Lyon students learn about the Greensboro Four to begin Black History Month

Lyon College Associate Dean of Student Life and Director of Diversity Lai-Monté Hunter kicked off Black History Month last week by starting a dialogue about the Greensboro Four, their famous original sit-in at Woolworth’s, and the chain reaction set off by these sit-ins. Attendees...

Cushman woman charged after boyfriend is stabbed in throat

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Cushman woman who apparently stabbed her boyfriend during an argument Monday morning. Information from Independence County Circuit Court states the suspect, Ashley Nicole Lewis, 25, stabbed her boyfriend, Nathan Franks in the throat while they argued. During a...

Parole request denied for man charged in death of 4-year-old Stone County child

The Arkansas Parole Board has denied a request by state prison inmate James Hagen Glenn of Mountain View for parole. Glenn came before the board after serving a year of his prison term. Glenn was sentenced on July 11, 2018, to four years in the...

North Heights Church of Christ to host dinner for local heroes

North Heights Church of Christ in Batesville is hosting an appreciation dinner for local "True Heroes." All local firefighters, EMTs, med-flight, law enforcement, public servants and their families are welcome to attend. The dinner is set for Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. at North Heights...

WRMC participates in Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign

Every baby born at WRMC in February will receive a hand-knitted red hat to raise awareness for heart disease, the number one killer of adults in America, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect. It's part of the Little Hats,...

Floral woman charged with possession after home visit

An Independence County woman was arrested after authorities paid a home visit and discovered a number of illegal drugs at the residence. Arkansas Community Corrections Officers Krista Winchester and Corey McCullough made the Jan. 30 visit to a residence on Big Creek Road in Floral....

LISTEN: Batesville Fire Department responds to house fire on Big Pine; Gary B. talks with Chief Gleghorn

The Batesville Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Big Pine Road around 10 last night. It was under control around 30 minutes from the initial page, according to BFD Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn. A total of 25 firemen were on the scene, and...

Two men charged with capital murder in 2018 Sulphur Rock shooting

Two Independence County men have been charged with capital murder in the June 2018 shooting death of a Sulphur Rock man. (For more information on that story, click here.) The capital murder charges were requested by the Independence County Sheriff's Department in court documents dated...

Batesville Schools now peanut free

The Batesville School District has gone "peanut free," according to Superintendent Dr. Michael Hester. The move was made in order to take a proactive approach to protect students with severe peanut allergies. Signs are being placed throughout district campuses to remind students and parents that...

WATCH: Maxfield Park — A White River Now Exclusive

White River Now had an opportunity to visit with the vice president of Main Street Batesville and the man leading the Maxfield Park project, Danny Dozier. Dozier gave an exclusive tour and shared the rich history and unique intricacies of the up-and-coming city park. Maxfield...

Humane Society of Independence County: Keep pets warm during cold temps

White River Now's Gary B. recently visited with Kristy Harrison of the Humane Society of Independence County. Harrison said the shelter now has 54 dogs and about half that many cats. She said it is really a nice selection and would be a good...

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