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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Harps Food Store of Southside donates to local non-profits

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  Thanks to a program called "Christmas for Communities", Harps Food Stores of Southside, AR presented United Way of North Central AR with a $500 check. They also gave five $500 gift cards to Family Violence Prevention, Inc, totaling $2,500. Harps Food Stores in total has...

Batesville City Council approves budget, receives update from police chief

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The Batesville City Council approved the budget for 2018 at Monday’s meeting. The projected revenue for 2018 is $7,856,740. The projected expenditures are $7,773,539. That leaves revenue over expenditures at $83,201. When this year’s budget (2017) was passed it projected revenues at $7.5 million and expenditures...

Stone County search warrant leads to arrest

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A Stone County woman is in jail after authorities executed a search warrant related to a burglary and theft from earlier this month. After developing leads, investigators with the Stone County Sheriff's Department conducted a search warrant Tuesday, Dec. 18, on Josephine's Road in Stone...

Batesville City Council amends parts of zoning code

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The Batesville City Council adopted three ordinances amending the Batesville Zoning Code at its' Monday meeting. One of the ordinances allows the use of a Planned Development (PD). The purposes of this district are to promote flexibility and innovation in the design of large-scale developments,...

Batesville City Council tables proposed resolution to hike trash fees until next meet

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  A proposed resolution to increase fees for trash and garbage pickup service was tabled Monday evening’s Batesville City Council meeting. When the resolution was introduced, Mayor Rick Elumbaugh noted rates had not been increased since 2010. Under the proposed resolution, residential garbage and trash...

Hometown Teams Exhibit now open

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The Old Independence Regional Museum held their reveal celebration of the new exhibit, Hometown Teams, on Saturday, December 16. NASCAR Hall of Fame member, Mark Martin, was in attendance and spoke of the role his hometown has played in his legendary career.

Batesville School Board approves ‘Option 1’; Central to repurpose for Preschool

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The Batesville School District (BSD) board of directors have passed a strategic plan for the repurposing of Central Magnet Elementary and restructuring of the current BSD grades. Known as "Option 1," the plan will have the preschool move from the Batesville Preschool Center to the...

Merchants and Planters Bank Opens New Full-Service Banking Location in Batesville 

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Merchants and Planters Bank has announced the opening of their new, full-service banking office, located at 3081 Harrison Street in Batesville, AR. They officially opened for business on Monday, November 20th, offering an extensive line of financial solutions, complete with checking accounts, savings accounts,...

Batesville City Council to discuss food trucks, garbage fees, 2018 budget and more

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The Batesville City Council will hear the second readings of three ordinances concerning the Batesville Zoning Code at tonight's meeting. One of the ordinances is in regard to planned development. Another is regarding limitations placed on local mobile food vendors, and the third concerns the...

Independence County man shot after confrontation with police

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A confrontation with police by a man who had civil papers to be served on him resulted in the man being shot early Saturday evening, around 7:15 p.m. near the parking lot of an area restaurant just south of the White River bridge at...

Batesville Schools not applying for early start to 2018 school year

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Batesville School District (BSD) Superintendent Dr. Michael Hester says the district has not applied for the waiver with the state to start the next school year five days early. “With the proposed changes in the pending strategic plan, the teachers and the administration feel...