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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

County tax collections up, unemployment numbers down says Griffin

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Independence County Judge Robert Griffin said Wednesday that Tax Collector Paul Albert's report shows this year's collections are up over $200,000 as compared to last year. Judge Griffin said it was anticipated that collections would be lower when compared to last year, so the increase...

Obituary: Donald Winkle

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Donald Dwine Winkle, 73, passed away on Sept. 23, 2020. He was born on May 6, 1947, in Bethesda, AR. Donald was a member of Pilgrim's Rest Baptist Church. He was also an Army Veteran. After the army, Donald started working with the Batesville Water...

Citizens Bank celebrates Joyce Prickett’s retirement

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Citizens Bank will celebrate the retirement of Executive Assistant Joyce Prickett with a reception in her honor from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the bank’s headquarters at 655 St. Louis Street in Batesville.  The reception is open to the public. “It has been...

Depot Days 2020 coming this Saturday to Newport

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The 22nd Annual Depot Days Music Festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 26 on historic Front Street in downtown Newport. Part of the Monster Nights Downtown Entertainment Series, the festival is a showcase of local, regional, and national talent paying tribute to the early history...

Apparent boating accident on White River in Baxter County claims life of Kansas man

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A 75-year-old Kansas man died Thursday in an apparent boating accident on the White River near Buford Spur, according to a release from the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities from the sheriff’s office, along with Arkansas Game and Fish officers and fire and rescue personnel...

Obituary: Michele (Alwert) Morris

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Michele (Alwert) Morris of Sulphur Rock departed this life on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at the age of 50. She was born December 25, 1969, in Phoenix, Ariz., the daughter of George and Dorothy (Ervin) Combee. She was of the Pentecostal belief and attended the Newark...

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...