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Judge gives COVID-19 update to White River Now’s Gary B.: one new positive case, budget shortfall expected

White River Now’s Gary Bridgman visited with Independence County Judge Robert Griffin this morning about the judge’s recent announcement of one new positive case of COVID-19 in the county, bringing to the total amount of positive cases in the county to six. However, the judge has noted one of the six positive cases has recovered.

Griffin also said with the expected shortfall of sales and fuel taxes, the county budget will take a hit that will affect most county departments. The county has already issued a hiring freeze, and most departments will have to readjust to confront the predicted deficit.

To listen to the full interview with Judge Griffin, click below.


The interview will also be available in our COVID-19 podcast section on the White River Now app.


The new White River Now mobile app has started featuring regular COVID-19 updates and podcasts. In addition to the updates featured on the White River Now family of radio stations, the COVID-19 podcast section also features new interviews with Sen. James Sturch, Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh, Independence County Judge Robert Griffin, Stone County Judge Stacey Avey, and state Rep. Stu Smith. Download the free White River Now app today from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, and keep up-to-date on all local and state coronavirus information and to listen to the streams of White River Now radio stations.

We also carry live feeds of Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s COVID-19’s briefings on-air, on White River Now’s Facebook page, and through the White River Now app on Arkansas 103.3 KWOZ.

Layout 1Get up-to-date local and regional news along with the latest sports and weather every weekday morning by listening to Gary B. on Ozark Newsline, broadcast from the First Community Bank Newsroom on Arkansas 103.3White River Now updates are also aired weekday mornings on 93 KZLEOutlaw 106.5, and 99.5 Hits Now. Have a news tip or event to promote? Email White River Now at news@whiterivernow.comBe sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Add don’t forget to download the  White River Now mobile app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

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