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Control of its own destiny – Southside says annexation is political attack

SOUTHSIDE — Hundreds of people aren’t happy at the thought of being annexed into the city of Batesville and are organizing to stop the effort. Between 400 and 500 people turned out for a meeting Monday night at Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Keep Southside Free from Annexation co-chairs are Brandon Gay and John Casey. While the majority of …

In Other News

Jailer lands behind bars

When Frankie Ciamaricone landed in jail he walked out with several hundred dollars less than he went in with. The …

Drug house bust nets two arrests

Joint efforts of two local drug agencies resulted in the arrest of two men in west Batesville Tuesday. The men …

Arkansas state prison inmate found dead in cell

GRADY (AP) — Arkansas prison officials say a 24-year-old state inmate has been found dead in his cell at the …

Moorefield to discuss sales tax

MOOREFIELD — The Moorefield City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the town hall at 55 Moore Ave. …

Free prostate cancer screening to be held

According to statistics from the Arkansas Department of Health, an average of 2,000 Arkansas men are diagnosed with prostate cancer …

Chamber announces coloring contest

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will launch a Water Carnival Coloring Contest with local elementary schools to promote the …

Evening Shade gets grant

LITTLE ROCK — The city of Evening Shade will get nearly $100,000 from a state grant to purchase and install …

Gospel band Big Daddy Weave to perform

CHARLOTTE — Big Daddy Weave will be featured at John 3:16 Ministries’ Sunday morning service Sunday. The band will take …

Sports

Southside, Highland split high school golf matches

CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Led by sophomore Maigan Johnson, the Southside Lady Southerners edged the Highland Lady Rebels by one stroke …

Weather threat KOs golf matches

Two high school golf matches at The Course at Eagle Mountain on Tuesday were stopped and eventually called off due …

Razorback defense looks refreshed, refreshing

FAYETTEVILLE — Bret Bielema liked what he saw from Arkansas’ new-look defense early during preseason camp. In fact, the Razorbacks …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, August 20 – Saturday, August 23, 2014.

Buckeye’s Miller suffers season-ending injury

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to …

Star veterans defy father time in NFL

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s something stunning happening on Michael Vick’s head. You can’t see them from far away, but …

Brown’s Hoyer slated to open season

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Brian Hoyer will open the season as Cleveland’s starting quarterback, barely hanging on to his job …

Sports Briefs

Pro hockey UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A “substantial” minority interest in the New York Islanders was sold, pending approval by …