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Elumbaugh signs interlocal agreement with county

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Article for White River Now by Madeline Pyle At its Tuesday's meeting, the Batesville City Council approved Mayor Rick Elumbaugh to sign the interlocal agreement between the city and county regarding funding for the Independence County District Court. Before signing the agreement, Elumbaugh explained that the...

BREAKING: Crime scene reported in Newark; State Police handling investigation

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There is an apparent crime scene being worked in Newark, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff's Department and a tweet from Region 8 News. The Arkansas State Police is handling all aspects of the investigation and is expected to forward a release...

Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce to host free substitute teacher hiring event 

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) is hosting a substitute teacher hiring event Thursday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m., at the Chamber office, 409 Vine St. in Batesville.  Applicants must register with WillSub, at pcmiservices.com, and click the link for orientation meetings by...

Southside Mayor: ArDOT turns down light at Camp Tahkodah Rd intersection

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At Monday night's Southside City Council meeting, there was some discussion concerning the possibility of installing a traffic light at the Camp Tahkodah Road/Newport Road and Batesville Boulevard intersection. Tuesday morning, Southside Mayor Ray Bowman told White River Now's Gary Bridgman he's already heard from...

Virtual Craft Village showcase at Ozark Folk Center underway

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The Ozark Folk Center State Park is holding a virtual craft showcase on its Facebook page through Oct. 16. (Click here for a link to the page.) Craft Village artisans will share videos of their shops, their creative processes, and the items they make and...

UACCB receives $2.25 million grant

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The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) has announced the school has received a $2.25 million Title III Strengthening Institution Program (SIP) grant award from the U.S. Department of Education for the “Better Teaching, Better Learning” project. The Strengthening Institution Program is designed...

Three Izard County drug-related cases scheduled for circuit court

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Three drug-related cases are scheduled for Izard County Circuit court later this month.  Two of those cases are involving incidents that occurred recently, the other dates back to Aug. 13, 2020. In that case, Izard County Sheriff's Deputy Sean Tomlinson made a traffic stop on...

Mary Brewer receives Outstanding Adjunct award from UACCB

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By Jeanni Brosius, Freelance Writer / Featured image: Mary Brewer (via UACCB) Mary Brewer knew at a young age that she was meant to be a nurse and a teacher. She now has the best of both worlds teaching the prelicensure registered nursing program at the...

Gary B. breaks down 2021 recreation grant requests to county

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At Monday night's meeting of the Independence County Quorum Court, JPs will hear from the county's recreation committee's proposed 2021 recreation grants. The proposal will go before the full court for final approval. At its Oct. 6 meeting, the committee reviewed requests for 2021 recreation...

Batesville City Council to hear updates on A & P tax, Issue 1, and library

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During the "New Business" segment of the Tuesday evening Batesville City Council meeting, the aldermen will hear Crystal Johnson, president and CEO of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, present a report on the advertising and promotion tax. The council will also hear from...

Independence County Clerk estimates at least 1,000 will vote absentee

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Independence County Clerk Tracey Mitchell said she has now sent out 733 absentee ballots, and that by election day, that number will probably be around 1,000. "As far as absentee ballots, everything is going smoothly," Mitchell said. Mitchell said the absentee ballot number is double what...