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Bids opened on fire training site

One building on the riverbank could soon be razed, as a new fire training center/workforce training facility is to be built on the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville campus. Tuesday afternoon, two members of the White River Firefighters’ Association, architects Doug Lee and Herman Lee and other officials opened bids at the White River Planning and Development District …

In Other News

Accused rapist paroled

A man who served three years in prison for raping a 12-year-old girl has been paroled, according a notification this …

Accused murder pleads not guilty 

SEARCY (AP) — A Bald Knob man has pleaded not guilty to accusations that he fatally shot his father-in-law and …

Neighborhood watch nabs alleged huffer

He ran through the briars and he ran through the brambles but a Pleasant Plains paint huffer couldn’t outrun the …

OEM reports earthquake

A 2.3-magnitude earthquake struck at 2:53 a.m. today, according to Independence County Office of Emergency Management Deputy Director Tony Younger. …

Man passes out in patrol car

Shortly after a man said he was ready to go to jail, he was passed out in the patrol car. …

Free movie offered

The Batesville Parks Department will host the next “Movies in the Park” at 8:30 p.m. Friday in the amphitheater at …

ADEQ: More promotion needed in county’s recycling efforts

The trash can may seem like the place for that soda can, milk jug and shoes that will never be …

Doctor joins Batesville Neurology

Dr. Krishna Mylavarapu, neurologist, has joined the medical staff at White River Medical Center and Batesville Neurology, announced Gary L. …

Sports

Sederberg places third nationally, points mountain bike at Norway

After a third-place finish in the USA Cycling Cross-Country Mountain Bike National Championships in Macungie, Pennsylvania, a local man is …

Isle of Capri points racing returns to local speedway

LOCUST GROVE — The Isle of Capri racing series returns to the Batesville Motor Speedway Friday as all five classes …

Bielema says off-the-field work shows Hogs’ progress

FAYETTEVILLE — Assessments of the Arkansas Razorbacks’ football prospects, coming off their 3-9 overall and 0-8 in the SEC 2013 …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, July 24 – Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Cobb outduels Lynn, Rays win 3-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis right-hander Lance Lynn was at the top of his game on Wednesday night. So …

NCAA infractions chair responds to allegations

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The chairman of the NCAA’s infractions committee says a number of factors could be the cause …

National Guard troops entertain Junior, Rahal

EDINBURGH, Ind. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Graham Rahal are used to occasional fireworks when drivers get upset at …

Sports Briefs

Pro baseball CHICAGO (AP) — San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin was suspended 25 games by Major League Baseball on …