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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Independence County Sheriff: Stolen delivery truck found

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Gary B. and White River Now reported yesterday (click here for the story) of two vehicles that had been stolen over the weekend. One vehicle was recovered by the Independence County Sheriff’s Department in a matter of hours, and the other had not yet been...

Provost speaks to Batesville Rotary about Lyon College’s plan for growth

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Dr. Melissa P. Taverner, provost at Lyon College, spoke to the Batesville Rotary Club Monday and said the college is looking to build the college student population to around 1,100 students during its four-year strategic plan. This is the first year of that plan. Taverner...

Batesville man charged with burglary

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A Batesville man was charged Wednesday in Independence County Circuit Court with felony residential burglary and misdemeanor theft. The court information alleges David Noal Hollingshad, 23, illegally entered the residence of William Brown on May 3, and stole several items. In the court record, prosecutors said...

KATV: One dead, three injured after boat capsizes on Lake Norfork Sunday

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KATV has the news of a boating accident on Lake Norfork over the weekend. Click here for the story.

Cave City man charged with striking pregnant girlfriend

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A Cave City man has been charged with felony third-degree battery in Independence County Circuit Court. The charge stems from an incident on Dec. 4 in Independence County in which 34-year-old Jake Yehudi Porter is accused of striking his girlfriend, who is pregnant, in such...

Crye-Leike Batesville welcomes new agent Stacey Rogers

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Stacey Rogers has joined Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center, Inc. as a Sales Associate. Rogers is a third generation family member to obtain her real estate license. She is the daughter of Doyle "Rog" Rogers, Jr., and the granddaughter of the late Doyle Rogers, Sr.,...

Concord High School recognized for math scores

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Last week, the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas recognized Concord High School as a school that showed high growth on the math portion of the ACT Aspire exam. The OEP recognizes various high-performing Arkansas schools each year, and this year...

Democratic candidate for Arkansas AG visits Batesville

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The Democratic candidate vying for the Arkansas attorney general's office, Mike Lee (pictured below), spoke last night at the July meet of the Independence County Democrats held at Josie's Steakhouse in Batesville. Lee told the group he would be an attorney general "for the...

Independence County Sheriff’s Department to receive a new patrol unit this year

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The city of Batesville announced this week it is replacing high-mileage police department vehicles with five new police units, so we asked the Independence County Sheriff about his department’s vehicles. Sheriff Shawn Stephens said many of his units have over 150,000 miles on them, some...

Suspect in Newark vehicle theft taken into custody at Newport

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The suspect in a motor vehicle theft from a Newark residence on Saturday, Feb. 9, was taken into custody later that day in Newport, according to authorities. Newport Police informed Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens that Ian Matthew Fuller, 19, was in their custody, and...

Batesville City Council meets tonight; JP Abbott to appear

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The Batesville City Council will hear from Independence County Justice of the Peace Johnathan Abbott tonight when the council members address new business. Abbott represents District 9 on the Independence County Quorum Court. District 9 is in the Batesville city limits. The information from the...