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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Director tells quorum court juvenile center on track for successful transition into a therapeutic facility

At last night's meeting of the Independence County Quorum Court, the facility director of the White River Juvenile Center told justices the facility is on track to a successful transition into a therapeutic facility for survivors of sex trafficking. (For more on that story,...

Man assaulted with a rock, couple charged

A Stone County couple is facing charges after a man was severely beaten with a rock earlier this month. On Saturday, June 1, deputies were dispatched to a residence near the Round Mountain Community in Stone County on a report of an apparent assault. Upon...

Discovery of meth lands Batesville woman in jail after traffic stop

A Batesville woman is facing felony drug charges after an early morning traffic stop over the weekend. In his incident report, Independence County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Bret Ward noted he stopped Cordelia Nugent (pictured), 40, around 2 a.m., Saturday, June 8, just south of the...

Batesville man arrested after engine blows during high-speed chase

A Batesville man is facing a variety of charges after leading a sheriff’s deputy on a chase that exceeded speeds of 100 mph early Sunday morning. According to the incident report, around midnight, Casey Martin, a deputy with the Independence County Sheriff’s Department, observed a...

Independence County Sheriff’s Department Warrant List for week of June 10

The Independence County Sheriff’s Department is listing the names of 20 to 25 individuals each week who have active warrants for the public to assist in locating. The list is released alphabetically, according to the department, and it will also be posted each week...

Hydroelectric project, I-57 resolution on tap for Monday’s Independence County Quorum Court meet

A resolution supporting the I-57 expansion and approval of a 2017-2018 audit of the Independence County White River Hydroelectric Project are both on the agenda for Monday night's Independence County Quorum Court meeting. Following a recent, similar move by the city of Batesville, justices will...

Lyon College partners with Batesville to bring competitive swimming to community

Lyon College and the city of Batesville are partnering to bring competitive swimming to the college and the greater community. Mayor Rick Elumbaugh (pictured above, right) and Lyon President Dr. W. Joseph King (pictured above, left) signed a memorandum of understanding, signifying the partnership. The...

Pair facing felony theft of property charges after trailer theft in Stone County

A Mountain View man and woman are facing felony theft of property and misdemeanor criminal mischief charges after the theft of a trailer. Ronnie Dale Dayberry, 45, and Amanda Frances Baty, 37, were taken in for questioning in late May regarding the theft of a...

Independence County Library named to receive set of acclaimed books aimed at teens

The Independence County Library has been named a recipient of a national giveaway of a set of books aimed at young adults. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the recipients of its 2019 Teens’ Top Ten Book...

Chamber Business Expo sets record number in attendance and vendors

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) held its annual Business Expo presented by FNBC Wednesday in the gymnasium at the Batesville Community Center and featured a record number of vendors. “Our event grows every year, but this year was the icing on the cake....

Not clicking it brings more than a ticket for woman after traffic stop in Mountain View

After being stopped for not wearing a seat belt, a driver in Mountain View found herself behind bars on drug-related charges. Ashley Raker, 30, was arrested Friday, May 24, after authorities performed a search of her vehicle during the traffic stop. After securing Raker into...