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Judge Griffin gives update on county during coronavirus; senior center to offer assistance on transportation to store, deliveries

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Independence County Judge Robert Griffin has released a statement on county operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. It reads: Independence County is fortunate to not have additional cases of COVID 19 reported. We will likely have more in the future, but with our citizens practicing social distancing...

16th Judicial Court issues order concerning District and Circuit Courts operations

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Judge Lee Wisdom Harrod, the Administrative Judge for the 16th Judicial District, has issued an order, passing it on from the Arkansas Supreme Court, concerning court operations in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Keeping in mind the safety issues that will need to be...

Governor’s COVID-19 update for Sunday: one new death, no new hospitalizations, more recoveries reported

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At Sunday's update on the COVID-19 situation in Arkansas, Gov. Asa Hutchinson first acknowledged Saturday's tornado in Jonesboro. The governor said he would be going to Jonesboro directly following the briefing to see the damage first-hand, and he would be working with federal officials...

Saturday’s update from Gov. Hutchinson: Two more deaths; 23 more positive; PPE and financial help on the way

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At his Saturday afternoon COVID-19 briefing, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and other officials presented updated stats from the virus's effect on Arkansas; answered some questions regarding loans and unemployment benefits; and gave an update on his large personal protective equipment (PPE) order. Deliveries of the recent...

Hutchinson says Arkansans should continue practicing guidelines to fight coronavirus spread

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At his statewide briefing this afternoon, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the state has been working on projection models for more positive COVID-19 cases in Arkansas over the next few weeks. Noting that one model offers projections with a wide range of 2,000 to 15,000 possible...

Elumbaugh talks city playgrounds closing, grocery pick-up for seniors, and more

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh has made the decision to close playgrounds around the city and on the campuses of the city's schools. Playgrounds affected include those located at Riverside Park and Kennedy Park where bathrooms and pavilions will also...

Governor’s briefing: Positive cases pass 500, one new death, yet state staying under projections

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At Tuesday's statewide COVID-19 briefing, Health Director Dr. Nate Smith said the most recent COVID-19 death in the state was reported at White River Medical Center (WRMC) in Batesville. The victim was over the age of 65, Smith said. The death brings the statewide...

Sen. Sturch: Financial help to be available for small businesses and individuals hurting during COVID-19

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State Sen. James Sturch of District 19, which serves a great deal of north central Arkansas, says he sees and understands that assistance is needed for small businesses and individuals in the state.  For instance, the governor recently told nail, hair, and spa salons...

Governor’s COVID-19 update: 473 positive, one more death, additional $43 million in more PPE on way

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More state funds have been made available to help Arkansas order an additional $45 million worth of personal protection equipment (PPE) and ventilators that are on the market, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said at his daily statewide COVID-19 briefing on Monday. Last week's special session had...

Suspect in case of stolen vehicle

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Independence County authorities are searching for a man believed to have been involved in the theft of an automobile. In the police report, deputies say the stolen vehicle is a red 2005 hardtop Chevrolet Cavalier. It is the property of the owner of the...

Gov. COVID-19 update: Special session begins tomorrow; directive to possibly be issued regarding gatherings of 10 or more

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced at his daily COVID-19 briefing that the special legislative session to address the $353 million revenue shortfall due to the coronavirus will begin tomorrow at 1 p.m. Based on his conversations with leaders of both the House and the Senate,...