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Engineer marks career at highway department

When the Pioneers are playing at home during football season, Lyndal Waits will be there to announce the play-by-plays. And on Saturdays (if he’s not calling the Hogs at his alma mater), again he climbs into the press box at Pioneer Stadium to call a youth league football game. His lunch hour on Fridays are a standing date to be …

In Other News

Batesville getting $250K for street overlay project

Batesville water customers can now pay their bills online. Tuesday night, City Engineer Damon Johnson came before the city council …

Texas man wanted for murder captured in Sharp County

STRAWBERRY — A man wanted in Texas for first-degree murder and aggravated assault was captured Wednesday in the Sharp County …

Candidates return to alma mater

SOUTHSIDE — Campaigning may be new to those who have never run for political office, but ask those who know …

Bond set in burglaries

A $50,000 bond has been set on charges of burglary, theft, firearms violations and drugs. Twenty-five-year-old Jordon Gray Cato faces …

Woman’s ride cut short

A 28-year-old Searcy woman’s ride and a drive did not last long after she paid for a vehicle with a …

Multiple thefts reported

Independence County authorities were called to 1850 Cave Creek Road on Easter Sunday when a man returned home from church …

‘300 Days of Grazing’ highlights conference at Experiment Station

During last week’s Livestock Field Day at the University of Arkansas Livestock & Forestry Research Station west of Batesville, Tom …

Annual plant sale to be Saturday

The Independence County Master Gardeners’ annual plant sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Arkansas …

Sports

6 area cagers named to All-Star teams

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Rosters for the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star basketball teams were announced Wednesday and it …

Lyon signs softball, volleyball players

Lyon College coaches recently announced the signing of three softball players and one volleyball player. The softball signees are Emily …

Cedar Ridge hosting benefit 5K for football team

NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District will host the “Football Frenzy 5K” run/walk Friday, according to a news release …

BHS ballgames moved to Searcy

Due to transportation problems at Searcy, Batesville High School’s home baseball game set for Friday afternoon will now be played …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, April 24, 2014.

Road teams off to flying start in NBA playoffs

MIAMI — Here’s the list of teams that had home-court advantage entering the opening round of these NBA playoffs: Indiana, …

NY pitcher ejected; BoSox thump Yanks

BOSTON (AP) — Michael Pineda was ejected for using pine tar less than two weeks after appearing to get away …

Chicago Cubs blow 3-run lead in ninth inning to mar 100th birthday party for Wrigley Field

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday in dramatic fashion Wednesday, allowing the Arizona Diamondbacks to …