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Ford Expedition recently stolen in Batesville found at county residence

A Ford Expedition that was reported as recently stolen in Batesville was found at an Independence County residence on Overlook Terrace. According to the incident report, Independence County Sheriff's Deputy Darin Brewer attempted to make contact with someone at the residence and did briefly see...

Arkansas Matters: First 5 medical marijuana growers for Arkansas announced

ArkansasMatters.com has the list of the first five medical marijuana growers approved for Arkansas. One approved grower in this area: the Delta Medical Cannabis Company out of Jackson County. Check out the info here from Arkansas Matters.

UPDATE: Desha shooting leaves one in hospital, one in jail

A shooting last night near Desha in Independence County has left one man in the hospital and another in jail. The shooting occurred at a Boyd Street residence which is located in the subdivision behind the Desha Flash Market. Sheriff Shawn Stephens said this morning...

Concord High School recognized for math scores

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...

A closer look and listen: millage increase for old firefighters fund on ballot; Gary B. visits with former fire chief

In the Nov. 6  general election, Batesville voters are being asked to help a group of retired firefighters by approving a small increase in the tax that funds their pensions. The Batesville Firefighters Retirement Fund was created before the city joined the state-run retirement fund...

Independence County Treasurer reports increase in sales tax collections

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...

City of Batesville, WRMC to provide farmers market beginning this month

The City of Batesville and White River Medical Center (WRMC) are partnering to provide a farmers market beginning Thursday, Aug. 8. The market is developed to promote health and wellness in our community, according to a press release from WRMC. "The venture will provide a...

Main Street Batesville’s 2019 Farm to Table Dinner set for Sept. 21

Main Street Batesville (MSB) has announced plans for the 2019 Farm to Table Dinner. This year, the event’s presenting sponsor is Merchants & Planters Bank. Proceeds will benefit MSB and support its efforts. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21. Hors d’ oeuvres and...

E-cigs, social media posting discussed at last night’s law enforcement committee meet

by Madeline Pyle At last night's Independence County law enforcement committee meeting, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) were the hot topic. County Attorney Daniel Haney recommended the court table discussion on allowing the jail to continue selling e-cigarettes to inmates until he confirmed the jail and the county...

Two accused of breaking into deceased woman’s residence

Two men have been charged in Stone County Circuit Court with three felonies after they apparently broke into a deceased woman’s residence and stole several items. Jessie Lane Sears, 19, and Clayton Wade Stevens, 30, are accused of entering the residence of the late Nadine Gilley...

Fellowship Bible pastor discusses upcoming marriage conference

"Your Best Night Out," a free one-night event focusing on improving marriages, will be held at Fellowship Bible Church, 332 E. Main St., in Batesville, Sunday, Jan. 28. Brent Swanson, pastor at Fellowship, was in the studio today to discuss the program. Listen below for the...