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Winter Weather Closings and Delays

Here are the latest closing and delays throughout the area (Jan. 16): ASCENT CHILDREN’S HEALTH SERVICES IN BATESVILLE ASU (JONESBORO, NEWPORT & PARAGOULD CAMPUSES) BALD KNOB SCHOOL DISTRICT BATESVILLE CITY HALL OPENING AT NOON BATESVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT CALICO ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT CAVE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT CEDAR RIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMUNITY SCHOOL INC. AND...

UPDATE: Independence County Sheriff’s Dept. report stolen tractor found in Thida

UPDATE, 3:30 p.m., Jan. 3, 2018: The Independence County Sheriff's Department has reported the tractor has been found in Thida. No arrests have been made but there is a person of interest. The Independence County Sheriff's Department is on the lookout for a 2017 Kubota M7060HD...

Humane Society of Independence County teams with Aaron’s for adoption drive

There were lots of tails wagging Saturday at Aaron's, 2330 Harrison St., in Batesville. The rent-to-own store teamed with the Humane Society of Independence County to help call attention to the society's mission of rescuing and providing a safe shelter for abandoned, abused, homeless...

Mountain View woman facing 33 felony charges after Dulcimer Shoppe theft

A Mountain View woman has been charged with stealing from her employer and as a result, has been charged in Stone County Circuit Court with 33 felonies. The court information says Jurushia Ellen Osborn, 44, while in charge of the books for The Dulcimer Shoppe,...

‘Masters of Soul’ coming to UACCB Feb. 22

A celebration of the legendary songs and performers of Motown and soul music called “Masters of Soul” will be presented Thursday, Feb. 22 in Batesville. First Community Bank and the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) are sponsoring the concert to be performed in...

Gary B.: Man charged with 2016 murder of area child soon to be eligible for parole, filing for clemency

White River Now's Gary B. was recently sent a Facebook posting concerning the people entangled in the Skylar Shellstrom murder trial. On Nov. 19, 2016, a couple -- Victoria Dycus and James “Hagen” Glenn -- reported to authorities that Dycus’ 4-year-old daughter, Skylar Shellstrom, was...

Suspect arrested in murder of former Stone County resident

A Jacksonville, Ark., man who police allege killed a former Mountain View resident has been arrested and charged by the Sherwood Police Department in connection with that July murder. Sherwood Police Chief James Bedwell, reports Antonio Dewayne Briggs, 36, is the suspect in the capital...

Newark couple facing meth possession charges

Felony charges were filed last Friday, May 25, in Independence County Circuit Court accusing a Newark couple of drug violations. The court record says the violations surfaced when Parole and Probation officers, making a home visit, found used hypodermic needles and a baggie of methamphetamine...

Cedar Ridge School Board meets on resignations and new hires

In a special school board meeting on May 29, the Cedar Ridge Public School System in Independence County accepted the resignation of a teacher and a teacher/coach and hired four new teachers. The board unanimously accepted the resignations of teacher John Ford and teacher/coach Gary...

Independence County Public Education launches Independence Promise program

Chris Milum, chairperson of the Fast ForwARd Fund Committee (left in below pic), presented a $16,000 check to the Independence County Public Education Foundation board today in support of the Independence Promise program. Milum presented the check on behalf of a committee of residents entrusted...

AG Rutledge announces arrest of Izard County man for crimes involving children

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the arrest of an Izard County man for crimes involving children, according to a release from her office. Steven Eldridge, 63, of Melbourne, was arrested by the attorney general’s Cyber Crimes Unit on four counts of distributing, possessing or...

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