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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Cherokee Village woman dies in one-car accident in Ash Flat

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A Cherokee Village woman was killed late Thursday afternoon in a one-car accident in Ash Flat, according to the Arkansas State Police. The Preliminary Fatal Crash Summary notes Sandra L. Becky, 69, was traveling westbound on US Highway 62/412 just after 5 p.m. when she...

State sees largest single-day increase in ‘community’ COVID-19 cases

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At his statewide COVID-19 briefing, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday there were 261 new coronavirus cases in the state since Wednesday. It is the largest single-day increase in community cases so far. Community cases mean these cases are not in rest homes or the prison...

Arkansas State Capitol to reopen to the public June 1

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Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston announced in a media release Wednesday that the Arkansas State Capitol would reopen to the public on Monday, June 1. Hours and services will be limited. Until further notice, the building will be open to the public from 9...

Shelly Hendrix talks the 2020 BACC Business Expo

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will hold a Virtual Business Expo presented by FNBC Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26. The event will be hosted virtually through the BACC’s website, batesvilleareachamber.com and the chamber’s Facebook page. The theme for the 2020 Business Expo is “Discovering...

Parks Director gives update on reopening of parks, pools, community center, and more

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With Phase One of the gradual lifting of coronavirus-related restrictions underway, Batesville Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Owens (pictured above) visited with the White River Now family of radio stations this morning about reopening the majority of the city's parks and the Batesville Community...

Eighth annual BAAC National Juried Exhibition underway

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The Batesville Area Arts Council Gallery on Main is pleased to host the 2020 BAAC National Juried Exhibition through Aug. 1, 2020. The exhibition consists of 21 pieces from 19 artists across the United States. The juror for BAAC’s 8th Annual National Juried Exhibition...

BHS to hold 2020 graduation July 10

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Set the date. Pending any kind of change related to the COVID-19 crisis, Batesville High School Principal David Campbell told White River Now's Gary Bridgman this morning that the BHS Class of 2020 Graduation will be Friday, July 10, at Pioneer Stadium at 8 p.m. Campbell said...

Oaks 7 VIP Cinema reopens; ‘E.T.’ shows tonight as Classic Film Series resumes

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Batesville's Oaks 7 VIP Cinema, 2250 Harrison St., has reopened after a few weeks of closure during the statewide COVID-19 shutdown. Currently showing at the Oaks 7 VIP Cinema this week: "I Still Believe," "Bad Boys for Life," "Spider-Man: Far from Home," "Trolls World Tour,"...

Lyon College graduates 25 from Independence County

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Lyon College graduated 25 seniors from Independence County. From Batesville: Dawson Javier Angeles Raleigh Alexander Jeffrey Haley Johnson Jared Miller Jones Kendra Mae Kelley Andrea Lauren Kuykendall Joann Tuyet Le David Austin Lewis Madison Elizabeth Lewis Natalie Nicole Patterson Haley Nicole Reed Guadalupe Del Pilar Reyes Mendoza Virginia Marie Mohlke-Schroeder Billy Stidham Susan M. Sullens Chase William Baker William Rutledge Clark Taylor Dale McKinley...

UACCB announces 2019-2020 graduates

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The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 graduates. Honor graduates are denoted as summa cum laude (cumulative grade point average of 3.9 or higher) magna cum laude (cumulative GPA of 3.75 to 3.89) and cum laude (cumulative GPA...

ATV stolen from local dealership found in Magness

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An alert Independence County deputy was patrolling when he saw an ATV side-by-side that looked like one that had been reported stolen. After an investigation, it was found that the ATV side-by-side, sitting in the backyard of a Magness, Ark., residence, was in fact the...