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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Judge Griffin: County obtains personal protective equipment for first responders; 4,000 masks on order

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Independence County Judge Robert Griffin released a statement in response to the news of a presumed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) within the White River Health System. (Click here for more information on that story.) Griffin noted with the likelihood of additional cases coming, Glen...

WRHS CEO: Notified of ‘patient with presumed positive case of coronavirus’

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The president and CEO of White River Health System released a statement today confirming their organization has a patient with a presumed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19). “Today, we were notified of a patient with a presumed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19),” said Gary Paxson,...

Coronavirus update: 118 in Arkansas as of this afternoon; judge says county number is currently 2, not 3

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At today's briefing from Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, officials noted the cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state as of 1:30 p.m. today stands at 118. Counties with the most cases include Pulaski with 28 cases; Cleburne with 22; Jefferson with 19; and...

State AG allocates $3 million for small businesses affected by COVID-19

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LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced the allocation of $3 million to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s (AEDC) Quick Action Loan Program for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds will be in addition to the $4 million the...

ADEM and AG Rutledge release statements on COVID-19 scams

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The Arkansas Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) is warning citizens that there are persons who are impersonating employees of the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) going door-to-door and offering COVID-19 testing in exchange for money and personal information. ADEM has confirmed...

WRMC provides COVID-19 update

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White River Medical Center (WRMC) released an update this afternoon to provide notification that it has and will continue to care for patients being tested for the coronavirus (COVID-19). To date, all test results received are negative, WRMC noted. At present, a small number of...

BREAKING: Batesville School Board postpones special election

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The Batesville School Board of Directors gathered this afternoon to discuss the millage vote set for April 14. The special election was postponed to a later date to be determined by a unanimous decision of those directors present. "They decided that out of an abundance...

Batesville mayor releases statement regarding COVID-19; county health official also addresses issue

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Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh released a statement regarding the coronavirus. In the statement, Elumbaugh says: "As we face many uncertainties in the coming days in our fight against COVID-19, the city of Batesville wants to express our sincere appreciation to all our health care employees/staff, churches,...

First Community announces ‘Community Comes First’ program for customers

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An area bank has announced a program in response to the COVID-19 situation. First Community Bank announced today the “Community Comes First Program.” Amid the developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), First Community has developed a two-pronged program. Its “90-Day Loan Deferral Program” is for customers who...

Obituary: Charles Covington

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Charles Covington, 64, of Batesville, passed from this walk of life on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at his home. He was born in Benton Harbor, Mich. on Jan. 4, 1956, to Travis and Joann (Sellers) Covington. He spent his life as a loving son, brother,...

WRMC announces new guidelines; one visitor allowed only for patients with special circumstances

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Due to the reports of three confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Independence County, White River Health System has amended their visitor guidelines. Effective immediately, visitors will not be allowed at White River Medical Center (WRMC). Patients with the following special circumstances will be...