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Monday, August 19, 2019

Independence County Quorum Court has light agenda for upcoming meeting

Solid Waste Department pick-up equipment and a county board re-appointment are New Business items on the Independence County Quorum Court’s agenda when it meets April 8. Independence County Judge Robert Griffin will ask the court to re-appoint Joe Don Reynolds to the County’s Public Health,...

New personnel coming to Southside Schools

Southside Public School System Superintendent Roger Rich said today the district will be welcoming some new personnel for the next school year. In addition to hiring a new senior girl’s head basketball coach, Jordan Riley, from the Two Rivers Public School District, Southside is adding...

Independence County Farm Bureau represented at recent convention

   Image via Arkansas Farm Bureau Pictured, left to right: Delois Staggs, Raymond Staggs, Tom Hess, Jeanice Hess, Stacy Wagoner, Eddie Wagoner, Glen Mohlke and Pearlean Mohlke represented Independence County Farm Bureau at the 99th Annual American Farm Bureau Convention Jan. 6-9 in Nashville, Tenn.

Hydroelectric project, I-57 resolution on tap for Monday’s Independence County Quorum Court meet

A resolution supporting the I-57 expansion and approval of a 2017-2018 audit of the Independence County White River Hydroelectric Project are both on the agenda for Monday night's Independence County Quorum Court meeting. Following a recent, similar move by the city of Batesville, justices will...

Batesville Schools superintendent talks with Gary B. regarding possible district restructure

W.R.D. Entertainment (WRDE) news director Gary Bridgman recently visited with Batesville Schools superintendent Dr. Michael Hester about the administration's planned restructuring. On Pioneer Update (sponsored by Citizens Bank), heard Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings on WRDE radio stations Arkansas 103 and 93 KZLE, Gary...

UPDATE: Independence County man in jail, accused of internet stalking of a child

The Independence County Sheriff's Department has taken a man into custody who is accused of internet stalking of a child, according to Sheriff Shawn Stephens. The sheriff told White River Now the department was notified by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office regarding David Allen Duncan,...

Shooting reported in Independence County tonight

Scanner traffic tonight reports a shooting on Boyd Road in Independence County. Preliminary scanner chatter notes a person was shot in the arm and chest, and two people are being interviewed by the Independence County Sheriff's Office. We'll have more info as this story develops. Get...

Izard County chief deputy warns of scams via phone and internet

Izard County Sheriff's chief deputy, Ernie Blackley, says the sheriff’s department has been receiving numerous reports of scams over the phone and internet, including Facebook. Blackley said some of the numbers used to call residents appear to be local numbers, but they are actually calling...

Accident near Home Depot Sunday sends one to hospital with minor injury

One person was injured when a church van collided with a pickup truck at 30th and Harrison Streets near The Home Depot in Batesville around 7:50 Sunday evening. According to Batesville Police, a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck was turning left off 30th Street while a...

Possession of meth, contempt of court and D.W.I. all lead to arrests in Izard County

Chief Deputy Earnie Blackley said David Wayne Taylor, 23, of Mountain Home was arrested by Deputy Geoffrey Watts for criminal trespass, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree criminal mischief. Taylor was placed in jail and then transferred to Baxter County apparently...

Desha man charged after attack with baseball bat

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Desha man after he was charged in Independence County Circuit Court with aggravated assault. The court information says David Raymon Gwinn, 56, is accused of assaulting a Sulphur Rock man, Wendall Dailey, with a baseball bat. According to...