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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Obituary: Nadine Israel

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Nadine (Powell) Israel, 79, of Sidney passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 in Little Rock. She was born on April 23, 1940 in Alma, Arkansas to Otis Dale Powell and Genevieve (Cottrell) Powell. Nadine enjoyed quilting, sewing, reading, gardening and playing with her grandkids. Survivors include two...

Nationwide test for the Emergency Alert System scheduled for today

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, known as EAS this afternoon. The radio stations belonging to the White River Now media family will be participating in the test which will be conducted...

Community volunteers participate in “Keep Batesville Beautiful” event

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Photo submitted. Saturday, May 18 volunteers from the IMPACT Independence County Beautification cluster participated in the first "Keep Batesville Beautiful" community clean-up event, sponsored by the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission. Volunteers picked up more than fifty bags of litter from major corridors throughout the community with...

Stone County man sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary

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Corey Thomas Ensign. Photo Credit: Stone County Sheriff's Office. Corey Thomas Ensign (pictured), 32, entered a negotiated plea of guilty to five drug-related charges including simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms and possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. In addition to 60-months in prison, Ensign was...

Independence County woman charged with felony theft by receiving

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Photo provided by the Independence County Jail An Independence County woman has been arrested and charged in circuit court with theft by receiving. Maranda Kay Younger (pictured), 21,  is accused of receiving or retaining a stolen debit card.   Authorities said in the affidavit that the card...

Batesville alcohol taxes collected in 2018 comparable to 2017

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The alcohol tax in the city of Batesville brought in $59,524 in 2018. The total collected was comparable to the collection in 2017 of $60,702. (Click here for 2017 numbers.) The largest tax collector was Josie’s Steakhouse, now known as the Best Dam Steakhouse, with a...

Independence County Sheriff’s Department Warrant List for week of April 15

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The Independence County Sheriff’s Department has started a new program by listing the names of 20 to 25 individuals each week who have active warrants for the public to assist in locating. The list is being released alphabetically, according to the department, and it...

Stone County man charged with theft by receiving after leaving stolen truck at residence

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A Stone County man has been charged in Stone County Circuit Court with theft by receiving after leaving a stolen vehicle at a Mountain View residence. The vehicle in question is a 2003 Ford F-350 truck, valued at $14,000, that was stolen out of Texas....

Highway 14 from Locust Grove to Mountain View to close for repairs due to “slide”

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ArDOT officials: A section of Highway 14 from Locust Grove toward Mountain View will be closed later today due to excessive rains causing a "slide." Detour signs are being posted to indicate an alternate route sending traffic through the Wolf Bayou area while the...

Searcy named winner in Small Business Revolution, $500K renovation after weeks of voting

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Searcy has won a spot on the Hulu reality show Small Business Revolution – Main Street. After weeks of voting, the town has won a $500,000 revitalization of six small businesses and the downtown area. The renovations will be featured on the...

Highway closure in northern Batesville impacts traffic

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The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) says a section of State Highway 69 in north Batesville is now closed during current repair work. This section of highway is under width restrictions requiring trucks to use a designated detour route at all times. This impacts roadway...