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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Batesville Area Chamber to host record number of vendors at Wednesday’s Business Expo –‘Famous Sitcoms Edition’

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will hold its annual Business Expo presented by FNBC this Wednesday. The event will be held in the gymnasium at the Batesville Community Center, 1420 20th St., and is free to the public. “We are hosting a record...

Scots use fast start to defeat Owls on the road

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FULTON, Mo. – The Lyon College men’s basketball team raced out to a 9-0 lead and would not relinquish that advantage the rest of the way as the Scots closed out their three-game road trip with a 61-52 win at William Woods on Saturday...

WRMC’s McMullin elected president of statewide volunteer organization

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Toi McMullin, the director of volunteer services at White River Medical Center (WRMC) in Batesville, has been elected president of the Arkansas Society of Directors of Volunteer Services (ASDVS), according to Gary Bebow, WRMC administrator/CEO. The ASDVS is an affiliate of the Arkansas Hospital Association Auxiliary...

Cave City School Board to meet Thursday Evening to address personnel

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The Cave City School board has called a Thursday evening meeting to address personnel.  The board will accept resignations and also hire new staff members. The Cave City board meets at the Cave City Middle School Library, 711 N. Main St. at 5:30 p.m.  All...

Independence County Treasurer reports increase in sales tax collections

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In the March 11 meeting of the Independence County Quorum Court, Treasurer Bob Treadway reported there was a 10.51 percent increase in the one-cent countywide sales tax collections for the month of February. The numbers are actually from sales in December. The figures were sent...

Historical Society to feature talk on Smithville co-founder, Southern Nationalism in 1800s north central Arkansas

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The Independence County Historical Society meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on July 21, at the Old Independence Regional Museum at 9th and Vine streets in Batesville. It will be free and open to the public. Dr. Blake Perkins (pictured) will be speaking on...

Independence County Law Enforcement Committee discusses 2020 budgets Tuesday night

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Article by Teisha Bagwell, White River Now Tuesday night, the Independence County Law Enforcement Committee met at the county courthouse to discuss projected budgets for 2020. The committee irons out details and assists in preparing the budgets for the sheriff's department, the jail, juvenile detention, Office...

Sold out BACC annual meeting takes guests to the disco, Honors Award Winners

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s (BACC) Annual Meeting and Gala was held Friday, Jan. 25 at the Batesville Community Center. The “Friday Night Fever” 70s-themed event attracted nearly 400 guests and celebrated community work toward IMPACT goals in 2018 and outstanding business and...

LISTEN: Independence County Library Director Vanessa Adams visits with Gary B. about upcoming events

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Vanessa Adams (pictured), director of the Independence County Library, recently visited with Gary B. at the White River Now studios about upcoming activities at the library. Computer classes, genealogy programs, and kids' storytime sessions are all on the calendar. Listen below to the conversation and...

Baxter County woman asking public for help in locating nephew

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A Baxter County (Mountain Home area) woman is asking the public to let authorities know if you have seen or know the whereabouts of her nephew. Dianne Moore says her adult nephew, Ben Tyler, has been missing since last Tuesday. She said he went on...

Batesville City Council to meet and handle unfinished business

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The Batesville City Council will meet in regular session Tuesday, Jan. 29 and handle one item under unfinished business. It will be the third and final reading of an ordinance to amend the residential curbside waste pickup ordinance. (To read more about the ordinance,...