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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

New open burning regulations on agenda for Batesville City Council meeting

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An ordinance adopting regulations for open burning within the city limits is on the agenda for Tuesday's Batesville City Council meeting. The ordinance notes the city of Batesville has a responsibility to regulate open burning "to protect the health and welfare of the citizens of...

UPDATE: Citizens Bank, White River Now spotlight Youth Ranches on Giving Tuesday

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Pictured above, from left: White River Now's Teisha Bee and Eddie Woodruff; Citizens Bank's Ashley Engles; White River Now's Chad Whiteaker; and the Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches' (ASYR) Matt Cleveland at today's Giving Tuesday event for the ASYR at Citizens Bank's headquarters in Batesville. UPDATE,...

Stone County man accuses Mountain Home pool business of taking deposit and not following through on agreement to install swimming pool

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A Stone County man is accusing a Mountain Home pool business of taking his cash deposit and not following through on their agreement to install a swimming pool at his residence. Ronald Baker and John N. Dunn and his pool company out of Mountain Home...

Hotel employee arrested after telling police officer to stop patrolling the area

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An employee of the Ramada Inn in Batesville recently confronted a Batesville Police Department sergeant and ended up in jail. Sgt. Rick Davis was on patrol and was driving through the hotel's lot, and at the back of the building, he noted he was flagged...

Three charged in separate Stone County Circuit Court cases

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Three people have been charged in Stone County Circuit Court with various felonies with arrest warrants issued for two of the three. The court information says warrants for arrest have been issued in two separate cases for Michelle D. Reposa, whose age was not provided,...

Past cheerleaders focus of museum’s final program on hometown sports

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On Sunday, Jan. 28, the Old Independence Regional Museum will be filled with a number of past cheerleaders from area high schools to celebrate their histories and hometown sports. This museum program will also be the final opportunity to witness the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit, “Home Town...

LISTEN: Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center presenting annual Christmas decorating contests

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Lackey Moody and David Dame recently dropped by the White River Now studios to visit with Gary B. about Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center's second annual "'Twas the Lights Before Christmas" decorating contest. Listen to the visit below. The contest is now online and has expanded...

Despite spike in cases, Arkansas moving into Phase 2 Monday, furthering lifting virus limits

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At his daily statewide COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said the state will move into Phase 2 of reopening on Monday, easing capacity limits that had been placed on many businesses. This is despite dramatic increases since late May in the number of...

LISTEN: Oscar Valdez drops by 93 KZLE’s Lisa and Rob to discuss Pyramid Fights 6

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MMA fighter Oscar Valdez dropped by 93 KZLE this morning to discuss his upcoming bout in Pyramid Fights 6, which will be Saturday, March 17, at the Batesville Community Center. For more info and to purchase tickets, head to the Pyramid Fights website by clicking...

Defective tail lights lead to marijuana citations against drivers in two separate incidents

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Two men were issued misdemeanor citations by local authorities in December for possession of marijuana in two separate incidents. In Batesville on Saint Louis Street, a Benton, Ark., man was pulling a trailer with defective tail lights. During the stop, Patrolman Stephen Schlotzhauer of the...

Large crowd celebrates newest inductees into Lyon College’s Athletic Hall of Fame

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Featured image: President W. Joseph King (far right) congratulates the newest members of the Lyon College 2019 Hall of Fame (pictured left to right): John Harvey, ’01; Steven Wright, ’07; Maribeth (Waters) Richards, ’09; and Aubrey Bell, ’72. Article by Keli Jacobi, director of marketing and communications...