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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Authorities working accident at 30th and Harrison in Batesville

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Batesville authorities are working a traffic accident at the intersection of 30th and Harrison Streets. The Batesville Fire Department, the Batesville Police Department, and an ambulance from Vital Link are on the scene. Please use caution when driving in this area. We currently have no reports...

OBITUARY: Longtime Batesville grocer JC Wells passes

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JC Wells, 87, of Batesville passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. He was born on Feb. 29, 1932, in Strawberry to John Riley Wells and Dortha Lee (Kelley) Wells. JC attended business school in Memphis before opening his grocery stores in Lynn for three years,...

BREAKING: Human remains found on Jamestown Loop in May now identified

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Human bones (remains) found earlier this year on Jamestown Loop in Independence County have been identified by the Arkansas State Crime Lab. It was on May 3 that a piece of human bone was located on Jamestown Loop. The Independence County Sheriff’s Department was called to...

Two suspects in Stone County Jail on drug charges

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An Arkansas State Trooper recently arrested two suspects in Stone County who were on the way to Mountain Home to sell illegal drugs, according to court documents. Arkansas State Police Trooper Blake Johnson stopped a 2001 Ford Explorer, Thursday, Jan. 11, on Hwy. 5 N...

Lyon to inaugurate new president in April

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Lyon College has announced the inauguration of their 18th president. Dr. W. Joseph King will be inaugurated Thursday and Friday, April 19 and 20, succeeding Dr. Donald Weatherman who retired in 2017. Dr. King is an author, entrepreneur, husband and father and served as senior...

Citizens Bank, White River Now team to help raise funds for Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch on Giving Tuesday

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Giving Tuesday was a big success for the Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches (ASYR). Citizens Bank and White River Now teamed to help raise funds for ASYR at the bank's main branch, and according to Matt Cleveland, ASYR chief development officer, yesterday's final tally was...

Independence County Sheriff’s Department Warrant List for week of June 17

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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...

Motorcycle driver clocked going over 90 mph in Independence County, arrested Wednesday

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The chase was on as a motorcycle driver was clocked at going 91 mph on Highway 14 west in Independence County Wednesday. Detective Zach Bailey was traveling in the opposite direction when the motorcycle whizzed by him. Bailey said the motorcycle turned onto Capshaw Road, went...

Serious monkey business in Mountain View

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Tamera Balentine of Stone County was simply following the law when she brought her pet monkey to the Stone County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday. Any possessor or owner of an exotic animal or primate is required to register with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission...

Man discovered deceased in car on WRMC campus

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UPDATE, 11:20 a.m., Jan. 3, 2018: BPD investigators say foul play is not suspected in the death. Detective Mike Mundy said the deceased had been dealing with a medical condition which may well have contributed to his death.  He said the body has been sent...

Nast achieves certification as Heart Failure Nurse Practitioner at WRMC

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White River Health System (WRHS) has announced the certification of Deanna Nast, as a Certified Heart Failure Nurse (CHFN) Practitioner by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurse (AAHFN), according to Gary Bebow, CEO of WRHS. Certification promotes the highest standards of practice for clinicians...