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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Two charged in Stone County with felony theft

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A man and his companion have been charged in Stone County Circuit Court with felony theft by receiving and improper use of a vehicle registration. A brush guard and a tailgate were in the possession of Scottie Lee Bramlett, 44, and Crystal Joy Housley, 39....

Regional volleyball camp at Batesville Community Center over the weekend hosts lots of visitors

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The Batesville Community Center and Aquatics Park welcomed volleyball players, coaches, and family members from across Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee this past weekend for the Delta Region Volleyball High-Performance Camp. And visiting participants and officials were impressed with the new center. "I think you would...

Sheriff’s Department looking for teen runaway (UPDATE: FOUND safe)

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UPDATE 7:30 a.m., Sept. 5: Authorities report this morning Robertson was found safe last night. UPDATE 12:10 p.m., Sept. 4, with image of Robertson (above) provided by the Independence County Sheriff's Department. Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens says an area high school junior did not return...

UPDATE: Missing Independence County Man found ‘safe and sound’

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UPDATE, Sept. 17, 2019, 3:35 P.M.: Bailey has been found "safe and sound," according to the Independence County Sheriff's Department. UPDATE, Sept. 17, 2019, 9:20 a.m.: A new photo of Bailey (above) has been provided by the Independence County Sheriff's Department. A father has asked the...

Southside School District to build safe room for pre-schoolers

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Roger Rich, superintendent of the Southside School District, told White River Now's Gary B. this morning that a safe room will be constructed for pre-school students thanks to a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "At our pre-school, there are some metal buildings there, and...

LISTEN: Christmas Brings Hope collection set for this weekend

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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.  

Six sentenced to jail in Stone County Circuit Court action

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Last week in Stone County Circuit Court, six individuals entered negotiated pleas of guilty and were sentenced to jail terms. Joshua Kane Lee (above), 30, entered a guilty plea to six illegal drug counts during his negotiation. He was sentenced to 72 months in a...

Cave City’s Class of 2020 to hold ‘Caravan Graduation’ this Saturday

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The Cave City School District has been approved to conduct a non-traditional graduation for the Senior Class of 2020, according to Superintendent Steve Green. A "Caravan Graduation" will be held at the campus on Saturday, May 23, beginning at noon. Each student has been assigned a...

Listen to part two of Gary B.’s series in the opioid crisis from The Official Word

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White River Now's Gary Bridgman has started a multi-part series on the opioid crisis for "The Official Word," the weekly public affairs program airing on Arkansas 103.3 KWOZ and 93 KZLE that is sponsored by First Community Bank. During the series, Gary will visit with Dr....

Arkansas Matters: First 5 medical marijuana growers for Arkansas announced

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ArkansasMatters.com has the list of the first five medical marijuana growers approved for Arkansas. One approved grower in this area: the Delta Medical Cannabis Company out of Jackson County. Check out the info here from Arkansas Matters.

Gary B.: Following the Susi Epperson stories in Daily Guard

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  It is an interesting story I am following in the Batesville Daily Guard about a grant writer and the Cedar Ridge Public School System. It has been a page one story for two days about Susi Epperson And a state audit. Epperson is considered by many in this...