had tested positive and was at home recovering. State Rep. Joe Cloud who serves part...

Two area state reps test positive for COVID-19; Hutchinson to limit activities

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The Associated Press reported Tuesday that three Arkansas lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus, and the governor says he's scaling back his public events after being exposed to someone with the virus. Two state representatives from this area tested positive -- State Rep. Stu...

Man arrested after high-speed pursuit, then released due to COVID-19 concerns

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A Locust Grove-area man was taken into custody and then released due to COVID-19 concerns after a high-speed chase on Mountain View Road in Independence County Tuesday afternoon. According to the incident report, Independence County Sheriff's Deputy Zachary Spohr was on patrol in the area...

Batesville PAT earns Blue Ribbon Affiliate designation

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The Batesville School District/Batesville Parents as Teachers (PAT) program has earned the Blue Ribbon Affiliate designation through an endorsement process at the national level. Lorrie McClure, home visiting coordinator for the Batesville School District, said the local PAT program was notified recently about the Blue...

UPDATE: State Police release more info on Cherokee Village killings

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Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are continuing their work Tuesday assisting Sharp County sheriff’s deputies in developing leads and collecting evidence connected to the apparent murders of two women and the assault on a third. Officers of the Cherokee...

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...

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,...