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Batesville Public Safety Committee meets again on fire department residency requirements

Article by Teisha Bagwell, White River Now The question remains unanswered.  Should firefighters, both full-time and part-pay (volunteers) be required to live in the Batesville city...

UPDATE: Revised burning ordinance discussed at Batesville City Council meeting; ordinance...

The hot ticket item at Tuesday night’s Batesville City Council meeting was a "burning" issue. The city has had its fire department working for some...

New open burning regulations on agenda for Batesville City Council meeting

An ordinance adopting regulations for open burning within the city limits is on the agenda for Tuesday's Batesville City Council meeting. The ordinance notes the...

City of Batesville, WRMC to provide farmers market beginning this month

The City of Batesville and White River Medical Center (WRMC) are partnering to provide a farmers market beginning Thursday, Aug. 8. The market is...

A decades-old contention between local governments continues; resolution on the horizon?

Last week at both the Independence County Quorum Court and Batesville City Council meetings, years-long contention about the distribution of county jail fees and...

LISTEN: Mayor’s comment during Batesville City Council meeting this week called...

UPDATED, July 11, 2019, 10:40 a.m. with copy of resolution posted. During this week’s Batesville city council meeting, Mayor Rick Elumbaugh commented on a resolution...

City of Batesville moves recycling trailer to Farmer’s Market at Riverside...

The City of Batesville has relocated the recycling collection trailer that was originally at the former headquarters of the Batesville Police Department on Central...

Over 800 attend Saturday’s Pride Celebration in Batesville

Image: Batesville PRIDE's Facebook page Over 800 people attended the first-ever Batesville Pride Celebration Saturday afternoon in Main Street's Pocket Park. The park was decorated in...

Batesville Fire Department responds to cut gas line on fire

Photo Credit: Batesville Fire Department Facebook page According to a Facebook post by the Batesville Fire Department. Fire crews responded to a cut gas line...

Batesville City Council to meet and handle unfinished business

The Batesville City Council will meet in regular session Tuesday, Jan. 29 and handle one item under unfinished business. It will be the third...

Independence County Library among Top 10 libraries in the state

A new ranking of libraries in the state of Arkansas is out, and the new Independence County Library is in the top 10. Independence County...