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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Bethesda couple charged in court for marijuana and more

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A Bethesda couple has been charged in Independence County Circuit Court with three drug-related felonies. Bethany Edley, 39, and Bobby Bennett, 29, lived at a residence on Leaper Lane where law enforcement officers raided and found a marijuana growing and processing operation. Court records say investigators...

Freezing temps bring area propane prices into focus

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With the cold temperatures rolling into the region, White River Now's Gary B. takes a look at propane prices around the area. When you live in a rural area of the country like we do, you will find many residents use propane as a heating fuel....

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: Wintry mix expected for parts of area

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Jasper, Clinton, Heber Springs and Augusta are just some areas in the region that might be affected by a mix of wintry weather overnight. The National Weather Service out of Little Rock has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 6 p.m. tonight until 6...

Community service honoring MLK’s legacy to be held at Batesville’s First United Methodist

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In honor of the upcoming holiday, Kathey McKinney visits with Big Daddy Randy about an interdenominational community service celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Monday, Jan. 15, at 6 p.m. The service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 615 E....

Independence County Library Board meets, welcomes new member

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By Bob Qualls The Independence County Library Board welcomed a new member at its meeting Wednesday. Dr. Bruce Johnston was appointed to the board by the Independence County Quorum Court earlier this month and attended his first meeting. Board chairman Bill Walmsley called Johnston a...

WANTED: Stone County Sheriff’s Dept. on lookout for suspect

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Stone County Sheriff Lance Bonds is looking for help in locating a suspect who, the sheriff says, has been operating a drug house and dealing crystal meth in multiple counties. (Read here.) Sheriff Bonds said his office, as well as other jurisdictions, have received information...

Stone County woman in custody after barricading herself in residence

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A Stone County woman is in custody after officers were called to a residence on Oxley Road where she had barricaded herself inside.   Alexis Shey Fountain, 24, had apparently been in an argument with her grandmother and allegedly caused injury to another family member...

Longtime ice cream scion Yarnell passes

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Albert Rogers Yarnell, 94, whose father founded one of the region's leading ice cream manufacturers, has passed away. Yarnell worked with his family's ice cream brand, Yarnell's Ice Cream, for over 75 years. Read his full obituary by clicking here. Get up-to-date local and regional news...

Independence County moving to side-loading garbage trucks

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Independence County is going to new solid waste collection trucks, called side-loaders, that utilize only a driver and a mechanical arm to pick up county-provided trash containers and empty them into the truck. "We're going to go to a side-arm delivery; this is nothing new, except...

Batesville Chamber holds ribbon cutting for Anytime Fitness Studio

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Anytime Fitness Studio Tuesday, Jan. 9. Anytime Fitness Studio offers a variety of classes Monday through Friday, such as fitness boot camp, yoga, cardio dance, and Pound at various times. They are located at 3050 Harrison St. For...

Independence County Sheriff’s Dept. bust Bethesda marijuana operation

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A marijuana growing operation was busted Monday in the Bethesda area by the Independence County Sheriff’s Department. Following a tip from the public, officers served a search warrant at 40 Leaper Rd, the residence of Bethany Watts Edley and Bobby Bennett. Authorities found 37 marijuana...