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Husband, children find reasons to be thankful amid sorrow

Even in her final days Margaret McMillin found much to be thankful for. Good knees were one. ———— Except for over the Internet, Keith and Margaret McMillin had never even seen the house that would become their home on Chamblee Drive when they moved from Texas to Batesville in 2005. “That’s what’s known as faith,” Keith said with a laugh. …

In Other News

Driver charged after crash

Injuries at a crash site resulted in one being charged after the driver refused to comply with the on-duty officer. …

West librarian nets national recognition; Batesville to purchase new track equipment

One of Batesville School District’s own is receiving statewide recognition. West Magnet Elementary library media specialist Ashley Cooksey has been …

School looking into claims bus driver slammed brakes

The Batesville School District is investigating claims that a student was hurt when a school bus driver slammed the brakes …

Southside hopes funding will spark interest in science

SOUTHSIDE — Southside Middle School has received a $10,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education and will use the …

‘Late bill’ scam reported

Grandparents and those who have Entergy accounts are being scammed statewide, according to Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery. Jeffery said …

City council committee to discuss law enforcement

The Batesville City Council’s committee on law enforcement will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at city hall. Committee meetings are …

Mountian Home couple sentenced in child meth case

MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — An Arkansas couple has been sentenced to probation after their 2-year-old son was found with methamphetamine …

Financial programs available for low-income families

The Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Inc. (NADC) has announced two new programs aimed at helping low-income families by offering financial …

Sports

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 …

Midland softball stars Pratt, Stephens sign with Williams Baptist

PLEASANT PLAINS — Two senior members of the state champion Midland Lady Mustangs softball team signed letters-of-intent Wednesday to play …

Scots win big in league openers

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — In one of the best defensive performances by the Lyon College men’s basketball team in the …

Timberwolves roll over Eagles 64-26

BRADFORD — The defending 2A state champion Cedar Ridge Timberwolves rolled over the Bradford Eagles 64-26 Thursday in a non-district …

Searcy Classic hosts down Lady Pioneers

SEARCY — A bad spell of shooting in the second quarter cost the Batesville Lady Pioneers in the Searcy Classic …

Junior Pioneers win 35-32

BEEBE — The Batesville Junior Pioneers defeated the Lonoke Junior Jacrabbits 35-32 Thursday in the consolation finals of the Beebe …

Scot grapplers go 2-2 in Arkadelphia

ARKADELPHIA — The Lyon College men picked up a pair of one-sided wrestling victories last weekend as the Scots split …