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Southside annexation goes to ballot

Their voices were heard loud and clear, but the fight’s not over. Monday night, the Batesville City Council held a special meeting over whether to send the proposed Southside annexation issue to the Nov. 4 general election ballot. The measure made it — but just barely, and in a rare move for the Batesville city government, it was Mayor Rick …

In Other News

Arson suspected

The Independence County Sheriff’s Department responded to a fire in the area of Thida Sunday night. When officers arrived there …

Author reminds teachers of their ‘power’

Manny Scott can still hear his mother’s screams for help after her face was slammed against a glass window by …

Leveritt to speak at museum Sept. 14

Mara Leveritt, recipient of several prestigious writers awards, will be the featured speaker at Old Independence Regional Museum’s annual meeting …

C-Ridge quizzers awarded rings

NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District’s senior high quiz bowl team won the 2A state championship game in April …

Izard sheriff reminds drivers of school bus safety

MELBOURNE — Some 25 million students nationwide began riding school buses last week, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said in …

Jonesboro police chief resigns

JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro’s police chief has resigned three days after being suspended without pay because of derogatory statements he …

ICED to meet

The Independence County Economic Development Inc. will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Blair and Stroud law office, 500 …

Sharp County road closed

POUGHKEEPSIE — Bilbrey Road, one-quarter mile off Highway 58, will be closed until Sept. 2 for bridge repairs, Dan Melbourne, …

Sports

Scot soccer teams lead off with sweep in Conway

CONWAY — Three was a winning number for Lyon College soccer teams in season-opening matches here Monday. After the Central …

Timberwolf golf team keeps rolling

NEWPORT — For the second high school golf match in a row, Cedar Ridge’s Ethan Weaver and Taylor Ford tied …

Visiting Belles battle past Lady Pioneers

The Mount St. Mary Academy Belles struck back twice in Pioneer Gym to take a 3-2, season-opening high school volleyball …

S-side juniors begin with win

SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Junior Lady Southerners began their volleyball season with a 2-0, non-conference victory over the Cave City …

Bald Knob junior, senior gridders win scrimmages with Cave City

BALD KNOB — The Cave City Cavemen and Junior Cavemen played the first of several football scrimmages on Monday, and …

Area-based cagers win tourney

The Rim Reapers, a circulation area traveling boys basketball team, recently went unbeaten while winning the Knights End of Summer …

‘Better’ Hogs will get quick, stern test in Auburn

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Bret Bielema has talked throughout the preseason about his increased comfort level at Arkansas, and how he …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, August 26 – Saturday, August 30, 2014.