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First Community Bank unveils the “Sound of Downtown”

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Featured image: Attendees learn more about the Sound of Downtown Business After Hours event earlier this week at First Community Bank's downtown Batesville banking center. The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) held a Business After Hours on Tuesday, Sept. 24 hosted by First Community...

Traffic stop ends in felony charges on the driver

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After being pulled over on traffic violations on Oct. 5, a Cabot, Ark., man, identified as Christopher A. Cagle (pictured), 35, was found to be driving on a suspended driver’s license. He was taken into custody, and an inventory of the vehicle was made.  Stone...

Stone County man charged with possession of controlled substance — meth

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A Timbo, Ark., man has been charged in Stone County Circuit Court with possession of a controlled substance, namely crystal methamphetamine. The arresting officer described the suspect as “nervous” during the incident. The arrest warrant and charge against John E. Skorheim, 59, came from a...

Batesville woman arrested after gun discharges during argument

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Authorities say a Batesville woman pulled a gun on her partner during an argument. The man, identified in the court information as Cameron Lundry, said the argument started after he had returned home from a bar one night last week. During the argument, Lundry told...

Gov. Hutchinson releases $500,000 for ASU System Efficiency Study

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson is releasing $500,000 in state discretionary funds to the Arkansas State University System to help fund its Accelerate ASU efficiency study that is underway. System President Chuck Welch said ASU contracted with Huron Consulting Group in fall 2017 to explore ways to...

Main Street Batesville Winter Gala guests celebrate ‘Dallas’-style

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Main Street Batesville's annual Winter Gala was held Friday, Feb. 2, at the Main Street Loft inside the Barnett Brothers building. The theme of the gala this year was "Dallas." Festivities included a live and silent auction, heavy hors-d’oeuvres, dancing, and live entertainment.   

Busy agenda at last night’s Batesville City Council meet

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  The Batesville City Council's meeting Monday night featured a busy agenda. The council heard an update from Ted Hall, director of the White River Area Agency on Aging where he recognized Batesville Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn and the Batesville Fire Department for its help with the...

Arrest warrant issued for Stone County woman charged with burglary, theft

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An arrest warrant has been issued for a Stone County woman on two felony charges and one misdemeanor charge. Court information says the woman was caught on video in the act of committing the felonies -- stealing from the home of Andy Beck on Round...

Cedar Ridge receives grant for Safe Room

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Cedar Ridge School District was recently awarded a grant through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance program to construct a safe room that will provide protection for approximately 500 students and employees. The safe room will be located between Cedar Ridge Elementary and the Cedar Ridge Early Learning...

Two Independence County paving projects completed last week

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Two Independence County overlay pavement projects were completed last week with Atlas Asphalt out of Batesville contracting the work. Approximately one-mile of Jamestown Road from the intersection with Highway 25 (Heber Springs Road) to the bridge just before entering the Jamestown Bottoms was overlaid, and...

3 injured, 1 dead following Wednesday evening shooting in Jonesboro

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Jonesboro Police were called to 3516 Galaxy the evening of January 2 because of a shooting.  Once on scene officers found four people injured, officers rendered aid and prepared for the victims to be transported to local hospitals. The three injured parties are Quenterius Finch,...