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Saturday, May 8, 2021

Arrests, citations made at Independence County sobriety checkpoints

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Above: File image of a previous checkpoint held by the Independence County Sheriff's Department Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens told White River Now that his department held field sobriety checkpoints throughout the county on Saturday, May 1. Numbers from the checkpoints show 97 contacts were made,...

U of A System names Perrine to lead UACCB as interim chancellor beginning June 1

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By Nate Hinkel, University of Arkansas System University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt has named Zachary Perrine as interim chancellor at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) following the retirement of longtime chancellor Deborah Frazier.  Frazier, who has been chancellor at...

Mayor discusses roundabout, wastewater projects, and more with Batesville Rotarians

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As the Batesville Rotary Club’s featured speaker for Monday's lunch meeting at Tavolo Italian Ristorante, Mayor Rick Elumbaugh discussed future city projects with members of the civic organization. Elumbaugh informed the group that with the last phase of the wastewater improvement project about to start,...

Main Street Batesville’s Farmers Market season kicks off

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A line of shoppers waited early Saturday morning for the official opening of the Main Street Batesville Farmers Market season. On the first day, visitors enjoyed the variety of goods from local farmers and merchants along with live musical entertainment. Main Street Batesville's Mandi Curtwright...

Children’s Advocacy Center dedicates new playground to Mary and Howard House

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A new playground was dedicated Friday morning at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Independence County in Batesville. The new playground honors Mary and Howard House. (Scroll below to see images from the Friday morning dedication ceremony.) “The Houses have had such a positive impact on our...

Southside and Batesville students holding ‘Trash-a-Thon’ Saturday to support European trip

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Southside and Batesville educational tour students are asking for your support. They're holding Trash-a-Thon to help fund their Paris and Italy trip, scheduled for Spring Break 2022. In our area, there have been no community service workers picking up litter on the roadways since the...

Cave City radio/TV students medal at SkillsUSA State Championships

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The Cave City High School radio and television students participated in the SkillsUSA State Championships on March 29, and many students were able to bring home medals in several contests.  This year, Cave City was able to participate in seven competitions with 21 students. Seventeen...

Southside Schools to receive over $22 million in state allocation; new cafeteria, school additions planned

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Big things are in store for the Southside School District. In Thursday’s Arkansas Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation Commission meeting, $77 million were allocated to public schools across the state. And officials from the Southside School District report the district is on track...

Batesville School District awarded for meal delivery during pandemic

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The Batesville School District was recently awarded a $500 cash prize and a $500 book purchase gift card as part of the 2021 Books, Breakfast and Beyond Challenge. As part of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance’s No Kid Hungry campaign, the Books, Breakfast and Beyond...

Mountain View School District asks for millage increase on real and personal property

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By Gary Bridgman, News Director, White River Now Stone County is just over two weeks away from an important school election. It is being held on the same date as the election for school board members. The Mountain View School District, which serves all of Stone...

Third annual Mountain View Iris Festival this Friday and Saturday

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A dream becoming a blooming reality. The dream of the Mountain View iris volunteers was to cultivate and protect an array of tall bearded iris varieties in the beautiful Ozark mountain community of Mountain View in Stone County, Arkansas. This third annual Mountain View Iris...