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UPDATE: Missing Independence County Man found ‘safe and sound’

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UPDATE, Sept. 17, 2019, 3:35 P.M.: Bailey has been found "safe and sound," according to the Independence County Sheriff's Department. UPDATE, Sept. 17, 2019, 9:20 a.m.: A new photo of Bailey (above) has been provided by the Independence County Sheriff's Department. A father has asked the...

Independence County Sheriff’s Dept.: One hit by a vehicle in Floral, another person found a short time later with gunshot wound

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Independence County Sheriff’s Department detectives are investigating an incident that occurred early Thursday morning, Sept. 6, on Wagon Wheel Road in Floral. Sheriff Shawn Stephens said his deputies responded to a 36-year-old female, Beverly Cousins, being struck by a vehicle. Cousins was transported to the...

First Community announces ‘Community Comes First’ program for customers

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An area bank has announced a program in response to the COVID-19 situation. First Community Bank announced today the “Community Comes First Program.” Amid the developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), First Community has developed a two-pronged program. Its “90-Day Loan Deferral Program” is for customers who...

Woman in Stone County charged with theft of jewelry

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A 40-year-old Stone County woman has been charged with theft of jewelry in Stone County Circuit Clerk. The court information says on Aug. 1, 2018, Erica Taylor entered a residence on Chabeau Point Loop and stole some jewelry valued at $25,000. Also stolen, but not...

Beller tenders resignation from Batesville City Council

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A member of the Batesville City Council has tendered his resignation. In a letter to the city, Chris Beller said he has moved out of the City Ward 3 -- which he represents -- to his family farm to fulfill a dream to improve that...

Bad Boy Mowers to hold hurricane disaster relief drive tomorrow at Batesville Community Center parking lot

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Bad Boy Mowers is hosting a disaster relief drive tomorrow for victims of the recent Florida hurricane. The event, which was originally scheduled to be held at the Independence Square shopping center (home of Harbor Freight and JCPenney) on St. Louis Street, has been...

Blaze breaks out at Batesville’s Daylight Donuts location

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A fire broke out at the Batesville Daylight Donuts location Monday, July 9, around 6:30 p.m., according to authorities. The blaze appears to have originated from the attic and caused damage to that area as well as to the interior of the building. However, quick...

Cedar Ridge SkillsUSA students win big in state competition

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Cedar Ridge Radio Students recently placed first and second in the Audio/Radio Production contest at the state SkillsUSA competition in Hot Springs which was held April 9 - 11. Senior Toni Cremeens and freshman Donnie Thorne won gold medals, while seniors Jonah Rice and Hunter...

Southside School District to build safe room for pre-schoolers

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Roger Rich, superintendent of the Southside School District, told White River Now's Gary B. this morning that a safe room will be constructed for pre-school students thanks to a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "At our pre-school, there are some metal buildings there, and...

Batesville nursing facility provides update on two patients that tested positive for COVID-19

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Batesville Health, doing business as The Springs of Batesville, has come through a COVID-19 scare. The Springs of Batesville is a nursing home facility located on White Drive, west of UACCB. Chief Operating Officer Brittany Devazier said just over two weeks ago, the facility had...

Batesville City Council meets tonight; JP Abbott to appear

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The Batesville City Council will hear from Independence County Justice of the Peace Johnathan Abbott tonight when the council members address new business. Abbott represents District 9 on the Independence County Quorum Court. District 9 is in the Batesville city limits. The information from the...