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First Community Bank launches new savings app, Plinqit

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First Community Bank has launched Plinqit, a savings app that rewards customers for saving while encouraging them to learn more about personal finances, a release from the bank noted today. Plinqit, an expansion of First Community’s digital offerings, supports the savings needs of customers. "With Plinqit’s...

Two recipients receive Above & Beyond Award from Citizens Bank, Batesville School District

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Two Citizens Bank Above & Beyond Awards were presented Tuesday at the Batesville School Board meeting to Wayne Gibbs of the district's maintenance department and George Earle of the transportation department. Gibbs was selected as the Above & Beyond Award recipient for December while Earle...

Varghese selected for endocrinology fellowship

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White River Health System Internal Medicine resident, Ron Varghese (pictured), MD, was recently matched into the Endocrinology Fellowship Program at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), an institute within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, according...

Authorities: Mountain Home man busted after heading to Stone County to get meth

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According to court info, an agent with the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force busted a Mountain Home man late last Wednesday night on charges of selling meth and possessing illegal narcotics. The Stone County Circuit Court information said Drug Task Force Agent Geoffrey T....

Two area companies to use grants for broadband in rural sections of region

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $7.1 million in high-speed broadband for infrastructure projects in rural Arkansas. Two companies in this area are participating. The USDA said Yelcot Communications will use a $1.7 million ReConnect Program grant, and a $1.7 million loan to upgrade...

Batesville School Board sends millage issue to voters

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The Batesville School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to send a millage referendum to voters in the district. The additional 8.4 proposed mills will pay for, among other items, securing 62 entrances across all campuses; the addition of 13 elementary classrooms and three storm shelters;...

Sulphur Rock man flees from Sheriff’s Deputy to avoid a tow truck

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Authorities say a Sulphur Rock man fled from an Independence County Sheriff's Deputy last night, before finally pulling into a residence and surrendering peacefully. And according to the incident report, the man said he fled because he didn't want his truck towed from the...

Man released from jail only to find his truck stolen

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The Independence County Sheriff's Department has issued a BOLO (be on the lookout) for a gray 2005 Ford F-150 extended cab truck. In the incident report, Deputy Jeremy Spohr said the vehicle is owned by Jackie Ethridge, 44, of Jamestown Loop. Ethridge told authorities that...

Batesville Police report more break-ins of unlocked vehicles

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The Batesville Police Department has been working several vehicle break-ins as of late, and detectives have been reminding the public to lock their vehicle doors in an effort to prevent illegal entry. And BPD officials say two more break-ins of unlocked vehicles have recently been...

‘Souper Bowl Saturday’ ready for Feb. 1 kick-off

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Batesville Area Arts Council’s annual “Souper Bowl Saturday” fundraiser will take place on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the BAAC Gallery on Main, 226 E. Main St. Individuals can support the arts in our community by purchasing delicious soup to...

Traffic stops in Izard County lead to charges in two separate cases

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A Wideman, Ark., man was found not to be in compliance with his sex offender registration requirements after being stopped by an Izard County Deputy Sheriff on Jan. 16, according to a release from the Izard County Sheriff's Office. Edward Prado (pictured above), 30, was...