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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Stone County offices close but continue service to the public

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Stone County, image via Google Maps As of March 17, Stone County Offices are closed to the public, but services are still available. Below are the different ways Stone County will continue to serve its residents during COVID-19. Information provided by the Stone County Judge's office. Get...

Announcement from Independence County Judge Robert Griffin

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Independence County Judge Robert Griffin via press release announced Monday evening the plans for limiting any exposure to COVID-19 by limiting risks to officials and other employees at the County Courthouse. View the full release below for more detail. "As of Monday afternoon at 4:00,...

18-wheeler impedes morning traffic after ‘jackknifing’ in the Ramsey Mountain curve

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An 18-wheeler was stuck for a while Tuesday morning after 'jackknifing' in the Ramsey Mountain curve, south of Batesville. Independence County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Glen Willis commented on today's incident. Willis noticed the truck while driving in for a different work-related task. "It appears...

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...

Izard County District Court canceled until May 7

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The Izard County District Court announced in a press release yesterday that "due to the COVID-19 issues impacting our nation, state, community, Izard County District Court had been canceled until May 7, 2020." Those impacted should contact the Izard County District Court Clerk's Office at...

LISTEN: White River Area Agency on Aging and caring for seniors during COVID-19

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Ted Hall (pictured) with the White River Area Agency on Aging dropped by the studios and talked with White River Now's Big Daddy Randy Alan about senior care during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Get up-to-date local and regional news along with the latest sports and...

16th District Prosecuting Attorney offices to close to public; Southside Public Water Authority lobby also closed to public

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Eric Hance, 16th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney, has announced that his offices on all three floors of the Jess Carpenter Building at 368 E. Main St. in Batesville will be closed to the public, according to a release from his office. Although the building will...

Two in Cleburne County test positive for COVID-19; Gov. Hutchinson expects state number to rise as active testing begins

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Featured image: Gov. Asa Hutchinson (at podium) speaks at today's briefing. At a late-morning briefing in Fayetteville today, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said there are now 22 confirmed coronavirus cases in the state -- including two new cases in Cleburne County. The two people from...

Batesville Community Center to close for period in response to coronavirus concerns

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The city of Batesville has announced that the Batesville Community Center and Aquatics Park will close to the public beginning at 6 p.m. this evening as part of COVID-19 precautionary measures. Jeff Owens, Batesville Parks and Recreation director, noted the offices will remain open from...

Moped stolen from Antioch Road residence

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Above: File image of a Viper Prime 49cc (not a picture of the actual moped that has been reported missing, but a similar model). Independence County Sheriff’s Department deputies are on the lookout for a moped recently stolen from a resident in the 3500 block...

AAA implements “Dead Period” for school athletics

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The Arkansas Activities Association is implementing a "Dead Period" for member schools beginning tomorrow due to concerns over COVID-19. According to this morning's release from the AAA, coaches (licensed teacher coaches and registered volunteers) "shall be prohibited from engaging in any type of activity involving...