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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Area counties receive courthouse restoration grants

Stone, Independence, Cleburne, and Lawrence counties were among 24 counties who shared $l.7 million dollars in Courthouse Restoration Grants. Stone received:  $111,929. Cleburne received:  $40,000. Independence County:  $54,600. Lawrence County:  $215,730. Altogether, the Arkansas Historic Preservation program, awarded $2.9 million dollars in grants for projects in...

Formal charges now filed after trailer park bust

Formal charges were filed in Independence County Circuit Court Wednesday against 44-year-old Eric James Nelson. As recounted in a story on White River Now from earlier this week (available here), Nelson was a wanted man for violating rules of his parole. Nelson was spotted in...

Two owners of Batesville businesses arrested for keeping a gambling house

The owners of two Batesville businesses were arrested and each charged with keeping a gambling house, a felony. A 50-year-old Hispanic male, Hilario Huerta and a 42-year-old Hispanic female, Mirtha Jasso, were both charged and released on their own recognizance. Batesville Police Department Lieutenant of Criminal...

First Community Bank announces promotions

First Community Bank has announced promotions in several departments and branches of the organization, according to Boris Dover, the organization’s president and chief operating officer. “When asked what has made our company so successful, the answer is our people,” said Dover. “We have been so...

Gary B.: UACCB holds ‘Celebration of Service’ for Moss, Paul

A Celebration of Service was held at mid-day yesterday (June 27) at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) for longtime employees Tina Paul and Beverly Moss. Both are retiring from their positions. This scribe did not know Beverly Moss, but I've have...

ArDOT recommends Boswell and Broad Street signal be removed

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) has completed a signal study on the existing signals at the Hwy. 69B (Boswell Street) and Broad Street intersection in Batesville.ArDOT recommends the light be removed for improved mobility without compromising safety. The “SIGNAL UNDER STUDY FOR REMOVAL” signs...

Batesville City Council to hold special session Thursday

The Batesville City Council will meet in special session late Thursday afternoon, June 28, to consider an ordinance as recommended by the city’s Planning Commission which would change the city’s zoning code. The change is necessary to allow for a facility to help children heal...

WATCH: White River Now visits with Nashville songwriter and Batesville native Matt Dame about his career

White River Now's Chad Whiteaker recently had the opportunity to visit over the phone with Batesville native Matt Dame about his music career in Nashville and his new single, "Last Man Standing." Watch and listen below.  [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGaFOr0pWms]

WATCH: Batesville’s Walmart holds ribbon-cutting for new Pickup service; online grocery Pickup begins today at store

A ribbon-cutting was held yesterday for the Batesville Walmart's new online grocery shopping program -- Pickup. The service, which will allow shoppers to order items through Walmart's app or the store's website at grocery.walmart.com, will begin today. A recent check of the Batesville site revealed...

Arkansas State Police: A reminder to ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ during upcoming holiday period

During the upcoming July 4 holiday period, nationwide projections indicate the number of Americans who plan to travel 50 miles or more away from home could top 47-million travelers, according to the American Automobile Association. Law enforcement records show a pattern of increased consumption of...

Independence County authorities arrest wanted man after struggle in trailer park (UPDATED)

Having information on the location of a wanted man, Independence County Narcotics Officer Chris Toland along with Sheriff Shawn Stephens, Chief Deputy Aaron Moody, and Probation/Parole Officer Melissa Stephens recently responded to a mobile home in the Spring Valley Trailer Park outside Batesville. When they...