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Monday, August 19, 2019

General manager named at Batesville’s new Hampton Inn by Hilton; opening planned for next month

April Strain Polston has been named as the new general manager of Batesville's new Hampton Inn by Hilton. Located at 2570 Harrison St., the 80-room hotel will be opening in early September 2019. The hotel is owned and managed by LL&A LLC. Polston (pictured) will...

State Capitol Week in Review from Sen. James Sturch

Back to school in Arkansas means that more than 6,000 buses will transport 350,000 students to and from school. It also means that motorists need to remember that it is against the law to pass a stopped school bus that has its red lights flashing....

Sheriff Stephens: Deputies busy on Monday with several arrests

Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens noted in a press release today his department made several arrests on Monday. According to Stephens, the arrested include: Everett Conley on a warrant for being an absconder in the state department of probation and parole; Aaron L. Kelley, who...

Sheriff’s Department arrests man after Bethesda burglary

A neighbor of a Bethesda man on Parakeet Lane has been arrested and charged with residential burglary and theft of property. After returning from a vacation, Lucky Lindsey reported to authorities that his residence had been burglarized and several items were stolen, according to court...

Worker’s Safety Conference scheduled for Sept. 26 at UACCB

The 2019 Worker’s Safety Conference is on tap for Thursday, Sept. 26, at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB). The non-profit conference is hosted by the Regional Industrial Safety Alliance (RISA) which consists of local safety professionals and the Arkansas Department of...

Half-million-dollar bond placed on Independence County man accused of two counts of rape

Sixteenth Judicial District Circuit Judge Don McSpadden has placed a half-million-dollar bond on an Independence County man accused of two counts of rape. Charges were filed Monday morning (Aug. 12) in circuit court against Thomas Duane Cody Kramer (pictured), 30. According to the affidavit of...

Stone County man charged with aggravated assault for beating girlfriend

A Stone County man is facing three felony charges after being accused of assaulting his girlfriend. The affidavit of probable cause for arrest said Johnathan Gage Brothers (pictured), 22, is charged with three felonies and a Class A misdemeanor after an early morning incident on...

Howard House Memorial Golf Tournament scores big

The third annual Howard House Memorial Charity Golf Tournament was in full swing earlier this month at The Course at Eagle Mountain in Batesville. According to a press release from First Community Bank, the presenting sponsor, the tournament exceeded the previous year in both revenue...

Five percent raise for Independence County employees approved

Article for White River Now by Madeline Pyle The Independence County Quorum Court approved an ordinance implementing five percent raises for county employees at last night's meeting, but not everyone will see a raise. Since funds are not available, the prosecuting attorney for the county will...

Results of the 76th annual White River Bass Classic

Photos in order of first to fifth place, the last photo is of the scholarship winners.  The 76th Annual Tommy Clark – Royce Varnell – Ernie Daniel White River Bass Classic was held Saturday, Aug. 10 on the White River. Anglers were able to launch at...

Gary B.: Cedar Ridge School Board approves refinancing of a school bond in a special meeting

The Cedar Ridge School Board met in a special meeting Monday with one item under new business.  And, that was the refinancing of a school bond. Dr. Andy Ashley said it took about five minutes to get board approval to refinance a 2014 School...