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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Southside City Council appoints member to Ramsey Mountain project committee

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Article by Teisha Bagwell White River Now   The Southside City Council met in regular session Monday night. One item discussed was the formation of a committee to oversee the Ramsey Mountain project, and the nomination of a council member to serve on that committee. The committee will be...

A Sulphur Rock man celebrating a “little too much” ends up behind bars

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Independence County Deputy Jordan Wesley Harder was called to a Green Rock Street address in Sulphur Rock where he found a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado sitting in the front yard.  Deputy Harder also found the driver Shane Alan Cox, 21, of Sulphur Rock, who was...

Accident this morning south of Batesville claims life of young driver

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A two-vehicle accident south of Batesville this morning claimed the life of a young driver. According to the preliminary fatal crash summary from the Arkansas State Police, a 2007 Chrysler 300 sedan driven by a male minor was heading north on Highway 167 south around...

BACC holds groundbreaking for Sara Low Memorial Dog Park

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce held a groundbreaking ceremony for the future Sara Low Memorial Dog Park on Chaney Drive, Thursday, Feb. 6. The park is named in honor of the late Sara Low, daughter of Mike and Bobbie Low, who died in the...

Suddenlink presents check for FarmBots program at BHS

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Featured image (pictured, from left): Tonia Daniel, retail sales agent with Suddenlink Communications/Altice; Autumn Raviscioni, director of Our Father's Table; Ronald Mergy, instructor at Batesville High School; Candace Kirkendoll, communications community engagement specialist with Suddenlink Communications; Cadin Edgin, 10th grader; Sarah Winkle, 11th grader;...

Izard County sheriff releases information on stabbing incident

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A stabbing incident last week on Zion Road in Izard County sent one person to the hospital emergency room. Sheriff Jack Yancey said his department was contacted by officers in Sharp County concerning a stabbing victim at the Cherokee Village emergency room on Tuesday, Feb....

Ribbon-cutting celebration held for Bank of England Mortgage opening

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday, Feb. 6, for the opening of the new Bank of England Mortgage office, located at 1501 Harrison St., in Batesville, the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce said in a press release. Bank of England Mortgage opened their doors in...

Stone County Circuit Court hands down sentences to inmates

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Sentences were handed down on inmates that entered a negotiated guilty plea in a recent session of the Stone County Circuit Court. Two inmates were sentenced to prison. Jonathan N. Pitts, 30, was sentenced to 60 months in prison on two counts of hindering apprehension...

Gary B. reports on story close to home, literally; two arrested overnight in Independence County

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White River Now News Director Gary Bridgman woke early this morning to blue lights in his driveway. As someone who has covered local news for almost 40 years, the scene outside his Independence County home gave him front-row access to a story on which...

Independence County Sheriff’s Department reports recent activity

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Over the last few days, the Independence County Sheriff’s Department has placed a vehicle into the Arkansas Crime Information Center which was reported stolen from a residence in the 2800 block of Saint Louis Street.  The stolen vehicle is a white, 2001 Ford F-150...

Obituary: Robert Lowell Terrell, Sr.

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Robert Lowell Terrell, Sr., 86, passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones. Robert was born on July 26, 1933, in Atlanta, Georgia, to parents Eleanor Pace Terrell and Lowell S. Terrell. Robert is preceded in death by his parents and...