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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...

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...

First Community Bank tops Forbes 2020 Best-in-State Banks and Credit Unions list

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First Community Bank has been chosen as the top bank among four other financial institutions on Arkansas’ best banks by Forbes for its 2020 Best-In-State Banks and Credit Unions list. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal...

Arkansas reports state-record 1,061 new COVID-19 cases

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Arkansas has reported a state-record 1,061 new cases of the new coronavirus but no new deaths related to the virus. State health officials reported the total cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, climbed to 27,864 Saturday. The state said the...

Arts Council hosting “take home” summer art camp

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The Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC) will host a “take home” summer art camp for kids this month. The council is busy putting together art kits, which include all supplies needed to create fice outlined projects and many more. Students will learn about a variety of...

First Community to build banking center in Brookland

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First Community Bank has purchased property at 8101 Highway 49 in Brookland, Ark., and has received regulatory approval to build a sixth northeast Arkansas banking center that will mark the 28th location in the bank’s branch network. “The Brookland branch is the result of our...