Gary B. visits with Bill Miller about Grass Roots Equipment & Outdoors

Pic via Grass Roots Equipment & Outdoors Facebook Bill Miller, owner of Grass Roots Equipment and Outdoors, recently dropped by the White River Now studios with Gary B. about the all-new power equipment and outdoor supply retailer, located at 925 Batesville Blvd. in Batesville. Their...

Mayor meet to feature Batesville superintendent

Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh will hold his community meeting tonight and will feature Dr. Michael Hester, superintendent of the Batesville School District, as a guest. The meet kicks off at 5 p.m. at Josie's, 50 Riverbank Rd., in Batesville and is open to the public.

Mountain View shooting response leads police to drug house

A woman was apparently shot Thursday night, Nov. 30, inside what is described by authorities as a drug house at the corner of Cedar and Webb in Mountain View. Police were called to the shooting after 9 p.m. Thursday and found blood spots along with...

Batesville High instructor talks robots on Pioneer Update

Austin Muse, a mathematics and robotics instructor at Batesville High School, was the guest this morning's Pioneer Update. Muse visited with White River Now's Gary B. about the Pioneer robotic team and its participation in state and nationwide competition. To listen to the program on Soundcloud,...

Stone County man arrested, charged in sexual assault allegations

A Stone County man has been arrested and charged after an investigation into sexual assault allegations involving a female juvenile. Stone County Sheriff Lance Bonds said an investigation was conducted by Detective Sean Hickman of the sheriff’s office and an investigator from the Arkansas State...

Hwy. 25 across Greers Ferry Dam temporarily closing to traffic next week

From the Army Corps of Engineers office: HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. – The Corps of Engineers will close both lanes of Highway 25 across Greers Ferry Dam from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 and Thursday,  Dec. 14, weather permitting, to move work platforms...

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...

Magness man charged with cruelty to an animal injures deputies in struggle (Warning: graphic details)

A Magness man has been charged in Independence County Circuit Court with felony cruelty to an animal after he allegedly beat a dog until one of its eyes popped out. Court information said the incident occurred on Sunday, Dec. 3,  just before police were dispatched...

White River still running low

The White River is still running low at Batesville's Lock & Dam #1.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers coming to Batesville

Wichita, Kan.-based Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has announced a franchise agreement for three new area locations, including one in Batesville. The chain announced in a press release today that in addition to the Batesville location, local entrepreneur Kevin Morrow will also open new...

Batesville Chamber announces 2018 ‘Meeting & Gala’

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) has announced plans for their 2018 Annual Meeting & Gala, presented by First Community Bank. The event will be held at the Batesville Community Center, Friday, Jan. 26, at 5:30 p.m. In addition to First Community Bank, BACC...

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