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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Charges filed against Batesville woman for meth possession

Formal charges have been filed against a Batesville woman who authorities say was found in possession of drugs and paraphernalia earlier this month. Cordelia Nugent (pictured), 40, of Batesville had a search wavier on file when Sgt. Bret Ward of the Independence County Sheriff’s Department...

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...

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...

Independence County Sheriff’s Department Warrant List for week of June 17

The Independence County Sheriff’s Department is listing the names of 20 to 25 individuals each week who have active warrants for the public to assist in locating. The list is released alphabetically, according to the department, and it will also be posted each week...

Batesville man arrested after engine blows during high-speed chase

A Batesville man is facing a variety of charges after leading a sheriff’s deputy on a chase that exceeded speeds of 100 mph early Sunday morning. According to the incident report, around midnight, Casey Martin, a deputy with the Independence County Sheriff’s Department, observed a...

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...

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...

Discovery of meth lands Batesville woman in jail after traffic stop

A Batesville woman is facing felony drug charges after an early morning traffic stop over the weekend. In his incident report, Independence County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Bret Ward noted he stopped Cordelia Nugent (pictured), 40, around 2 a.m., Saturday, June 8, just south of the...

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...

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...

Date set to vote on Batesville Schools’ building and grounds project

Article and photos by Madeline Pyle / Above: Dr. Michael Hester (left) visits with newest Batesville School Board Member Dr. Wesley Beal at last night's meeting. In his address to the school board at Monday night’s meeting, Batesville Superintendent Dr. Michael Hester shared the ten-month...