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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Ribbon cutting held for new Bank of Cave City branch in Batesville

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Batesville branch of the Bank of Cave City on Tuesday, Jan. 8. The Bank of Cave City is a full-service bank, which offers loans, checking and savings accounts, quality customer service,...

Gary B.: Man charged with 2016 murder of area child soon to be eligible for parole, filing for clemency

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White River Now's Gary B. was recently sent a Facebook posting concerning the people entangled in the Skylar Shellstrom murder trial. On Nov. 19, 2016, a couple -- Victoria Dycus and James “Hagen” Glenn -- reported to authorities that Dycus’ 4-year-old daughter, Skylar Shellstrom, was...

Mountain View City Council to meet tonight

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The Mountain View City Council meets tonight. The council will address several budget items and hear about the Jimmy Driftwood Statue and U.S. Census Bureau jobs. There will be four budgets before the aldermen:  The City of Mountain View, Water and Sewer, the Water Plant,...

Prosecuting attorney files charges in Independence County Circuit Court against seven area residents

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The prosecuting attorney's office has agreed with the investigation results from the Independence County Sheriff’s Department and filed charges against seven in Independence County Circuit Court. Six of the seven cases involved illegal drugs. The one case not involving drugs involve a case of aggravated...

Bowling: Southside versus Norfork at Driftwood Lanes in Mountain Home

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Boys Results: Southside-8, Norfork-5 Singles Matches: Southside won 565-489, 571-514, 432-419 and Norfork won 490-426. Bakers Matches: Southside won 179-148 and Norfork won 213-198. For Southside, Lance Mynatt led with a school record 268 high game.  Combined with his second game of 236,  he also set a...

Stone County officials schedule meetings to discuss new jail and funding

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Stone County officials will be at the Stone County Senior Center in Mountain View. There will be two meetings. One on January 16 and one on January 30, both at 10:30 a.m. Officials are meeting to discuss the Stone County Detention Center and sales...

Jonesboro man found to be in possession of illegal drugs after Newark traffic stop

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A traffic stop in Newark over the weekend resulted in a Jonesboro man being jailed. On Saturday night, Jan. 5, 53-year-old Marcus Shane Boyster’s Toyota SUV was pulled over by Independence County Sheriff's Deputy Cydney Baxter after Baxter noticed the SUV pulling onto Sixth Street...

Wrong place at wrong time for woman at residence during compliance check

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Wrong place at the wrong time. That was the case for 38-year-old Jennifer Lee Melton of Newport. Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens, Chief Deputy Aaron Moody, Detective Michael Moody and Investigator Chris Toland along with Batesville Police Department Investigator Dillon Sallas made a compliance check on...

Stone County man charged after pot, meth found during traffic stop

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A routine traffic stop has led to a Stone County man being charged with drug-related felonies. Michael E. Feezor, 40, was stopped on a traffic violation on Dec. 31. An investigation ensued when the smell of burnt marijuana came from the vehicle, according to court...

Newport man killed in one-vehicle accident

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A young Newport man was killed early this morning in a one-vehicle accident on state Highway 224 South in Jackson County. The investigating officer for the Arkansas State Police, Cpl. Daniel Riley, said the victim, Roger Jones Jr., 22, was driving his GMC pickup west...

Stone County Medical Center cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation moves to new location

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The cardiac rehabilitation program at Stone County Medical Center (SCMC) has seen exponential growth since opening in May of 2018. So, to accommodate, Kevin Spears, SCMC's chief operating officer, says the program has now relocated to 2010 E. Main St., Suite C, next to...