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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center announces winners of Christmas decorating contest

Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center, Inc. recently announced the winners of the "'Twas the Lights Before Christmas' Home Decorating Contest," sponsored by Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center, Inc.; The Home Depot; W.R.D. Entertainment, Inc.; and David's Home and Sleep Center. Rex Brightwell (pictured) was awarded...

BREAKING: Reports say house destroyed by fire on Ruddell Hill in Batesville

UPDATE, 11:10 a.m.: White River Now's Gary B. spoke with the Ruddell Hill Volunteer Fire Department about the early morning blaze. Read the article here. Authorities were on the scene Friday morning at a house fire in the Ruddell Hill area of Batesville. Reports noted...

Batesville’s Cathy Drew to be inducted into Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

Talk Business and Politics has the news that Batesville's Cathy Drew, the executive director of the Ozark Gateway Tourism Council, is being inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame. Congrats Cathy! Here's the info.

Region 8 News: Batesville School District begins program to help students with grades, responsibilities

A new program entitled ZAP -- which stands for Zeros Aren't Permitted -- has been instituted in the Batesville School District. Region 8 News in Jonesboro recently caught up with Batesville High School principal David Campbell to discuss the program which promotes improving grades and...

WRMC welcomes first baby of 2018

Baby Xavior helped his mom, Rebecca, ring in the New Year in a special way.  Xavior Robert Skala was the first baby of 2018 at White River Medical Center (WRMC) in Batesville. Delivered by Dr. Caroline Carlton, he was born on Jan. 2 at...

Main Street Batesville’s Winter Gala scheduled for Feb. 2

Main Street Batesville has planned their Annual Winter Gala for Friday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at The Main Street Loft inside the Barnett Building located at 267 E. Main St. in downtown Batesville. The theme for this year’s event will be "Urban Cowboy" with an...

Stone County man in custody after resisting arrest at sheriff’s department

An Edgemont, Ark. man was taken into custody after resisting arrest at the Stone County Sheriff's Department. Danuel Osburn had driven to the department Wednesday, Jan. 3, to pay a fine, according to a statement from Sheriff Lance Bonds. After contact from Arkansas State Trooper B. Johnson of Troop...

VIDEO: Batesville Fire Dept. on scene of blaze in west side of town

Here is some new video footage of the Batesville Fire Department fighting a house fire on the west side of town this morning. We'll provide more information as this story develops. UPDATE, 4:18 p.m.: Read more about the blaze here with new comments from BFD Chief...

UPDATE: Batesville Fire Dept. on scene of blaze

Reports are filtering into White River Now that the Batesville Fire Department is on the scene of a structure fire on the west side of town. Initial reports indicated the fire was on Main Street, but officials believe the wind is pushing smoke from the...

UPDATE: Independence County Sheriff’s Dept. report stolen tractor found in Thida

UPDATE, 3:30 p.m., Jan. 3, 2018: The Independence County Sheriff's Department has reported the tractor has been found in Thida. No arrests have been made but there is a person of interest. The Independence County Sheriff's Department is on the lookout for a 2017 Kubota M7060HD...

Boil water notice for Bethesda, Cushman and parts of Batesville

The Arkansas Department of Health has issued a boil water notice for Bethesda, Cushman, as well as the west side of Batesville and the Denny Hill and Ruddell Hill areas. The order was issued as a precautionary measure because of the possibility that contaminated water...