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Melbourne school to implement Chromebooks

MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School District is putting technology in the hands of its students after the recent purchase of 140 notebook computers in response to the growing need for such media in the classroom. With the new Common Core standards being implemented across the state and nation, the district is preparing its students for not only the upcoming PARCC …

In Other News

Colorado high court considers pot firing case

DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Brandon Coats, …

Area woman mauled by dog

CAVE CITY — Police arrived to find a Cave City woman killed by her pet pit bull Friday afternoon after …

Crash claims one, injures five others

One woman was killed and five people injured in a head-on crash on Watson Road Saturday, according to a report …

Groups partner for Project Pink

Stanley Wood Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac and Scott Wood Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will be putting the pedal to the …

Search for lost woman ends with man taken into custody

As one group of police officers were trying to find a woman lost in the woods north of Batesville, another …

Man who became violent at club transported to county jail

A Floral man reportedly causing problems for staff at a local club was arrested for public intoxication after telling police …

Alcohol, meth top Izard arrests

MELBOURNE — Two Izard County residents were arrested last week for intoxication, according to a report from Sheriff Tate Lawrence. …

Arrests include drugs, battery

MELBOURNE — A Melbourne man was arrested last week following a fight in that city, according to a report from …

Sports

Southside sweeps visitors in v-ball

SOUTHSIDE — The Southside volleyball teams swept Cedar Ridge in all divisions Monday in non-conference volleyball matches at Southside Gymnasium. …

BJHS volleyballers take two from Annie Camp

Batesville took two from Annie Camp in non-conference junior high volleyball action Monday night in Pioneer Gymnasium. The Junior Lady …

Hurricane outscores Pioneers in junior varsity football

JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Golden Hurricane jumped out to a 17-0 lead and held off the Batesville Pioneers for a …

Donkey basketball game set for Oct. 11

BROCKWELL — Izard County High School is scheduled to host a donkey basketball game at the elementary school gymnasium in …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, September 30 – October 2, 2014.

Television puts hold on Razorback vs. Tide

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — CBS has exercised a six-day option on the upcoming Alabama at Arkansas football game. The Razorbacks will …

Strong accepts underdog role against Baylor

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In his first season in the Big 12, Texas Coach Charlie Strong seems to have accepted …

Sports Briefs

College football ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon says a “serious lack of communication” led to …