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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Scots use fast start to defeat Owls on the road

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FULTON, Mo. – The Lyon College men’s basketball team raced out to a 9-0 lead and would not relinquish that advantage the rest of the way as the Scots closed out their three-game road trip with a 61-52 win at William Woods on Saturday...

UPDATE: Gary B. talks with Batesville Fire Chief Gleghorn regarding Main Street building collapse

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White River Now's Gary B. spoke with Batesville Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn this morning about the collapse of the Adler Building's back wall Friday night. Listen to the conversation below. The building is owned by Joey Markowski and Tice Brown, according to Chief Gleghorn.   Get up-to-date local...

Melba to host ‘Talladega Nights’ screening with NASCAR legend Mark Martin

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The Melba Theater in Batesville will be having some NASCAR fun with a special screening of the Will Ferrell comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Sunday, April 15, with special guest, NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin. The event is a benefit for Batesville High School's...

Independence County offices to close early tommorow for Sims funeral

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Independence County Judge Robert Griffin said today that Independence County offices will be closed Wednesday to allow for attendance to the funeral of Chief Deputy Jeff Sims, who passed away unexpectedly over the weekend. The judge said the offices will close at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon...

First United Methodist Church in Batesville offering warming shelter during frigid cold

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With the harsh cold temps of winter arriving, Batesville's First United Methodist Church (FUMC) has set up a warming shelter for those in need throughout the area with Mike Wilson (pictured) in place as the volunteer coordinator. Randy Seale interviewed Rev. Justin Ledbetter of FUMC...

Batesville Schools hold public forum regarding bond issue

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Featured image: Dr. Michael Hester, superintendent for the Batesville School District, at last night's public forum. The Batesville School District is continuing its efforts to educate the public about its plans for multi-million dollar improvements to increase classroom space and make campuses safer. At a public...

Woman charged with stealing from Dulcimer Shoppe in Mountain View

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A Stone County woman has been charged in Circuit Court with stealing from her employer. Jerushia Ellen Osborn, 44, while in charge of the books for the Dulcimer Shoppe, allegedly altered the amounts of bills to reflect higher payouts, and pocketed $1,839.90, according to court...

Authorities seek out apparent parole offender in Batesville yesterday

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Officers from the Independence County Sheriff's Department and the Batesville Police Department assisted parole and probation authorities in the hunt for an apparent parole violator that fled on-foot yesterday in the east section of Batesville. Readers reported seeing officers searching around and inside various businesses...

Gary B.: Coronavirus numbers in Independence County are on the rise

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Coronavirus numbers have been rising in Independence County in the last four days.  In that period of time, the Arkansas Health Department says 84 new positive cases have been documented -- an average of 21 new cases per day.  In the nine days before...

ASUN alumnus donates air conditioning unit to further student success

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An alumnus from Arkansas State University-Newport's (ASUN) Energy Control Technology program recently donated an air conditioning unit to the program to help further student success, according to a release from ASUN. Gary Toney works for the City of Jonesboro's Engineering Department. As a graduate of...

Four Independence County schools receive statewide recognition

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Four Independence County schools – Batesville’s Central and West Elementaries and Southside Charter High School – have been named among Arkansas’s 204 Reward Schools. Additionally, Batesville’s Sulphur Rock and West Elementary Schools were two of Arkansas’s 163 schools receiving an ‘A’ on the State Report...