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Monday, July 22, 2019

Independence County Republican Party releases filing fees for primary

Charles Fuqua, the chairman of the Independence County Republican Party, has released to White River Now the filing fees for candidates for local offices in the May 22 primary: County Judge:  $600 Sheriff:  $500 County Assessor:  $400 County Treasurer:  $400 Circuit Clerk:  $400 County Clerk:  $400 Justice of the Peace (Quorum Court): ...

Independence County sales tax receipts up in January over last year

At their upcoming Feb. 12 meeting, members of the Independence County Quorum Court will be told sales tax receipts were up in January by five-and-a-half percent over last year. White River Now's Gary B. breaks down the numbers. The total tax brought in was just...

United Way concludes Tackle Hunger Food Drive

United Way of North Central Arkansas and its partners recently conducted the Tackle Hunger Food Drive to help stock the pantries of local organizations providing meals and food items to individuals in the community.  The food drive, which ran from Jan. 16 until Feb. 1,...

Gary B. takes a look at Batesville’s 2017 alcohol tax collections

Batesville's alcohol tax collections brought in just over $60,000 in 2017. White River Now's Gary B. takes a look the numbers which benefit the city's tourism program. Ten city businesses collected the tax which levies five percent on beer, wine, and liquor. Batesville City Clerk Denise...

Big portion of northern Arkansas under a Winter Weather Advisory beginning at 3 p.m.

A large portion of northern Arkansas will be under a Winter Weather Advisory from 3 p.m. today until 6 a.m. tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service. Freezing rain and some sleet are expected with total ice accumulations of up to two-tenths of an inch predicted,...

WRMC’s Chaplain’s Banquet rescheduled due to possible bad weather

Due to possible inclement weather in the area, the Chaplain's Banquet hosted by White River Medical Center that was to be held tonight has been rescheduled for Monday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imagining Conference...

Batesville School counselors recognized during National School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), is being celebrated this week by Batesville School District (BSD) to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as...

Afterschool tennis program for kids starting inside Batesville Community Center

NEATennis, an organization committed to furthering the physical, mental and social benefits of tennis, is teaming with the Batesville Parks and Recreation Department to offer a new afterschool tennis program, the After School Tennis Zone for kindergartners through sixth-graders inside the Batesville Community Center. The program...

First Community Bank donates $2,500 to Shooting Sports Foundation for BHS trap team

Bob Copeland (left), manager of the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex and the coach for the Batesville High School trap team, accepts a $2,500 donation from Dale Cole, chairman and CEO of First Community Bank. The donation was made to the Independence County Shooting...

911 hangup from reported teen runaway leads officers to Brushy Road residence

A 911 call sent officers Saturday evening to Brushy Road in Independence County. The call was from a 15-year-old juvenile female who had been reported as a runaway the day before to the Batesville Police Department. The female said she could not breathe, and...

Missing man with Alzheimer’s found by Izard County authorities

Emergency Personnel from several agencies in Izard County worked together Saturday to find an 80-year-old missing man with Alzheimer's.  The man lived in the Zion area. The agencies who worked together to find the man included the Izard County Sheriff’s Department, Zion Fire Department, Melbourne...