Citizens Bank ranks among ‘Best Places to Work’ in Arkansas

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Citizens Bank has been named as one of the “Best Places to Work in Arkansas” in the sixth annual competition sponsored by Arkansas Business newspaper. “We sincerely thank each of our employees for helping name Citizens Bank as one of the Best Places to Work...

Afterschool tennis program for kids starting inside Batesville Community Center

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NEATennis, an organization committed to furthering the physical, mental and social benefits of tennis, is teaming with the Batesville Parks and Recreation Department to offer a new afterschool tennis program, the After School Tennis Zone for kindergartners through sixth-graders inside the Batesville Community Center. The program...

Bad Boy Mowers to hold hurricane disaster relief drive tomorrow at Batesville Community Center parking lot

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Bad Boy Mowers is hosting a disaster relief drive tomorrow for victims of the recent Florida hurricane. The event, which was originally scheduled to be held at the Independence Square shopping center (home of Harbor Freight and JCPenney) on St. Louis Street, has been...

Main Street Batesville to host trick-or-treating event

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Spooky fun awaits at this year’s Main Street Batesville “Fun and Safe Halloween,” Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. "The public is invited to stroll the vibrant residential and business areas of Main Street as residents and merchants pass out candy and...

President Donald Trump wins Arkansas Republican Primary

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The Associated Press reports President Donald Trump has won the Arkansas Republican Primary. President Trump will be seeking his second term in office this November. Stay with White River Now for more election day results.

Warrant issued for Sulphur Rock woman after iPhone theft

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A Sulphur Rock woman has been charged in Independence Circuit Court with felony theft of property, and a warrant has been issued for her arrest. The court information says this past Tuesday, Aug. 21, Chelsea Johnson was working the service desk at Walmart around 8:20...

Phase one of wayfinding sign program complete in Batesville

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday (Oct. 4) to celebrate the completion of phase one of the Independence County regional wayfinding program. The wayfinding program was developed through the IMPACT Tourism Committee and was the vision of the citizens in...

Flat tire on Jamestown Road leads to felony theft charges for Desha man

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It all began to unravel when a trailer full of items sustained a flat tire and was pulled over on the side of Jamestown Road in the Desha area of Independence County. A man, who lives on Jamestown Road, was driving by and saw an...

LISTEN: Missing Mountain View man FOUND alive

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A Stone County man, missing since earlier this week, has been found. Det. Sean Hickman with the Stone County Sheriff’s office told White Rive Now that 75-year-old Clarence Adams was found off Hwy. 5, near his home. Listen below for Hickman's comments on the discovery...

Congrats to Miss Historic Batesville for being selected Miss Arkansas 2018

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Miss Historic Batesville was selected Saturday night in Little Rock as Miss Arkansas 2018.  22-year-old Claudia Raffo (above) is a 2017 graduate of Arkansas State University at Jonesboro, her hometown. She is a student at the UAMS School of Pharmacy. Miss Raffo’s platform was: ...

First Community Bank announces promotions

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First Community Bank has announced promotions in several departments and branches of the organization, according to Boris Dover, the organization’s president and chief operating officer. “When asked what has made our company so successful, the answer is our people,” said Dover. “We have been so...