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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Batesville Council approves fee increase for trash pickup; first bump since 2010

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Batesville Council approves fee increase for trash pickup; first bump since 2010 By Bob Qualls The Batesville City Council approved a resolution increasing fees for trash and garbage pickup service at their Tuesday meet. The resolution, introduced last month and tabled until Tuesday’s meeting, sets the...

Section of Hwy. 25 closed for dam work today and tomorrow in Cleburne County (UPDATE: One lane now open)

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UPDATE (8:40 a.m., Jan. 18): Highway officials notified White River Now that one lane is now open for traffic on the dam. The closure has also been taken off the iDrive Arkansas website. More work on Greers Ferry Dam is closing a section of Hwy....

Traffic stops in Izard County lead to charges in two separate cases

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A Wideman, Ark., man was found not to be in compliance with his sex offender registration requirements after being stopped by an Izard County Deputy Sheriff on Jan. 16, according to a release from the Izard County Sheriff's Office. Edward Prado (pictured above), 30, was...

Batesville resident offers alternative ordinance to address open burning

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A Batesville resident appeared before the Batesville City Council last night in opposition to the current open burning ordinance now under consideration and submitted a proposed alternative version to council members. The citizen, Dan Reed, told the council he appreciates the service of all city employees...

Independence County puts off possible lawsuit against city of Batesville for one month

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by Madeline Pyle with Gary Bridgman / Featured image: Independence County Judge Robert Griffin At last night's meeting, the Independence County Quorum Court discussed a motion to pursue a lawsuit against the city of Batesville to satisfy the city’s unpaid jail fees. Ultimately, in a 7-3...

ASP: Two separate fatal accidents on state highways this weekend

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In the early morning hours of Saturday, July 28, just after Friday midnight, a one-vehicle accident on Highway 25 near Concord in Cleburne County took the life of a 17-year-old male. State Police Trooper Drew Pannell, in his preliminary report, said a GEO Tracker was...

More sports tourneys coming to area thanks to local partnerships

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The recent announcement that the Southside School District will host three major tournaments for 2018 is one more example of Independence County becoming a destination for regional sporting events, noted the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC). The Arkansas Activites Association (AAA) awarded Southside Schools...

Mayor’s Meeting to host Batesville Schools superintendent for discussion on district plans; White River Now to stream live on Facebook

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Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh will host his Mayor's Community Meeting Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Best Dam Steakhouse, 50 Riverbank Rd. in Batesville. The guest speaker will be Batesville School District Superintendent Dr. Michael Hester who will discuss the series of proposed plans focused on the district's future. School...

UACCB Nursing students continue project through community health presentations

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Earlier this year, registered nursing students at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville made a variety of public health presentations designed to make a meaningful impact on community members’ health. A pair of those students are taking their project a step further...

Lyon College matriculates Class of 2022, over 200 Students

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On Monday morning, Aug. 20, over 200 students making up the Lyon College class of 2022 signed the roll of honor, officially enrolling in the college. New faculty and staff also joined the students in signing. After processing into Brown Chapel for the matriculation ceremony,...

Lopez joins First Community Bank in Hispanic community liaison role

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First Community Bank has announced the hiring of Miguel Lopez. Lopez, who is fluent in both English and Spanish, will use his bilingual talent to serve as a liaison for the Hispanic community. “The Hispanic population is one of the fastest growing in the...