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Monday, August 19, 2019

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...

Independence County Sheriff’s Department warrant list for the week of Aug. 12

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 City Council: Mayor presents poultry plant odor update; BFD requests armored vests for firefighters

In the "Comments from the Mayor" portion of last night's Batesville City Council meeting, Mayor Rick Elumbaugh provided an update on plans being made to help combat the smell coming from the local poultry plants. Elumbaugh told council members he visited with Ozark Mountain Poultry...

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...

Sheriff’s Department looking for stolen Jeep Liberty

The Independence County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a stolen vehicle, and maybe you can help. Sheriff Shawn Stephens said a 2006 green Jeep Liberty was stolen in the early morning hours from the 800 block of Oak Hill Loop on Monday. At the time...

Recent thefts cost Home Depot in Batesville approximately $2,500 in stolen goods

Batesville Police Department detectives are investigating some thefts that have recently occurred at The Home Depot in Batesville which could involve as much as $2,500 in store merchandise. According to the police report, BPD Patrolman Kody Headley was called to the store on Friday, Aug....

Search continues for community service worker that walked off of work detail

Photo source: Independence County Sheriff's Department Facebook page A community service worker who walked off from his assigned work detail earlier this week is still on the run.  Sheriff Shawn Stephens said Rodney Dollison (pictured), 32, of Newark was working on a trash truck that was...

Inaugural “Running With Rich” a success at Southside

Image: (Pictured, from left): Brandi Moody, Jenna Lewis, Reece Gardner, Roger Rich, Todd Coleman, Brycen Sutton, Gary Austin Approximately 100 participants showed up for the inaugural "Running With Rich" 3K Fun Run Thursday evening on the campus of Southside High School. "This is a great event...

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...

Sheriff urges businesses to report any counterfeit bills encountered

If your business has recently taken in a counterfeit $20 bill, Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens wants to know.  Stephens said two businesses in Newark, Town & Country and EZ Mart, have recently encountered at least six bogus bills. The sheriff said he appreciates any...