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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Van Buren County man hit and killed while crossing roadway near his residence

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A Shirley man was hit and killed early Monday morning while crossing the roadway near his home. The Arkansas State Police preliminary fatal crash summary state Deputy Martin of the Van Buren County Sheriff's Department reported that Bobby Weaver, 64 was crossing The New Road,...

Five men charged in five different cases involving drugs in Stone County Circuit Court

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Five men in five different cases have been charged with drug felonies in Stone County Circuit Court. Brodie Andrew Nelson, 33, has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm by a certain person. Nelson's bond was set at $5,000. Steven Paul...

Over 1,100 test positive for the coronavirus amongst state nursing home residents and employees in the last two weeks

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The Arkansas Health Department reports that 664 nursing home residents and 514 staff members have tested positive for the coronavirus in the past 14 days. The department follows 305 facilities in the state and keeps statistics on each. Locally, the state health department reports that two...

Mountain View Pharmacist shares remarks on COVID-19 vaccination efforts amongst healthcare, first responders, and school employees

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Vaccines are being given in Arkansas to combat and hopefully stop COVID-19. Last week, Eddie Mitchell, Pharmacist at Mitchell's Pharmacy and Best Drug in Mountain View updated White River Now's Gary Bridgeman with the local effort, even getting to school personnel earlier than originally thought. "We...

Atlas Asphalt/White River Materials expands in northcentral Arkansas

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Atlas Asphalt and White River Materials in Batesville recently completed the purchase of Twin Lakes Quarries in Mountain Home. Atlas Asphalt President Mark Lamberth said the purchase from the King Family in Mountain Home consisted of an asphalt/ready-mix operation, twin quarries, real estate, and operational...

A Perry County man arrested in Stone County and charged with two felonies

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Photo source: Stone County Jail Inmate Roster A Perry County man was arrested on Jan. 10 in a residence off Jim Berry Lane in Stone County and charged with two felonies. Authorities were called there by a female being held against her will. Upon arriving at the...

Independence County Fair a “go” for 2021 with new dates and new carnival

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The Independence County Fair Board voted Tuesday night to hold the fair in 2021. There was discussion at Monday night's county quorum court meeting if a 2021 edition of the fair would be held. (Click here for that story.) The 2020 edition was canceled due...

Batesville School District receives the first round of the COVID-19 vaccine

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Batesville School District employees at COVID-19 vaccination clinic hosted by Bryant's Pharmacy Batesville School District is the first school district in Independence County to receive its first round of the COVID-19 vaccine. The district in a Facebook post thanked Dr. Buffalo and Hannah of Bryant’s Pharmacy...

Cedar Ridge and Midland Schools “Flip the Switch” to solar power with Entegrity Friday morning

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Cedar Ridge FFA members and facilitator pose with the Entegrity light switch Friday morning students, faculty, and media gathered near the arrays of solar panel fields to "flip the switch" as both Cedar Ridge and Midland Schools join other area schools in partnering with Entegrity...

Norris selected as Ozarka’s Employee of the Quarter

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Featured image: Katie Norris, Ozarka's Employee of the Quarter Ozarka College has announced Katie Norris of Melbourne, Arkansas has been selected as Ozarka’s Employee of the Quarter. Norris is the Director of Public Relations & Marketing for the college. “Katie does a fantastic job as director...

Main Street Batesville receives Simply Southern building from the Cochran family

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According to a press release from Main Street Batesville, Elmer and Debbie Cochran have graciously donated the Simply Southern Building to the non-profit organization, Main Street Batesville. “It was our desire to donate our corner to the continued efforts of revitalizing our historic district,” Cochran...