Batesville City Council approves rezoning a Harrison St. property to commercial

The Batesville City Council approved a zoning change and accepted a deed of dedication of an alley at Tuesday's meeting. The zoning change affects a tract of land near Harrison Street and adjacent to the former Batesville Country Club and Golf Course. The tract...

READ: Batesville Mayor Elumbaugh’s ‘State of the City’ address in full

2018 marks my 12th year as your mayor and I am excited to bring you the State of the City. Each year as I prepare for this address I am humbled by the trust you have placed in me, and by the phenomenal support and...

Independence County Sheriff thanks fellow law enforcement agencies

Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens has sent out a big “Thank You” to other law enforcement agencies who assisted his department in regard to the death of Chief Deputy Jeff Sims. Sheriff Stephens said this morning, March 21, that he is grateful for the assistance from...

Gary B.: Casey’s General Store in Batesville opening Thursday, March 29

A new business in Batesville, Casey’s General Store, will open on Thursday, March 29. Casey’s is located at 1701 Harrison Street in Batesville across from the north entrance to the White River Medical Center.   A two-day grand opening event on Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7,...

Provider moves to new location

Jyoti Chaudhary, MD, Internal Medicine has moved her practice to 3443 Harrison St. in Batesville. The WRMC Internal Medicine Clinic is now located inside the Diagnostic Clinic at the White River Medical Center (WRMC). Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical...

Independence County offices to close early tommorow for Sims funeral

Independence County Judge Robert Griffin said today that Independence County offices will be closed Wednesday to allow for attendance to the funeral of Chief Deputy Jeff Sims, who passed away unexpectedly over the weekend. The judge said the offices will close at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon...

Newark woman charged with felony possession

An Independence County woman may be headed back to jail after a home visit by parole officers and county deputies allegedly found three firearms in her Newark residence. Jamey L. Durbin, 35, is a previously convicted felon on parole and has apparently absconded from her...

Flags to fly half-staff to honor late Chief Deputy Sims

UPDATE: Independence County Judge Robert Griffin has also requested for all county flags to be flown at half-staff. "I am happy to lower the flags as well in honor of Chief Sims,” the judge said. In honor of the over 20 years of service in...

Batesville Mayor’s State of the City address to highlight Tuesday’s council meeting

Mayor Rick Elumbaugh’s State of the City address highlights next Tuesday’s Batesville city council meeting. The aldermen will also hear monthly reports from the police department and the city engineer.  Members will also consider an ordinance to rezone property on Harrison Street from R-l (residential...

Sims funeral services announced; Chief Deputy passed away Saturday

A long-time public servant and the Chief Deputy Sheriff of Independence County passed away Saturday in Batesville. Chief Jeff Sims was 44 years old and lived at Sulphur Rock.  He was found deceased by a relative at his brother’s residence on Bryant Street in Batesville....

Two charged in Stone County with felony theft

A man and his companion have been charged in Stone County Circuit Court with felony theft by receiving and improper use of a vehicle registration. A brush guard and a tailgate were in the possession of Scottie Lee Bramlett, 44, and Crystal Joy Housley, 39....