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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Independence County Library now accepting donations online

The Independence County Library has recently improved its website and is now able to accept online donations, according to a press release from the library. Online donations can be made by heading to the library's website, IndCoLib.com. Under the "Friends Foundation" tab, click "Donation." You'll...

Memorial service scheduled for Shirley man killed in gunfire exchange with deputies

A memorial service has been scheduled for a Shirley man who died in a June 9 officer-involved shooting. William James Beck, 41, was killed Sunday evening during a reported exchange of gunfire with Van Buren County Sheriff's deputies. (For more on this story, click here.) The...

Rotary Club of Batesville to honor Stephens, Johnson, and more

The Rotary Club of Batesville will present the winners of the 2019 Community Awards at the civic club's officer induction and annual awards night, Monday, June 24, at Colton's Steak House on St. Louis St. in Batesville. Crystal Johnson, president and CEO of the Batesville...

Independence County man facing charges after forcing his mother’s vehicle off the road

An Independence County man found himself behind bars Monday after officials say he forced his mom’s vehicle off the road, causing it to hit a fence. Authorities say Thomas Taylor Coe (pictured), 41, allegedly forced his mother, Maudie Coe off the roadway while she was...

Independence County man sentenced to 25 years

Corey Leon Mayes (pictured), 32, of Batesville was sentenced to 25 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to a number of charges on June 11 in Independence County Circuit Court in Batesville. According to a release from the 16th Judicial District,...

Stone County man refuses to leave convenience store, ends up arrested on drug charges

Stone County authorities responded to a call Thursday night, June 7, regarding a man who appeared intoxicated refusing to leave a Mountain View convenience store. The man, identified in court records as Jacob Edward Hamilton (pictured), 27, was also possibly harassing the store clerk,...

Stone County couple jailed after drugs, paraphernalia found during probation visit

A Stone County couple is facing charges after authorities found drugs and paraphernalia at a residence during a home probation visit, Saturday, June 8. Court info says the couple at the residence, Judy Olveda and Anthony Crutchfield, were informed upon the arrival of Lt. Dammon...

LISTEN: Justin “Grizzly Bear” Frazier talks about his main event bout coming to Pyramid Fights 12 in Batesville

Justin "Grizzly Bear" Frazier (pictured) dropped by the White River Now family of radio stations to talk about his main event match at the upcoming Pyramid Fights 12, Saturday, June 22 at the Batesville Community Center.  He also talks about being a reality star...

Lyon alum serves as director to relaunch Texas camp for black girls

One of the first summer camps for black girls in Texas is being revived this year, and a Lyon alumna will serve as camp director. Angelica Holmes, a 2015 graduate of Lyon College, said Camp Founder Girls was founded in 1924 by a San Antonio...

Southside holds open house, ribbon-cutting for new city hall

Arkansas' newest city celebrated the opening of its new city hall yesterday with an open house and a ribbon-cutting ceremony from the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. City of Southside officials and area dignitaries along with a large crowd were on hand for the...

HEADS UP: Road closures scheduled for all day Thursday around Harrison and 20th intersection

A major Batesville intersection will have some surrounding streets closed all day tomorrow as workers perform electrical work on the site's traffic signals. Officials tell White River Now, weather permitting, the intersection of Harrison and 20th streets will be affected by the work, and...