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Two charged after burglary and theft at residence on Old Camp Road

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Two men have been arrested and charged in Independence County Circuit Court with burglary and theft of property from a residence on Old Camp Road, just east of Batesville. The Affidavit of Probable Cause for Arrest said approximately $3,000 in U.S. currency ($100 bills), $3,000...

Batesville City Council receives report on what 1.5 million Christmas lights can do

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During the Christmas holidays, over 1.5 million Christmas lights were brought to life in Riverside Park during the city's White River Winter Wonderland. The number of lights was contained in a report the Batesville City Council received at last night's meeting. It was also noted...

Batesville Montessori presents check to city after White River Wonderland 3K and Fun Run

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Batesville Montessori's Monica Stjohn (right) and Samantha Tate (center) present a check for $1,000 to Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh (left) at last night's Batesville City Council meeting. Batesville Montessori made the gift after their White River Wonderland 3K and Fun Run, a portion of...

Sold out BACC annual meeting takes guests to the disco, Honors Award Winners

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s (BACC) Annual Meeting and Gala was held Friday, Jan. 25 at the Batesville Community Center. The “Friday Night Fever” 70s-themed event attracted nearly 400 guests and celebrated community work toward IMPACT goals in 2018 and outstanding business and...

Trespassing leads to four arrests in Stone County

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A call to the Stone County Sheriff’s Department reporting a vehicle trespassing on private property in the Pleasant Grove area led to four individuals being arrested. Deputy Justin Meeks answered the call and found four individuals walking in a field toward a vehicle. One of...

Batesville City Council to meet and handle unfinished business

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The Batesville City Council will meet in regular session Tuesday, Jan. 29 and handle one item under unfinished business. It will be the third and final reading of an ordinance to amend the residential curbside waste pickup ordinance. (To read more about the ordinance,...

Batesville nursing assistant charged after taking financial advantage of elderly

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A Batesville woman has been charged with 22 felonies after being caught taking financial advantage of some of Batesville’s elderly. According to court info, Batesville Police Department Criminal Investigator Fred Friar was brought into the case when the manager of Eagle Mountain Assisted Living, Sheila...

UACCB board of visitors hears review of progress toward Guided Pathways launch

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Dr. Rob Johnstone, founder and president of the National Center for Inquiry and Improvement (NCII), told the board of visitors at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) at a recent meeting that the college was making impressive strides in its efforts...

Independence County Sheriff’s Office unveils new jail management software

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During an afternoon press conference today, Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens unveiled a new jail management software system. During a demonstration by Jail Supervisor Sissy Wilson, it was quite apparent the new system is user-friendly. Stephens said the software is proudly named “SIMS.” The acronym stands...

Sheriff’s Department: Inmate community service worker walks off work detail at recycling center

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An inmate community service worker has walked off work detail at Independence County Recycling Center, according to a post on the Independence County Sheriff's Department's Facebook account. Tyler Mitchell was last seen around 11:45 a.m. at the recycling center. The sheriff’s department was notified at...

Two charged after theft of ball game money at Cedar Ridge School

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Two young men, ages 18 and 19, from Sulphur Rock have been charged in Independence County Circuit Court with stealing money from Cedar Ridge School. Court documents say the burglary and resulting theft occurred in mid-January after school ball games on Friday, Jan. 11, at...