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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Sharp County man charged in antique store theft

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An arrest warrant has been issued for a Sharp County man in relation to a theft at Southern Traditions Antique Store on Batesville Boulevard in Independence County. According to Independence County Circuit Court records, Riley Don Proctor, 21, of Cave City, was seen on store...

More information released regarding yesterday’s standoff in Izard County

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More information has been released regarding yesterday's standoff in Izard County that brought out a strong force of regional and state law enforcement. According to a press release from Izard County Sheriff Jack Yancey's office, county deputies were dispatched to a residence on Whispering Pines...

Campaign against Arkansas recreational pot measures launched

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' surgeon general and church groups have launched a campaign against recreational marijuana proposals that advocates are trying to get on the ballot four years after voters approved medical marijuana. The campaign unveiled Thursday is focused on trying to urge...

Candidate for Arkansas Supreme Court position visits Batesville

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A candidate for position four on the Arkansas Supreme Court visited Batesville yesterday. Judge Morgan "Chip" Welch talked with locals over lunch at The River Waterfront Steak & Grill (formerly Josie's) Thursday afternoon seeking voter support and sharing his aspirations for the Arkansas Supreme Court. Currently,...

Lyon College to dedicate baseball field to former coach Fred Wann Feb. 8

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Fred Wann, former baseball coach at Lyon College, will be honored Saturday, Feb. 8, when Scots Field will be officially re-named Fred Wann Field. The dedication ceremony will be held prior to the Scots' doubleheader against the University of St. Francis (Ill.). Fans are asked to...

Accident this morning south of Batesville claims life of young driver

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A two-vehicle accident south of Batesville this morning claimed the life of a young driver. According to the preliminary fatal crash summary from the Arkansas State Police, a 2007 Chrysler 300 sedan driven by a male minor was heading north on Highway 167 south around...

Batesville School Board officially sets election date for bond issue

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Article by Madeline Pyle In a meeting today, the Batesville School Board officially voted to set the date of the election for the bond issue that would finance new classroom space and security for the school district. Election date is April 14, 2020. If the bond...

Court info: Mountain View Police arrest alleged armed robbers within 30 minutes

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Authorities say an armed robbery occurred at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, in Mountain View, and by 6 p.m., the suspects were in custody. The court information on the affidavit of probable cause for arrest said Dakota Acklin (pictured above, left), 20, and Kristin Hicks...

Tourism update, other items given at Batesville City Council meeting Tuesday night

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Kyle Christopher, tourism director at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, opened up the "New Business" portion of the meeting Tuesday night by presenting tourism data, comparing 2018 to 2019's stats. In 2019, Batesville and Southside school districts hosted a total of five separate state...

Gary B. reports on story close to home, literally; two arrested overnight in Independence County

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White River Now News Director Gary Bridgman woke early this morning to blue lights in his driveway. As someone who has covered local news for almost 40 years, the scene outside his Independence County home gave him front-row access to a story on which...

Stone County man charged after altercation that left victim with broken jaw

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Authorities say a Stone County man has been charged after a woman was seriously injured during a domestic altercation late last year. In the court documents filed yesterday in Stone County Circuit Court, Mountain View Police were dispatched to the Stone County Medical Center in...