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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Izard County releases info on recent law enforcement action

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Law-enforcement continues to hammer illegal drug sales and use in Izard County, according to a release from the Izard County Sheriff's Department. In one case, Izard County Chief Deputy Sheriff Charley Melton said that probation and parole authorities made a Feb. 13 home visit to...

Preferred last line for Southside addresses approved by USPS

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A letter received by Southside Mayor Ray Bowman from the United States Postal Service says a preferred last line for addresses within the city boundaries of Southside has been approved and will go in effect March 14. Currently, the last line for addresses within the...

‘Excellent’ BHS Theatre students attend Arkansas Thespian Festival 

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Featured image (pictured, from left): Cody Holland, Kenly Long, Rebecca Skinner, Anni Bullard Four Batesville High School Theatre students and members of Thespian Troupe #6564 attended the Arkansas Thespian Festival at Arkansas State University, Feb. 13 through Feb. 15. Three students received Excellent Ratings for their...

Failure to stop after apparent hit-and-run leads to more charges

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Failing to stop after a vehicle accident led to additional charges against an Independence County woman. In the police report, deputies from the Independence County Sheriff’s Department explained what happened. Chief Deputy Aaron Moody, who was at Patterson Auto Sales with other officers about another incident,...

Authorities: Man involved in domestic incident arrested after fleeing from officers

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Authorities say a man involved in a domestic battery case fled from Independence County Sheriff's Deputies before he was taken into custody yesterday. According to the incident report, Chief Deputy Aaron Moody was assisting his officers in locating a suspect who had left a scene...

Engineer’s report, update on injured officers, and the 2020 Census — all topics at short Batesville City Council meet

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Article by Teisha Bagwell White River Now Short and to the point was the direction of the Batesville City Council meeting on Tuesday night with city business and presentations all wrapped up in under 30 minutes. Police Chief Alan Cockrill gave an update on the officers injured...

Independence County men sentenced to Arkansas Department of Corrections

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Strong sentences were handed down for drug and sex crimes on Feb. 11 in Independence County Circuit Court, according to a release from the 16th Judicial District offices. The cases were prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Eric Hance and Deputy Prosecutor Kellye Barber. Judge Tim...

Stone County juvenile charged with rape in circuit court

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A Stone County juvenile has been charged in Stone County Circuit Court with three counts of rape, a Class Y felony. Information on the probable cause for arrest said the male suspect, who is under the age of 18, admitted to the allegations during questioning...

Forbis joins Citizens Bank Board of Directors

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Jeff Teague, chairman of the board of Citizens Bank, has announced the appointment of Mark S. Forbis to the Citizens Bank Board of Directors, according to a release from the Batesville-based financial institution. Forbis recently retired after a 31-year career with Jack Henry & Associates,...

WRMC recognized as Top 100 rural and community hospital; only hospital in Arkansas to receive recognition

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White River Medical Center (WRMC) recently announced it has been named a 2020 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This annual award honoring rural hospital performance is determined by the results of iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX,...

Black History Month: Lyon College, UACCB partner for community celebration Feb. 23

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Lyon College and the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) are partnering again to celebrate the legacy of the African American community. The fourth annual Black History Month Celebration will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at UACCB. State Sen. Joyce...