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Four women charged in Stone County attack

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Stone County and Van Buren County deputies were called to a mobile home on Thomas Road, Saturday, May 5, regarding an assault on a woman and man at that address. When Van Buren County deputies arrived on the scene, the suspects were gone, according to...

Additional suspect charged in Southside marijuana case

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A second suspect has been charged in a case last week involving the sale of marijuana from a residence on Firehouse Road in the Southside area of Independence County. Trinity Dyer was charged in the case earlier this week. The second suspect charged is 22-year-old...

LISTEN: Amanda Reaves visits with White River Now about ‘Spokes for Hope’

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Amanda Reaves (pictured), with the Children's Advocacy Center of Independence County, was recently in the studios of the White River Now radio stations to talk about "Spokes for Hope,"  a bike-riding fundraiser coming Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will...

Batesville Police arrest woman charged with filing false police report

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After an investigation of a reported domestic altercation, a Batesville-area woman was charged with filing a false police report. When Batesville Police Department (BPD) patrolman Rick King arrived at the location, he found Hong Thay Hughes, 29, outside the residence. She reported to police that she...

Independence County Sheriff’s Department Warrant List for week of March 18

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The Independence County Sheriff’s Department has started a new program by listing the names of 20 to 25 individuals each week who have active warrants for the public to assist in locating. The list is being released alphabetically, according to the department, and it...

LISTEN: Big Daddy visits with BHS athletic trainer about free physicals for Batesville student athletes, participating in an Iron Man triathlon and more

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Keith Shireman, the Batesville High School athletic trainer, dropped by the White River Now studios to visit with Big Daddy Randy about his recent participation in an Iron Man triathlon, winning the state Athletic Trainer Award, and free physicals for Batesville student athletes coming up...

Local businessman and Kiwanis President Charles Covington passes away

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Photo from Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Local businessman and current Kiwanis President Charles Covington (pictured) passed away Thursday morning. Covington was known for his activity in the Batesville community and as the owner and operator of Batesville Furniture. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later...

Mountain View voters approve sewer improvement funding

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Some months ago, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality informed the city of Mountain View to get its sewer plant and collection system into compliance with standards. On Tuesday, the city held a special vote regarding two options to bring the system into compliance...

Sabic’s game-high 27 points lead the men’s Lyon Scots past Williams Baptist

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Emir Sabic tied his season-high of 27 points to lead all scorers, as the Lyon College men’s basketball team shot past Williams Baptist College (WBC), 76-56, in the American Midwest Conference (AMC) “Game of the Week” inside Becknell Gymnasium. Lyon evened its regular-season record to...

UPDATE: Revised burning ordinance discussed at Batesville City Council meeting; ordinance now posted online

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The hot ticket item at Tuesday night’s Batesville City Council meeting was a "burning" issue. The city has had its fire department working for some time on formulating an ordinance that addresses burning in the city and what type of burning will be acceptable. The council...

High-speed chase ends with 12 charges against Independence County man; child in suspect’s car during pursuit

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An Independence County man recently fled from authorities at speeds over 100 m.p.h. and will face 12 charges when he is apprehended. Deputy Adam McGilton with the Independence County Sheriff's Department attempted to do a traffic stop on a white Dodge Pickup going south on...