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Independence County Library launches online driver practice tests

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The popular driver education platform Driving-Tests.org is now available for free at the Independence County Library. Patrons will have access to Department of Motor Vehicles practice tests for free at the library using their public computers. Tests include 14 car practice tests, 9 motorcycle practice...

Inmate at Independence County Detention Facility can’t explain how meth ended up in her cell

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A Mountain Home woman incarcerated in the Independence County Detention Facility recently had some difficulty explaining to authorities exactly how methamphetamine ended up in her jail cell. According to the court information filed this week, authorities were dispatched to the facility late last month (July...

LISTEN: WRMC Highway to Health 5K coming Saturday

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The WRMC Highway to Health 5K is coming Saturday, Oct. 26. The race will begin at 5 p.m. at White River Medical Center on Harrison Street in Batesville. To register for the event, click here. Registration will also be available from 4 p.m. to...

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...

Stone County man arrested after struggle during domestic incident call

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A Stone County Sheriff's Deputy was knocked out of his shoes during a struggle during a call on Tuesday. During a domestic incident on July 16 on Herpel Road, John Kristopher Kuykendall (pictured), 30, allegedly fought officers and was taken into custody. The Stone County...

Department seeking public input for bridge replacement in Batesville

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The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) will hold a public involvement meeting in Batesville to present and discuss the proposed plans to replace the State Highway 106 bridge over Dry Run Creek. The public is invited to visit any time during the scheduled hours to...

Independence County man jailed after drug charges

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A home visit at King George Street in Independence County to a parolee recently resulted in two drug charges against the man visiting the parolee. Matthew B. Callahan, 21, was found to have a glass smoking pipe in his pocket and a baggie of...

Gary B. visits with recovered coronavirus patient Reagen Yeager

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Reagen Yeager (pictured above, center, with father Brian Yeager and mother Tanya Thomas Yeager), 21, contracted the COVID-19 virus about seven weeks ago. She has recovered quite nicely, but had quite an experience with the virus. White River Now's Gary Bridgman recently interviewed Reagen, and she...

Batesville Lady Pioneers win 4A East Regional

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The Batesville Lady Pioneers won the 4A East Regional Tournament Saturday from Highland High School. The Lady Pioneers defeated E-Stem on Thursday 65-52 in the opening round. Then they pushed past Highland in the semis on Friday 63-42 and won the championship game against...

Independence County Library renovation project finishes under budget

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Joe Stanley, of Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects and the architect on the Independence County Library renovation project, recently released the final construction cost figures for the project. The Independence County Quorum Court approved the sum of $2,659,872 as the budgeted amount for the construction. Actual...

Body found in part of southern Independence County sent to State Crime Lab

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A body found near a residence in southern Independence County has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab. Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens said this morning that investigators were called to a residence on Union Hill Road yesterday where a deceased body was found...