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26 graduate YouthBuild

A program for young people that began last year is once again proving it works. Last week 26 young people earned their high school diplomas and/or construction industry certifications. The second YouthBuild graduation was held in the George Rider Room of First Community Bank and it was standing room only. More than 100 people squeezed into the meeting room to …

In Other News

Woman charged with passing fake checks

A Concord woman who claims she opened a bank account for someone else faces a theft by deception charge. Brandi …

Krug resigns

Fred Krug has resigned his position as alderman. Krug, who was nearing the end of his fifth term serving Ward …

ICED: No funded director

The Independence County Economic Development Commission  is still working on bringing new businesses to the area despite losing its director …

Offices to close

Newark city offices will be closed Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday, recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston said. Monday’s regular …

Missing girl safe

A 17-year-old Batesville girl, Jessica Aguirre, last seen near the White River Medical Center Wednesday evening, has been located. “The …

Man arrested for beating, stabbing woman 

WALNUT RIDGE — A Walnut Ridge man was arrested after a woman went to the hospital with stab wounds and …

Southside committee to meet

SOUTHSIDE — Keep Southside Free from Annexation will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist …

Museum fundraiser is Saturday

The Old Independence Regional Museum will host The Grand Independence Musical Revue fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday in Brown Chapel …

Sports

Coaches say they’re pleased with scrimmage results

SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Southerners saw their first live football action against an opponent Thursday at Stewart Field as the …

Batesville breaks skid in Cabot

CABOT — The Batesville Lady Pioneers broke through on the road by blanking the Cabot Lady Panthers. Winless in home …

Lady Southerners blank hosts in conference volleyball opener

LITTLE ROCK — The Southside Lady Southerners defeated the Pulaski Robinson Lady Senators Thursday in their first Class 4A Central …

Bearkatz, Lady Rebels win golf matches

MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Bearkatz and Highland Lady Rebels won high school golf matches at Cooper’s Hawk on Thursday. Led …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, August 29 – Saturday, August 30, 2014.

Morgan leads revamped group of Hog receivers

FAYETTEVILLE — Drew Morgan couldn’t resist the chance to celebrate after making a 44-yard catch during Arkansas’ first preseason scrimmage, …

Arkansas-Auburn preview

Arkansas (0-0, 0-0 SEC) at No. 6 Auburn (0-0, 0-0), 3 p.m. (SEC Network) Betting line: Auburn by 20½. Series …

Hill breaks Manziel mark as A&M whips S. Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kenny Hill broke Johnny Manziel’s single-game passing record with 511 yards and No. 21 Texas A&M …