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Stone County juvenile charged with rape in circuit court

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A Stone County juvenile has been charged in Stone County Circuit Court with three counts of rape, a Class Y felony. Information on the probable cause for arrest said the male suspect, who is under the age of 18, admitted to the allegations during questioning...

Forbis joins Citizens Bank Board of Directors

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Jeff Teague, chairman of the board of Citizens Bank, has announced the appointment of Mark S. Forbis to the Citizens Bank Board of Directors, according to a release from the Batesville-based financial institution. Forbis recently retired after a 31-year career with Jack Henry & Associates,...

WRMC recognized as Top 100 rural and community hospital; only hospital in Arkansas to receive recognition

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White River Medical Center (WRMC) recently announced it has been named a 2020 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This annual award honoring rural hospital performance is determined by the results of iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX,...

Black History Month: Lyon College, UACCB partner for community celebration Feb. 23

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Lyon College and the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) are partnering again to celebrate the legacy of the African American community. The fourth annual Black History Month Celebration will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at UACCB. State Sen. Joyce...

Man arrested again in Southside after reports of harassing customers outside gas station

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A Batesville man has been arrested after authorities say he again refused to leave a Southside gas station location. According to the incident report, Independence County Deputy Sheriff Carey Thomas was dispatched to the Conoco station and convenience store in Southside last night concerning a...

Stone County man hit with four felony drug charges after parole officers pay visit

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According to court information, a 58-year-old man has been charged after authorities discovered illegal drug paraphernalia during a recent probation compliance check at a Stone County residence. Documents filed in Stone County Circuit Court said state probation and parole officers along with deputies from the...

Suddenlink presents check for FarmBots program at BHS

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Featured image (pictured, from left): Tonia Daniel, retail sales agent with Suddenlink Communications/Altice; Autumn Raviscioni, director of Our Father's Table; Ronald Mergy, instructor at Batesville High School; Candace Kirkendoll, communications community engagement specialist with Suddenlink Communications; Cadin Edgin, 10th grader; Sarah Winkle, 11th grader;...

Main Street Batesville projects honored at state conference

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Featured image (from left): Robb Roberts (executive vice president, First Community Bank); Phil Baldwin (CEO, Citizens Bank); Mandi Curtwright (executive director, Main Street Batesville); David Thompson (owner of Thompson's Jewelry and co-chair of The River Haunt); Ashley Walker (board member, Independence County Library); Danny...

Early voting begins Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020

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The 2020 election cycle for the Preferential Primary begins Tuesday with the opening of early vote polling sites in Batesville at the Batesville Community Center & Aquatics Center and in Southside at the new Southside City Hall building.  Polls open at 8:00 a.m. and...

BPD: ‘Disoriented’ man in Walmart parking lot turns out to be previously convicted felon; meth discovered

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Batesville Police Department officers were called to the Walmart Supercenter in Batesville yesterday to check on a male subject parked in a handicapped parking space who appeared to be unconscious. According to court records, BPD Patrolman Chris Rogers said he woke the man, Adam Cole...

Batesville Police report fake $100 bill plus stolen van

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Batesville Police say a female tried to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at a Batesville Sonic Drive-In without success. Officer Chris Rogers said an employee took the "funny money" with the female saying she wanted her change in twenty dollar bills. The Sonic employee said when...