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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

BREAKING: Southside High School announces new head football coach

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BREAKING NEWS: Brian Reardon, the defensive coordinator for the Southside High School Southerners, is the new head football coach at the school. He replaces Coach Kenny Simpson who resigned last month to take a job as the head coach of the Searcy Lions. The decision...

Gary B.: Coin shortage being felt locally

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John Luciew of PennLive.com says those pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters you may be collecting in spare change jars around the house are more precious due to a national coin shortage brought on by the coronavirus and resulting shutdown. There is a growing list, including...

Dazzling fireworks over White River light up 2020’s ‘Celebrate America’

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Citizens Bank's "Celebrate America" was held Saturday, July 4, on the banks of the White River in Batesville. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 edition of "Celebrate America" had some major changes from previous editions of the patriotic event. Masks and social distancing were...

Obituary: Longtime Arkansas State Trooper Carroll Seaton

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Carroll Seaton, 75, of Batesville, died July 1, 2020. He was born April 15, 1945 in Sylvania, Ark. to Otha and Vara (Smith) Seaton. Carroll was an Arkansas State Trooper for 25 years and was a member of the Army National Guard. He is survived by his...

Citizens Bank’s ‘Celebrate America’ set for Saturday at Riverside Park

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Citizens Bank’s "Celebrate America," which comes to Batesville's Riverside Park Saturday for its 23rd year, is a celebration with many changes in 2020, thanks to the coronavirus. Ashley Engles with Citizens Bank says the huge fireworks display will begin at 9:15 p.m. on Saturday --...

Local Mexican restaurant catches fire Thursday afternoon in Batesville

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Thursday afternoon, a local Mexican restaurant, Mi Ranchito, caught fire. A restaurant employee told White River Now at the scene that all occupants made it out of the structure safe, and that the fire was possibly caused by a cigarette. As of 2 p.m. personnel from...

Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge running for governor in 2022

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, a native of Batesville, says she's running for governor in 2022, setting up a potentially crowded and expensive Republican primary. Rutledge on Wednesday became the second candidate to announce a bid to succeed Republican Gov....

UPDATE: Harding University won’t rename building after alumnus killed in shooting

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UPDATE, July 1, 2020, 6:20 p.m.: This article now includes the full text of Harding University President Bruce McLarty's letter regarding this issue. Scroll below to read. SEARCY, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' largest private college says it won't change the name of a building that...

Man calling himself Conway Twitty Version 2.0 (along with other names) facing 75 counts of terroristic threatening and more

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Mountain Home media outlet KTLO reports of a man facing 75 counts of terroristic threatening, a felony, along with 74 counts of harassing communications, a misdemeanor. The man, identified as Glenn Hall Luther, 58, is accused of making a large number of threatening and harassing...

Authorities on lookout for Batesville man wanted for alleged battery of pregnant woman in Stone County

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A Batesville man is wanted by Stone County authorities on a charge of third-degree domestic battery against a woman known to be pregnant. The probable cause affidavit says Stone County deputies responded to a domestic incident near Mountain View on June 24. While en route...

Business leaders say area’s economy improving with gradual reopening

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A new survey of business leaders from Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota that was released Wednesday suggests the economy has started to recover as businesses reopened in the past month. But Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said the...