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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Batesville High instructor talks robots on Pioneer Update

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Austin Muse, a mathematics and robotics instructor at Batesville High School, was the guest this morning's Pioneer Update. Muse visited with White River Now's Gary B. about the Pioneer robotic team and its participation in state and nationwide competition. To listen to the program on Soundcloud,...

Stone County man arrested, charged in sexual assault allegations

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A Stone County man has been arrested and charged after an investigation into sexual assault allegations involving a female juvenile. Stone County Sheriff Lance Bonds said an investigation was conducted by Detective Sean Hickman of the sheriff’s office and an investigator from the Arkansas State...

Hwy. 25 across Greers Ferry Dam temporarily closing to traffic next week

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From the Army Corps of Engineers office: HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. – The Corps of Engineers will close both lanes of Highway 25 across Greers Ferry Dam from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 and Thursday,  Dec. 14, weather permitting, to move work platforms...

Batesville Schools superintendent talks with Gary B. regarding possible district restructure

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W.R.D. Entertainment (WRDE) news director Gary Bridgman recently visited with Batesville Schools superintendent Dr. Michael Hester about the administration's planned restructuring. On Pioneer Update (sponsored by Citizens Bank), heard Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings on WRDE radio stations Arkansas 103 and 93 KZLE, Gary...

Magness man charged with cruelty to an animal injures deputies in struggle (Warning: graphic details)

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A Magness man has been charged in Independence County Circuit Court with felony cruelty to an animal after he allegedly beat a dog until one of its eyes popped out. Court information said the incident occurred on Sunday, Dec. 3,  just before police were dispatched...

White River still running low

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The White River is still running low at Batesville's Lock & Dam #1.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers coming to Batesville

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Wichita, Kan.-based Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has announced a franchise agreement for three new area locations, including one in Batesville. The chain announced in a press release today that in addition to the Batesville location, local entrepreneur Kevin Morrow will also open new...

Batesville Chamber announces 2018 ‘Meeting & Gala’

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) has announced plans for their 2018 Annual Meeting & Gala, presented by First Community Bank. The event will be held at the Batesville Community Center, Friday, Jan. 26, at 5:30 p.m. In addition to First Community Bank, BACC...

New life for Dogpatch USA property?

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InsideFortSmith.com reports the long-closed Dogpatch USA near Jasper might be home to a new tourist destination. Click here for all the info.  

Biker killed in one-vehicle accident in Baxter County

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A motorcyclist was killed in a one-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon in Baxter County. William B. Cockrum, 60, was traveling north on Hwy. 5, just north of Clarkridge, according to Arkansas State Police Cpl. Britt Clements’s preliminary report, when his Harley Davidson motorcycle went off the...

Man arrested for meth possession after Pleasant Plains traffic stop

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A Letona, Ark. man was arrested Friday on Blackland Road near Pleasant Plains when a vehicle in which he was a passenger was clocked going 67 m.p.h in a 45 m.p.h.-posted zone. In the police report, John Marlow, a deputy with the Independence County Sheriff’s...