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Six sentenced to jail in Stone County Circuit Court action

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Last week in Stone County Circuit Court, six individuals entered negotiated pleas of guilty and were sentenced to jail terms. Joshua Kane Lee (above), 30, entered a guilty plea to six illegal drug counts during his negotiation. He was sentenced to 72 months in a...

Rotary Club of Batesville holds 2019 Community Awards

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The Rotary Club of Batesville held its 2019 Community Awards at the civic club’s officer induction and annual awards night, Monday, June 24, at Colton’s Steak House on St. Louis St. in Batesville. Honorees included: Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens (right, with the Rotary Club of...

Independence County Public Education Foundation requests proposals for education efforts

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The Independence County Public Education Foundation is requesting proposals that align with their mission to further the county’s growth in education.  The foundation has identified four main priorities: adaptation and continuation of the Independence Promise Scholarship Program, early childhood education, workforce education, and a community...

Melbourne man arrested after he was found digging in bushes near a Batesville motel

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Photo courtesy of independencesheriff.org A Melbourne man was arrested and charged with possession of illegal drugs Saturday after he was found digging in bushes near a Batesville motel. Alexander Hall (pictured), 32, was found pacing around the motel and digging into bushes when Officer Rick King...

LISTEN: Elliot Sampley talks with Big Daddy Randy Alan about the upcoming Scots Spectacular event

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Elliot Sampley of Lyon College stopped by the White River Now studios to chat with Big Daddy Randy Alan about his new role at the college and the upcoming fundraiser event "Scots Spectacular" for the athletics program.

Lyon participates in first Batesville Pride Celebration

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Psychology professor Dr. Jennifer Daniels (left), Dean of Students Dr. Patrick Mulick (middle), and Student Engagement Specialist Unswella Ankton work the Lyon booth at the first-ever Batesville Pride Celebration. / Article by Kelby Newcomb, Lyon College / Image via Lyon College Lyon College demonstrated its...

Over 800 attend Saturday’s Pride Celebration in Batesville

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Image: Batesville PRIDE's Facebook page Over 800 people attended the first-ever Batesville Pride Celebration Saturday afternoon in Main Street's Pocket Park. The park was decorated in festive colors representing the spectra of the LGBTQ community.  The gathering featured music, entertainment, games, food, art, health and safety...

Laudromat patron narrowly escapes injury when the business’ sign falls off roof

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Photo submitted. A big wind blew through the 2100 block of Harrison Street in Batesville just before 2 p.m. on Sunday causing a building sign to fall on two vehicles, damaging both. Batesville Police Officer, Melissa Wilkey, said when she arrived she saw a large metal...

Two men arrested after an investigation of complaints of two separate home invasions

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Two men were arrested after an investigation of complaints of two home invasions on June 13 according to the Batesville Police Department. The two incidents were found to be connected by descriptions of the same suspect, which led to the arrest of Keyonta Childress, 18. According...

Batesville couple arrested on numerous drug charges, firearm seized

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Pictured, Therron Riddle (left) and Tracey Medley (right). Photos courtesy of  independencesheriff.org inmate roster. A man and woman were arrested in Batesville on Friday, June 21 on numerous drug charges after police searched their residence on Lawson Drive. According to Dillon Sallas, Narcotics Investigator for the...

Batesville High School graduates of the 1960s set reunion date

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The Batesville High School classes of the 1960s have set the date for their reunion this fall in Batesville. The event, “BHS Homecoming” will take place Friday, October 18 and will run through the weekend. Beginning on Friday, the group will gather at the Batesville High...