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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

2018 Red Hot Ladies Luncheon held today

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The 2018 Red Hot Ladies Luncheon was held today in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The luncheons are intended to raise awareness about issues impacting the lives of women, and inspire them to make positive changes and commit to...

ASU-Newport ‘Movies in the Park’ series starts tomorrow with ‘Back to the Future’

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ASU-Newport Movies in the Park starts this Saturday night (April 14) in downtown Newport with the 1985 classic, Back to the Future. A rare DeLorean car -- one of only 9,000 made -- will be on-hand as part of the fun. The movie will start at dusk,...

Region 8 News: State inmate from Stone County found hanging in cell

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Region 8 News is reporting Robert Ivy, 37, an inmate at the East Arkansas Regional Unit in Brickeys, was found hanging in a single-person cell Wednesday Night. The prisoner, who was from Stone County, was pronounced dead at 9:45 p.m. Click here for the report.    Robert...

Batesville superintendent recommending raise for all contracted employees to Board of Education

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Dr. Michael Hester, superintendent of the Batesville School District, said earlier this month he will be recommending to the Board of Education a 1.25 percent raise in pay for all contracted employees. He noted that as a result, the certified staff base starting salary will...

National Weather Service: ‘Robust’ storm system to move through Arkansas

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Be sure to stay tuned to Arkansas 103.3 KWOZ and 93 KZLE for severe weather info.

Governor to visit Batesville High next week to discuss coding

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Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson will be visiting the Batesville High School campus next Tuesday, April 17, to talk about computer coding. The governor wants students across the state to be offered the opportunity to learn coding and have the availability to make it a...

Stone County man in jail on multiple charges after A.T.V. pursuit

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A Floyd, Ark. man has been charged with multiple crimes in Stone County. Brent Allen Whitman, 24, was taken into custody in Cleburne County after authorities there arrested him after a pursuit with an A.T.V. that had been stolen at Gunner Pool in Stone County. Stone...

Ransomware attack on Dispatch calls for increased protection

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A few days ago, word came to White River Now that a ransomware attack was attempted on the Independence County Emergency Dispatch System. We reached out to County Judge Robert Griffin about the situation, and his reply via email is below: Dispatch is under my...

Independence County Jail inmate charged with felony after damage found in cell

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An inmate at the Independence County Jail has been charged in Independence County Circuit Court with first-degree criminal mischief, a felony.  He is also being charged as a habitual offender having previously been convicted of four or more felonies. The court record says that Dustin...

Batesville City Council adopts ordinance revising repayment schedule on bonds for new sewer plant and upgrades

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The Batesville City Council adopted an ordinance Tuesday revising a repayment schedule for sales and use tax bonds. Batesville voters in 2009 approved a special tax to finance a new sewer plant and upgrades to the sewer system costing $50 million. In 2015, the...

LISTEN: Gary B. interviews Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Jared Henderson

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Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Jared Henderson (D) dropped by the White River Now studios recently to discuss his candidacy and issues facing the state with White River Now's Gary B. Take a listen below. Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Arkansas governor Jared Henderson (right) discusses the issues with...