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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

WATCH: Ribbon-cutting celebrating White River Now

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Thanks to all of the folks who came to this morning's ribbon-cutting for WhiteRiverNow.com -- your new free online source for regional news, events, and information. Coffee, scones, and cookies were provided by The Pinto Coffee and Comida, and the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors were...

Gary B.: Student on way to school comes upon vehicle with four individuals in ski-masks

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Monday morning, April 9, a high school student was on her way to school in Independence County when she came up behind a white colored vehicle with no tags turning onto Brewer Hill Road.   The student later told Sgt. Chris Toland of the Independence...

Possession of meth, contempt of court and D.W.I. all lead to arrests in Izard County

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Chief Deputy Earnie Blackley said David Wayne Taylor, 23, of Mountain Home was arrested by Deputy Geoffrey Watts for criminal trespass, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree criminal mischief. Taylor was placed in jail and then transferred to Baxter County apparently...

King to be inaugurated as Lyon College president

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Lyon College will inaugurate Dr. W. Joseph King as its 18th president at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018, according to a release from the college. Held in Couch Garden on the Lyon campus, the ceremony will both welcome the college’s new leader and...

Southside Project Graduation presents ‘Pitch Perfect’ at the Melba

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The Southside Projection Graduation Committee is hosting a free movie night tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10 at the Melba Theater, featuring the musical comedy, Pitch Perfect. Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the Southside High School Project Graduation. There will also be...

Harrisburg man charged with battery after his vehicle gets stuck in Batesville

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A Harrisburg, Ark., man has been charged in Independence County Circuit Court with second degree battery. The charge stems from an incident on April 3 in the 4900 block of Harrison Street.  The Circuit Court documents said Michael Brandon Bornhoft, 38, a current parolee, apparently had...

Retired Arkansas Supreme Court Judge speaks in Batesville on Issue 1

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Retired Arkansas Supreme Court Judge Annabelle Imber Tuck spoke to the Independence County Bar Association Tuesday about the ballot measure known as Issue 1, the proposed amendment to the Arkansas constitution scheduled to be on the November ballot that is often portrayed as a...

Naked Mountain View man taken into custody on arson charge after house burns

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When Stone County Sheriff Lance Bonds and his investigators were dispatched to a structure fire Wednesday, April 4, not only did they find a house on fire, but also found a naked man standing next to the home, watching it burn. The man, later identified...

Sheriff makes traffic stop; driver and passengers now face charges

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A traffic stop Tuesday by Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens on a pickup truck yielded charges on three individuals. The front seat passenger, Tim Collins, was found to have a warrant for his arrest out of Independence County and was taken into custody. A back seat...

Former juvenile detention guard pleads guilty to charges

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A news release from the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, says a former officer with the White River Detention Center in Batesville pleaded guilty Wednesday to two charges that stemmed from his use of pepper spray on a 15-year-old inmate. The former...

Melba to host ‘Talladega Nights’ screening with NASCAR legend Mark Martin

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The Melba Theater in Batesville will be having some NASCAR fun with a special screening of the Will Ferrell comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Sunday, April 15, with special guest, NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin. The event is a benefit for Batesville High School's...