Long discussion over sick time policy highlights Monday’s Independence County Quorum Court meeting

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There was a long debate in last night’s Independence County Quorum Court meeting about adjustments to the sick time policy. Currently, the county policy mandates an official doctor’s note after three consecutive days of sick time use. The policy also allows employees to donate sick...

UACCB to celebrate final bond payment for Independence Hall

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The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) will celebrate the final payment on the bond for Independence Hall. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the east side of Independence Hall, Monday, Nov. 12. A reception with heavy hors-d'oeuvres will follow...

WRMC participates in Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign

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Every baby born at WRMC in February will receive a hand-knitted red hat to raise awareness for heart disease, the number one killer of adults in America, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect. It's part of the Little Hats,...

Worker’s Safety Conference scheduled for Sept. 26 at UACCB

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The 2019 Worker’s Safety Conference is on tap for Thursday, Sept. 26, at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB). The non-profit conference is hosted by the Regional Industrial Safety Alliance (RISA) which consists of local safety professionals and the Arkansas Department of...

One neighbor helping another: BPD HQ gets spruced up thanks to Bad Boy Mowers

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A crew from Bad Boy Mowers is helping its new neighbor, the Batesville Police Department (BPD), put a sparkle on the department's maintenance building behind the new police headquarters. The BPD moved to the former Dowell Transport building at 51 Industrial Dr. a few weeks...

ASUN professor writes first textbook, teaches students through her own experiences

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It’s important for teachers to build relationships with their students. Many teachers will say it’s one of the defining characteristics of student success. One assistant professor at ASU-Newport (ASUN) goes beyond just building a relationship with her students. She literally uses parts of her...

Arkansas Business puts spotlight on Batesville Police Department

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Arkansas Business, the statewide weekly business journal, has posted an article spotlighting the Batesville Police Department and its community outreach programs. Read all about it by clicking here. Image via ArkansasBusiness.com

First Community Bank to sponsor Arkansas Flower and Garden Show at state fairgrounds

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First Community Bank will be the presenting sponsor at the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show to be held on Feb. 28, 29, and March 1 at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds, featuring gardening expert P. Allen Smith, the bank said in a release. The release said...

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...

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...