Batesville Schools Superintendent talks food delivery, 2020 graduation plans

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White River Now's Gary Bridgman recently visited with Dr. Michael Hester (pictured above in a file photo), the superintendent for the Batesville School District, about 2020 graduation possibilities and the district's meal delivery efforts during the coronavirus situation. "Education was given literally hours to make...

COVID-19 update from governor: 584 positive, more limits on state parks, testing increasing

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Sixty-one additional individuals have tested positive for the coronavirus in the state, and two more deaths have been reported via Wednesday's statewide briefing from Gov. Asa Hutchinson. The total number of positive cases is 584, up from 523 positive cases on Tuesday, while the...

Suspect in case of stolen vehicle

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Independence County authorities are searching for a man believed to have been involved in the theft of an automobile. In the police report, deputies say the stolen vehicle is a red 2005 hardtop Chevrolet Cavalier. It is the property of the owner of the...

Lyon to refund prorated amount for students’ room, board

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Lyon College will refund a prorated amount for students’ room and board, according to a statement released today from the college. After the Business Office clears unpaid account balances, students will be refunded the remaining prorated balance on April 17. The Business Office will contact...

Read Mayor Elumbaugh’s State of the City address in full

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Today, the mayor read his State of the City 2020 address in a video stream from the Batesville Community Center. Read the text in full below.   State of the City:  2020 Batesville, Arkansas Mayor Rick Elumbaugh This is my 14th year as your mayor and I am humbled...

Governor’s briefing: Positive cases pass 500, one new death, yet state staying under projections

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At Tuesday's statewide COVID-19 briefing, Health Director Dr. Nate Smith said the most recent COVID-19 death in the state was reported at White River Medical Center (WRMC) in Batesville. The victim was over the age of 65, Smith said. The death brings the statewide...

Independence County Library extends curbside service hours, continues wi-fi access

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The Independence County Library, located at 267 E. Main St. in Batesville, will extend its curbside service hours beginning today. Hours will be: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To check out materials, call the library at (870)...

Governor’s COVID-19 update: 473 positive, one more death, additional $43 million in more PPE on way

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More state funds have been made available to help Arkansas order an additional $45 million worth of personal protection equipment (PPE) and ventilators that are on the market, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said at his daily statewide COVID-19 briefing on Monday. Last week's special session had...

Stone County Judge Stacey Avey tests positive for COVID-19

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Stone County Judge Stacey Avey told White River Now's Gary Bridgman this morning that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Avey said there are, to his knowledge, five positive cases now reported in Stone County, and he is the fifth. Just before he took himself...

Driver of ATV arrested, charged with fleeing

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A Southside man was arrested early Sunday morning for fleeing on an all-terrain vehicle from Independence County deputies. Authorities say deputies were answering a call of an ATV causing damage to a man's field in the Desha area. When officers tried to pull the four-wheeler...

Governor’s COVID-19 update for Sunday: one new death, no new hospitalizations, more recoveries reported

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At Sunday's update on the COVID-19 situation in Arkansas, Gov. Asa Hutchinson first acknowledged Saturday's tornado in Jonesboro. The governor said he would be going to Jonesboro directly following the briefing to see the damage first-hand, and he would be working with federal officials...