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Monday, August 19, 2019

Nationwide test for the Emergency Alert System scheduled for today

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, known as EAS this afternoon. The radio stations belonging to the White River Now media family will be participating in the test which will be conducted...

Smokin’ on the White BBQ Contest to take place at 76th White River Water Carnival

The Smokin’ on the White BBQ Championship is set to kick off on Sept. 6 and 7 at Riverside Park in conjunction with the 76th White River Water Carnival. This year’s contest will be dual sanctioned with the Memphis BBQ Network and the Kansas City...

City of Batesville, WRMC to provide farmers market beginning this month

The City of Batesville and White River Medical Center (WRMC) are partnering to provide a farmers market beginning Thursday, Aug. 8. The market is developed to promote health and wellness in our community, according to a press release from WRMC. "The venture will provide a...

Batesville native makes French connection in Québec

IMAGE: Laruen Kuykendall is studying the French language at Université Laval in Québec City. To take full advantage of the opportunity, she is participating in workshops and group outings to experience Québec firsthand while strengthening her language skills. Lyon College senior Lauren Kuykendall is translating...

Gary B. previews next Monday’s Independence County Quorum Court meeting

The Independence County Quorum Court will be in session next Monday. The justices will hear a report from County Treasurer Bob Treadway that the 1-cent countywide sales tax brought in 5.33 percent less in July of this year than the year before.  But, year to...

Museum to reflect on “Main Street Memories” during upcoming event

The Old Independence Regional Museum will celebrate the history of downtown Batesville, Saturday, Aug. 24, with "Main Street Memories." During the evening, ten people will gather and share memories they have from specific moments on Main Street in downtown Batesville. Those participating are Fred Wann, Lucy...

Sheriff’s Department responds to several domestic violence calls throughout Independence County over weekend

The Independence County Sheriff's Department had a busy weekend dealing with several domestic violence calls across the county. According to a release from the department (see below), calls for domestic violence were made over the weekend from Oil Trough, Salado, Cord, Newark, and Charlotte. All of...

Stone County Circuit Court round-up

Two men were put on probation after pleading guilty in Stone County Circuit Court last week. Joseph M. Verdusco, 25, and Jefferson T. Chandler, 55, both pleaded guilty with Chandler's being a negotiated plea. Verdusco pleaded guilty to one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and...

WATCH: July 2019 “One for All” recipient recognized

Pictured left to right: Rob Roberts, Carl Marentette and Chad Whiteaker First Community Bank and White River Now are proud to honor our area’s unsung heroes for the differences they make in our community.  Each month, a nominee will be selected from all entries. The winner...

Independence County Sheriff’s Department Warrant List for week of Aug. 5

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...

Melbourne man charged with two counts of sexual indecency with child

A Melbourne man is in jail today awaiting an Aug. 11 court date on two counts of sexual indecency with a child. Izard County Sheriff Earnie Blackley said 46-year-old Darrey L. Hart (pictured), 46, was arrested on Aug. 2 after he allegedly sent inappropriate photos...