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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...

BREAKING: Suspect arrested and charged in Rebekah Gould case

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A Texas man visiting Izard County in 2004 has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder degree in connection with the death of Rebekah Christian Gould, whose body was discovered 16 years ago on a hillside off Arkansas Highway 9 south of Melbourne, according...

Obituary: Terry Glenn Weaver

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Terry Glenn Weaver, 64, of Magness, Arkansas died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. He was born on Oct. 20, 1956. Terry was a child of God. His whole life revolved around his Lord and Savior. He worked as a heavy equipment operator all his life and spent...

Obituary: Tommy Joe Queary

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Tommy Joe Queary, 79, of Bethesda, Arkansas, went to his home in Heaven on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. He was born Sept. 3, 1941, near Bethesda, Arkansas to Carl Queary and Leona (Howard) Queary. He was of the Church of Christ faith. Tommy was a kind-hearted...

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...

Yellowjackets defeat the Riverview Raiders in a double-header Tuesday night at home

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Report and photo by Kevin Johnson Beck Morrow hit a three-pointer to close out the third quarter and give Mountain View a 39-31 lead. Senior Brayden Scribner would hit two free throws in the fourth quarter which was the only two points Mountain View would score...

Couple, allegedly high on meth, lead Stone County officer on chase with speeds reaching 100 mph

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A Fifty-Six, Ark. man, allegedly high on methamphetamine, led a Stone County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant on a high-speed chase over the weekend, according to authorities. On Saturday, March 5, Lt. Zach Alexander of the Stone County Sheriff's Department noticed a couple in a vehicle driving...

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...

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...

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...

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...