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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Two taken into custody after struggle with police

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An Independence County man has been charged in circuit court with interference with a law enforcement officer -- a felony. Court documents said the incident for cause of arrest occurred Monday when officers were investigating a reported aggravated assault. The complainant, Moses Robert, told officers he had been having...

Lyon College Athletics Hall of Fame member Dennis Gillam passes

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Lyon College Athletics Hall of Fame member and longtime friend of the college, Dennis Gillam, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church in Searcy, Ark. The funeral services will be...

BREAKING: Another rollover on Ramsey Mountain reported

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Scanner traffic notes a hay truck has rolled over on Ramsey Mountain. Authorities are heading to the scene. No word on injuries. Get up-to-date local and regional news along with the latest weather every weekday morning by listening to Gary B. and Ozark Newsline on Arkansas...

Independence County Republican Party releases filing fees for primary

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Charles Fuqua, the chairman of the Independence County Republican Party, has released to White River Now the filing fees for candidates for local offices in the May 22 primary: County Judge:  $600 Sheriff:  $500 County Assessor:  $400 County Treasurer:  $400 Circuit Clerk:  $400 County Clerk:  $400 Justice of the Peace (Quorum Court): ...

Independence County sales tax receipts up in January over last year

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At their upcoming Feb. 12 meeting, members of the Independence County Quorum Court will be told sales tax receipts were up in January by five-and-a-half percent over last year. White River Now's Gary B. breaks down the numbers. The total tax brought in was just...

United Way concludes Tackle Hunger Food Drive

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United Way of North Central Arkansas and its partners recently conducted the Tackle Hunger Food Drive to help stock the pantries of local organizations providing meals and food items to individuals in the community.  The food drive, which ran from Jan. 16 until Feb. 1,...

Gary B. takes a look at Batesville’s 2017 alcohol tax collections

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Batesville's alcohol tax collections brought in just over $60,000 in 2017. White River Now's Gary B. takes a look the numbers which benefit the city's tourism program. Ten city businesses collected the tax which levies five percent on beer, wine, and liquor. Batesville City Clerk Denise...

Big portion of northern Arkansas under a Winter Weather Advisory beginning at 3 p.m.

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A large portion of northern Arkansas will be under a Winter Weather Advisory from 3 p.m. today until 6 a.m. tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service. Freezing rain and some sleet are expected with total ice accumulations of up to two-tenths of an inch predicted,...

WRMC’s Chaplain’s Banquet rescheduled due to possible bad weather

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Due to possible inclement weather in the area, the Chaplain's Banquet hosted by White River Medical Center that was to be held tonight has been rescheduled for Monday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imagining Conference...

Batesville School counselors recognized during National School Counseling Week

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National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), is being celebrated this week by Batesville School District (BSD) to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as...

Afterschool tennis program for kids starting inside Batesville Community Center

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NEATennis, an organization committed to furthering the physical, mental and social benefits of tennis, is teaming with the Batesville Parks and Recreation Department to offer a new afterschool tennis program, the After School Tennis Zone for kindergartners through sixth-graders inside the Batesville Community Center. The program...