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Batesville Motor Speedway holds 2017 awards banquet

The Batesville Motor Speedway 2017 Awards Presentations and Banquet was held Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Chimney Rock Cattle Company facility in Concord, Ark. A record number of attendees were present as the top ten drivers in five divisions were recognized with awards and trophies...

Stone County Circuit Court news: felony drug violations, hindering apprehension

A Stone County woman was charged this week in Stone County Circuit Court with two felony drug violations. The court information says Valerie M. Butler, 45, admitted to authorities that she was selling marijuana out of her residence on State Highway 66 West for a...

Stone County man enters guilty plea on two counts

Earlier this week, a Stone County man entered a negotiated plea of guilty in Stone County Circuit Court to two counts of delivery of a controlled substance. David H. Muse, 54, was sentenced by Judge Tim Weaver to 72 months probation and 60 days in a...

Independence County Republicans announce filing period

The Independence County Republican Committee announced yesterday that filing for county and township offices will begin at noon on Feb. 22 and end at noon on March 1. Candidates will file at the Independence County Courthouse. The party’s location will be in the first-floor hallway. A...

Paxson named WRMC Administrator

A new administrator will handle the day-to-day hospital operations at White River Medical Center (WRMC). Gary Paxson, RN, BSN, MS has been named White River Medical Center Administrator, according to Gary L. Bebow, the CEO of White River Health System (WRHS). As WRHS CEO, Bebow will lead...

New tourism brand launched for Batesville and Independence County

The City of Batesville Advertising and Promotion Commission has launched the new tourism brand for Batesville and Independence County. Experience Independence will become the community brand of the new tourism program and visitor center located at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce located at...

Batesville Community Center now participating in Silver&Fit program

The Batesville Community Center and Aquatics Park is now participating in one of the nation's leading exercise and healthy aging programs for Medicare members: Silver&Fit. The Batesville Parks and Recreation made the announcement yesterday in a press release. Participation in the Silver&Fit program's network of fitness...

Charlotte King and Jenifer Walls discuss Main Street Batesville’s 2018 Winter Gala

Main Street Batesville's 2018 Winter Gala is coming up Friday, Feb. 2. Charlotte King and Jenifer Walls dropped by the Arkansas 103.3 KWOZ studio this morning to discuss the annual fundraiser. Listen to the interview with Gary B. below. For more info on the Main Street...

AGFC wildlife officer rescues injured bald eagle near Newport

Last week, an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officer rescued an injured bald eagle found near U.S. Highway 67/167 in Jackson County. AGFC wildlife officer Sgt. Ron Davidson captured the injured bird on the highway just south of Newport. Around 12 p.m. on Jan....

Dr. O.E. Jones, publisher and co-owner of the Batesville Daily Guard, passes

Condolences to the family of Dr. O.E. Jones, the publisher and co-owner of the Batesville Daily Guard. Dr. Jones passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, after a brief illness. Below is his obituary from Roller-Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville: Dr. Oscar Eve (O.E.) Jones died January 27...

Enjoy video of First Community Bank’s new memorial garden and flag at night

The new memorial garden at First Community Bank in Batesville was dedicated last week. The garden is located next to the bank's headquarters at St. Louis and Harrison. Enjoy this footage of the garden at night.