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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Independence County Election Commission met Thursday

The Independence County Election Commission met Thursday, Dec. 5 to allow candidates to draw straws for their ballot positions.  Two other large items were announced at Thursday's gathering. 2020 has potential be a year of record voter turnout and Independence County is officially a voter...

LISTEN: Christmas Brings Hope collection set for this weekend

Nathan Reinhart (pictured, left) and Ted Hall (pictured, right) stopped by the White River Now studios to talk about Christmas Brings Hope collection coming up this Sunday.  

Gary B.: The holiday season brings increased traffic flow and thefts, BPD reminds citizens to be mindful this time of year

Three traffic accidents in Batesville on Wednesday may be indicative of the increased traffic flow this time of year. A two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Dogwood and Harrison was investigated by Officer Sadie Magee.  Officer Magee said a vehicle operated by Elizabeth Tucker was...

First Community Bank breaks ground on main branch operations center addition

Featured image: An architectural rendering of the new operations center at First Community Bank First Community Bank held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for the addition of their operations center at 1401 Harrison St.  Dale Cole, chairman and CEO of First Community, told the crowd gathered to...

Cave City man arrested after authorities find meth, synthetic marijuana, and more at residence

A Cave City man was arrested Monday, Dec. 2, after authorities reported they uncovered illegal drugs upon the execution of a search warrant at his residence. Officers from the Sharp County Sheriff's Office and the Cave City Police Department executed the warrant at the residence...

Batesville Police investigate two traffic accidents

The Batesville Police Department has investigated two traffic accidents this week, one with injuries. Both occurred on Harrison Street. Yesterday, an accident at the Harrison and 30th street intersection injured passengers in both vehicles. Police say the collision occurred when a vehicle operated by Hong Hughes...

Independence County Sheriff’s Department Warrant List for the week of Dec. 2

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...

Charges filed in three Independence County cases involving drugs

Independence County prosecutors have filed charges against three subjects on illegal drug violations. Whitteny Ann Doyle (pictured above, center), 40, has been charged with three felony drug violations including possession of meth. She is also being charged under the Habitual Offender law as a repeat...

Batesville Police investigating reported thefts

The Batesville Police Department (BPD) is investigating two recently-reported thefts. BPD Officer Jeffrey Tate said someone entered private property on North 4th Street sometime between Tuesday at 5 p.m. and this morning at 7:45 p.m. and took a trailer. The missing trailer is a black 16-foot...

Stone County man charged after drunken fight at brother’s home

One brother comes to another’s house, a conversation begins between the two, and then there is a fight -- a fight that trashes three rooms of the house and ends with one brother being charged with a felony in Stone County Circuit Court. Cory Joshua...

Independence County Sheriff’s Department makes arrests in three separate incidents involving drugs

Two women and a man have been arrested in Independence County in three separate incidents involving drugs. As is many times the case, a traffic violation late Monday night, Dec. 2, on 6th Street in Newark, led to the arrest of a Sulphur Rock woman...