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Eight years after crash, driver still amazes doctors

DESHA — Randy McIntosh is 28 years old. That’s eight years longer than any doctor ever imagined he would live, considering his incredible car crash in July of 2006 that crushed his skull and broke numerous bones in his body, all requiring multiple surgeries over the years. “The doctors told me they had done everything they could for my son,” …

In Other News

Pioneer collapses, flown to Children’s

Max Rucker, a 15-year-old sophomore football player for the Batesville Pioneers, collapsed just after the start of practice Wednesday afternoon …

Trafficking defendant claims rights violated

A man accused of drug trafficking did not testify during his suppression hearing, but with the aid of an interpreter …

Homeowners report thefts

While Jerry Page was in the process of moving his personal belongings from Little Rock to a Batesville mobile home, …

Portraits/pets fundraiser set

The Humane Society of Independence County’s 19th annual Christmas Portraits with Pets fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m. to …

BAAC holds holiday card screenprinting workshop Saturday

A Holiday Card Screenprinting workshop will be hosted by Batesville Area Arts Council from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Saturday in …

Weekend Events

Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, November 21 – Saturday, November 22, 2014.

Program helps diabetic patients manage their disease

CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Diabetes is America’s fastest-growing chronic disease. To put it in perspective, the Center for Disease Control released …

Rec panel to review requests

The Independence County Quorum Court recreation committee will meet at 5 this evening at the Independence County Courthouse to review …

Sports

Pioneer collapses, flown to Children’s

Max Rucker, a 15-year-old sophomore football player for the Batesville Pioneers, collapsed just after the start of practice Wednesday afternoon …

Slowing big-play ’Noles key for ’Katz

Melbourne Coach Kevin McCarn said simulating the Osceola Seminoles’ speed in practice has been difficult, but it’s important if the …

Pioneers, Panthers to meet in 4th straight state playoffs

Familiarity with the opponent is not a concern this Friday night for the Batesville Pioneers. The previous two Friday’s, the …

Area cagers adding up in Arvest tourney semis

FLIPPIN — Two circulation area teams advanced into the semifinals of the Arvest Tournament at Flippin Wednesday as the Izard …

Junior Pioneers win in Beebe

BEEBE — The Batesville Junior Pioneers defeated the Central Arkansas Christian Junior Warriors 39-22 in a consolation game of the …

Two Torpedoes win, four qualify for Junior Olympics swim meet

Two Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes won events and four qualified for the Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympics with …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, November 20 – Friday, November 21, 2014.

Hogs humble Demon Deacons with ‘Dunk Ville’

FAYETTEVILLE — Michael Qualls was a regular on the highlight circuit for Arkansas last season with his variety of powerful …