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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

CWD area extended to Stone and Baxter Counties

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) has expanded the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Management Zone to include Baxter, Scott and Stone counties following the confirmation of CWD-positive deer in or near these counties during the 2018-19 deer hunting season. AGFC biologists...

Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice addresses Batesville Rotary Club

The Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court, John Dan Kemp, was in Batesville Monday to address the Batesville Rotary Club. Kemp told of his journey to the Chief Justice seat on the state’s highest court, and some improvements that have recently been made in...

Independence County Sheriff’s Department asks: Do you know these folks?

The Independence County Sheriff's Department is still looking to identify two individuals in images posted to the department's Facebook account on Friday afternoon. The pictures (posted below) were shared on the account May 31, and as of this afternoon, authorities confirm they're still reaching out...

Independence County Sheriff’s Department Warrant List for week of June 3

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...

Domestic disturbance in Bethesda leads officers to stolen items from 2018 burglary

While deputies from the Independence County Sheriff's Department were investigating a domestic disturbance last week, they also discovered several hundred dollars worth of items stolen from a June 2018 burglary. Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens says his officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in...

Batesville Area Chamber to host record number of vendors at Wednesday’s Business Expo –‘Famous Sitcoms Edition’

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will hold its annual Business Expo presented by FNBC this Wednesday. The event will be held in the gymnasium at the Batesville Community Center, 1420 20th St., and is free to the public. “We are hosting a record...

WATCH: Keller’s Inflatables in Southside celebrates new ownership with ribbon cutting ceremony

Pictured left to right; Rusty Keller (former owner), Josh and Taylor Sanders (new owners) and their children: Tinley and Tate The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony for Keller's Inflatables in Southside on Thursday afternoon commemorating the business' new ownership. Keller's...

Mejia named inaugural “One for All” winner

Pictured left to right; Chad Whiteaker of White River Now, Megan Mejia and Chris Milum of First Community Bank Earlier this year, First Community Bank and White River Now decided to spotlight some of those individuals in our area who make our communities better places...

Batesville City Council votes to support Future I-57; also accepts member’s resignation

At last night's meeting of the Batesville City Council, the council unanimously voted to support the completion of the Future I-57. Currently known as Arkansas State Highway 67 that runs from I-40 at Little Rock northbound through the state and into Missouri, and then...

Independence County Sheriffs Department conducting scenario-based training

The Independence County Sheriff’s Department is currently involved in a three-session scenario-based training program, according to Sheriff Shawn Stephens. Stephens (pictured) told White River Now that officers from his department along with some from the Arkansas State Police and school resource officers are taking the...

Batesville Police seeks public help identifying person

The Batesville Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the person in the posted photo. He is a person of interest in the burglary of a local business, according to BPD officials. If you have any information please contact Fred Friar at the...