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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Independence County Law Enforcement and Solid Waste committees combine to meet today; discussion of sheriff and county judge’s disagreement over community service workers expected

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The disagreement between Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens and Independence County Judge Robert Griffin over the use of community service workers has apparently led to a combined meeting of the county’s Law Enforcement and Solid Waste committees to be held this afternoon. The disagreement came...

Stone County man sentenced for selling drugs

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A Stone County man was sentenced by Judge Tim Weaver to 15 years in the state penitentiary for selling drugs. 37-year-old Stephen McCarroll (pictured above) entered a negotiated plea of guilty to possession of a controlled substance -- namely methamphetamine -- with the purpose to...

Cave City Police and CCFD deliver gifts to community children

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Cave City Police and Fire departments partnered together with Santa to deliver gifts to children in the community. Gifts were provided by UniFirst Corporation in Cave City through donations. Cave City Police Chief Brian Barnett shared gratitude and enthusiasm via the police department's Facebook page. Photo Source:...

Desha man charged after attack with baseball bat

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An arrest warrant has been issued for a Desha man after he was charged in Independence County Circuit Court with aggravated assault. The court information says David Raymon Gwinn, 56, is accused of assaulting a Sulphur Rock man, Wendall Dailey, with a baseball bat. According to...

LISTEN: Drug Task Force Commander, Jack Yancey in to talk about Drug Take Back Day

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National Drug Take Back Day is coming up Saturday, April 27. The 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force Commander, Jack Yancey stopped by and visited with White River Now's Gary B. about the event. Yancey also mentioned other potential issues of not disposing of unused...

Independence County sales tax receipts up in January over last year

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At their upcoming Feb. 12 meeting, members of the Independence County Quorum Court will be told sales tax receipts were up in January by five-and-a-half percent over last year. White River Now's Gary B. breaks down the numbers. The total tax brought in was just...

Seven Newport High School seniors have been named 2018 Arkansas Scholars

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Seven Newport High School seniors have been named 2018 Arkansas Scholars. The Arkansas Scholars program encourages students to do well in high school by meeting a set of criteria that will prepare them for both the workplace and additional education after school. The program...

Independence County Quorum Court follow-up: judge requests new 2019 budgetary method; JPs give vote of confidence to tax collector; more…

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At Monday night's meeting of the Independence County Quorum Court, County Judge Robert Griffin asked the justices of the peace (JPs) to try a new method of budgeting for 2019. The JPs agreed to try the suggested “ABC Category” budgeting method similar to the Arkansas Revenue...

Early voting numbers in area looking strong

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Early voting seems to be “catching on” in Arkansas as the percentage of early votes is increasing with each passing year. As of Friday, Oct. 26, Stone County already had 1,018 eligible voters cast their ballot; Izard County had 733; and Independence County had 2,099...

WRHS Foundation celebrates opening of new location in Batesville

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the new office location of the White River Health System Foundation, next to Hobby Lobby, at 1989 Harrison St. in Batesville Tuesday, Dec. 12. The White River Health System Foundation supports the healthcare mission of the White River Health...

LISTEN: District 1 Democratic candidate visits with White River Now about his “30 counties in 30 days” tour

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The Democratic Candidate for US Congress District 1, Chintan Desai, has just completed a tour throughout the district’s 30 counties, calling the trip: the “30 counties in 30 days” tour. He said there are major issues being discussed out in the district. Listen below for his...