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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Five percent raise for Independence County employees approved

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Article for White River Now by Madeline Pyle The Independence County Quorum Court approved an ordinance implementing five percent raises for county employees at last night's meeting, but not everyone will see a raise. Since funds are not available, the prosecuting attorney for the county will...

Batesville a finalist in state tourism award category

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Batesville is in the running for a prestigious state tourism award. The Governor's Conference on Tourism will be held in West Memphis, Mar. 11 through Mar. 13.  The awards ceremony during the Conference is called the Henry Awards which honor Henri de Tonti, the man historians...

LISTEN: White River Area Agency on Aging and caring for seniors during COVID-19

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Ted Hall (pictured) with the White River Area Agency on Aging dropped by the studios and talked with White River Now's Big Daddy Randy Alan about senior care during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Get up-to-date local and regional news along with the latest sports and...

Economic impact of tourism still on the rise for state and Independence County

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Featured image: Arkansas Welcome Center Staff visited Batesville for a familiarization tour on Sept. 30. / Image via Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Arkansas hosted more than 32 million visitors in 2018 who spent $7.37 billion in total travel expenditures, $408 million in state taxes...

Suddenlink presents check for FarmBots program at BHS

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Featured image (pictured, from left): Tonia Daniel, retail sales agent with Suddenlink Communications/Altice; Autumn Raviscioni, director of Our Father's Table; Ronald Mergy, instructor at Batesville High School; Candace Kirkendoll, communications community engagement specialist with Suddenlink Communications; Cadin Edgin, 10th grader; Sarah Winkle, 11th grader;...

Dine at Colton’s Tuesday night and help raise money for police body cameras

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The Rotary Club of Batesville and the Independence County Sheriff’s Department are teaming up with Colton’s Steakhouse to raise money for police body cameras. On Tuesday, March 26, the public is invited to eat dinner at Colton’s and support the purchase of body cameras for...

Sulphur Rock kindergarten celebrates Christmas with craft fun

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Sulphur Rock kindergarteners (from left) Ellery O'Neill, Trey Rhoades, Addie Jo Simpson, and Lynleigh Neal add birdseed to peanut butter on their Christmas birdfeeder during craft day on Monday morning. All kindergarteners made several Christmas and winter items during the event. Pic submitted

Gary B.: Light agenda for Monday’s Independence County Quorum Court meet

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The Independence County Quorum Court meets Monday, Feb. 11, and faces a relatively light agenda. The usual reports will be heard including Sheriff Shawn Stephens as he presents a restructuring of the jail pay scale. Court members will also choose a member of the...

LISTEN: Lyon College president talks sustaining higher ed in area at recent Batesville mayor meeting

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Lyon College President Dr. Joey King was the guest speaker at Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh’s monthly meeting Thursday, Sept. 6, at Josie's Steakhouse. The mayor's monthly meets are designed to keep area residents up-to-date with what’s going on in the area. To sustain higher education in...

UACCB and First Community Bank partner to bring national talent to Batesville

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UACCB, in partnership with First Community Bank, bring national acapella talent M-Pact to perform in concert at Independence Hall. The first concert entitled "White Christmas" is set for this Friday evening, December 14th, 7 p.m. at UACCB. M-Pact is celebrating 20 years of music and touring. ...

Haunted House to host Blood Drive event in Batesville Tuesday

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This Halloween, Main Street Batesville wants your blood! The Arkansas Blood Institute will be parked at "The Darkness: A Haunted House" from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30. The haunted house is located at 570 Stadium Dr. in Batesville. Donors will receive...