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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Sheriff’s report to quorum court shows department has generated over $117,000 in revenue

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The Sheriff’s Report to the Independence County Quorum Court Monday night showed the department has generated over $117,000 in revenue for the County Treasury. Over $90,000 of that amount was received for housing State 309 Prisoners. Other prisoners being held for the state has generated...

Sheriff’s Department identifies deceased couple found near Bethesda

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Earlier this morning, the Independence County Sheriff's Department released the names of the deceased couple found Sunday in a vehicle in a field off Earnhardt Road near Bethesda. (For more on this story, click here.) After the bodies were sent to the Arkansas State Crime...

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...

BREAKING NEWS: Cause of death released in case of two found dead in Bethesda area last Sunday

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According to the press release from Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens this afternoon, the cause of death for Lincoln and Alyssa Fulbright has been determined as Carbon Monoxide Intoxication and was accidental. White River Now will continue to follow this story and share any further...

BREAKING: The results of an examination of bones and other remains released this morning

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The results of an examination of bones and other remains found in January in West Batesville are back. A portion of the remains was confirmed as human and have been identified. The remains were among several bones found in West Batesville off Broadwater and Davis Lane. Chief...

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...

LISTEN: White River Health System President and CEO Gary Paxson talks COVID-19

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Gary Paxson, President, and CEO of White River Health System stopped by the White River Now studios and talked with Gary B. about the Coronavirus and its local impact. The interview answers some of the most frequently asked questions and will hopefully help our community...

Lyon College Gospel Choir Spring Concert scheduled for Sunday, March 15

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It's time for the Lyon College Gospel Choir Spring Concert. The free event will be held Sunday, March 15, at Sloan Auditorium in the Brown Chapel Fine Arts Building on the college's campus. Special guest performances will include The Anointed Ones, L.O.V.E. Gospel Choir...

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,...

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...

Gary B.: Banking without going to the bank

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Area banks are communicating with their customers and the general public and reminding them of the many online, drive-thru, and website services available. Although lobbies and in-door services are still available in most area banks, it is good to note the way you can complete...