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Church burns overnight

SOUTHSIDE — The Southside United Methodist Church located at 39 Magnolia St. was deemed a total loss after a fire consumed the building overnight, according to Southside Fire Chief Jeremy Loggins.

In Other News

No foul play suspected in man’s death

A call to 911 Friday night sent police and medical personnel to a Batesville address where they found 21-year-old Thomas …

Brothers hospitalized

CAVE CITY — Two brothers who allegedly tried to kill each other Sunday night are being treated for their injures …

Woman allegedly buys toys with co-worker’s stolen card

An arrest is pending for a Poughkeepsie woman who reportedly sneaked a debit card from a co-worker’s purse to buy …

Thanksgiving to affect trash pickup, shutter offices

The Independence and Sharp County Courthouses will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. Independence County trash and recycling will …

Timberwolves to serve meal

NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves football team is “teaming up” with the Hazel Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church to …

20 families receive free PCs

SOUTHSIDE — Twenty families of the Southside School District are now owners of Internet-ready computers thanks to a donation by …

Visitor takes wallet, uses cards

A $15,000 bond has been set for Shelby Alexander Chiaromonte, 33, of Batesville. Prosecutor Don McSpadden has charged Chiaromonte with …

Arrest made in check forgery

Allegedly writing checks on a deceased man’s account has resulted in the arrest of 27-year-old Christi L. McDougal of Thida. …

Sports

Pioneers earn 5th straight playoff semifinal

The Batesville Pioneers started their Thanksgiving week a little early with good news from Little Rock, then they delivered on …

Scot basketball teams swept by AMC foes in Missouri

PARKVILLE, Mo. — Trailing Park University by 13 points with 3:01 remaining Saturday night, the Lyon College men’s basketball team …

Lady Southerners start district play with road win

STUTTGART — The Southside Lady Southerners defeated the Stuttgart Lady Ricebirds 43-16 Friday in their first 4A-2 District game and …

Lady Pioneers fall twice in Searcy

SEARCY — The Batesville Lady Pioneers fell to 0-3 with two losses in the Searcy Bank Classic over the weekend, …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, November 24 – Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

’Noles top ’Katz 14-7 in 3A playoffs

OSCEOLA — The Melbourne Bearkatz couldn’t find the end zone again Friday after making a late charge in their 3A …

Scaggs, Hance help Pioneer defense deliver on promise

Senior cornerback Sam Scaggs and senior outside linebacker Wes Hance have helped the Batesville Pioneer defense shine brighter than anyone …

Benefit account set up for Max Rucker, family

An account for Max Rucker and his family has been set up at First Community Bank, announced Dr. Jeff Angel …