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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Obituary: Grafton Roger Crouch

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Grafton Roger Crouch of Newark departed this life on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at the age of 75. He was born September 23, 1944, in Hickory Ridge, the son of John and Cora (Gilpens) Crouch. He worked as a farmer all his life. He enjoyed...

Obituary: Ruby Jean Fair

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Ruby Jean Fair, 79 of Batesville, departed this life on Monday, September 7, 2020. She was born on December 31, 1940, in Batesville to John Lawrence Clements and Zelma Clairene Scott. Ruby was a teacher at Mt. Pleasant School for over 30 years and taught...

Obituary: William Caleb Hiett

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William Caleb Hiett, 23, of Southside, departed this life on Thursday, September 3, 2020, in Southside.  He was born in Fairmont, West Virginia on July 16, 1997, to John and Donna Edwards Hiett. He is a 2015 graduate of Southside High School and a 2017...

Obituary: Rafael Trujillo, Sr.

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Rafael Trujillo, Sr., 77, of Batesville passed away Saturday, September 5, 2020. He was born October 24, 1942 in Villa Guerrero, Mexico to Trocolo Trujillo Gomes and Ventura Montes de Oca Flores. Rafael was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Rosa Maria...

Main Street Batesville scales back downtown Halloween plans; ‘The River Haunt’ approved to open

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The popularity of Main Street Batesville’s Fun & Safe Halloween trick-or-treat event will make it difficult to hold this October due to social distancing regulations and other coronavirus guidelines, according to Main Street Batesville (MSB) and downtown merchants. But there are plans for a...

Citizens Bank exceeds $1 billion in total assets; CEO Phil Baldwin shares plans to retire in 2021

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Featured image: Adam Mitchell (left) and Phil Baldwin Citizens Bank, headquartered in Batesville, announced Friday that it has exceeded $1 billion in total assets, making Citizens Bank one of the few banks in Arkansas to achieve this level of scope and scale. Celebrating at an event...

WRHS nurses selected as Top 40 nurse leaders

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Angela Chapman (pictured right), MSN, RN, White River Health System (WRHS) Education Department Manager and Stephanie Welch (pictured left), MSN, BAP, RN, CMSRN, WRHS Director of Quality were recently selected as Arkansas Center for Nursing’s top 40 Nurse Leaders Under 40. They will be...

COVID-19: Now over 50,000 reported cases in state; Independence in Top 10 of new county cases

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At Monday's statewide COVID-19 briefing, officials discussed a wide variety of issues related to the pandemic, including the news of Arkansas passing the 50,000-mark in reported cases. According to figures released, the state added 645 new cases within the last 24 hours, bringing the statewide...

Four charged with drug felonies in Stone County Circuit Court

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Four individuals were charged with drug felonies earlier this week in Stone County Circuit Court. Corey E. Gurwell, 28, was caught in a drug-buy from a confidential informant used by a Stone County Narcotics Officer, court records said. The incident occurred in April of this...

Arkansas woman pleads guilty to killing former lawmaker

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POCAHONTAS, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas woman has pleaded guilty to killing a former state lawmaker who was found dead from multiple stab wounds outside her home last year. Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree murder in the death of former state Sen....

ASP: Children found in car in Booneville; one dead, another alive but critical

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The Arkansas State Police is investigating the death of a three-year-old girl and injury to her 15-month-old sister. Both are the apparent victims of heat while they were inside a car parked outside their mother’s home in Booneville on Monday (July 20). According to a release...