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Control of its own destiny – Southside says annexation is political attack

SOUTHSIDE — Hundreds of people aren’t happy at the thought of being annexed into the city of Batesville and are organizing to stop the effort. Between 400 and 500 people turned out for a meeting Monday night at Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Keep Southside Free from Annexation co-chairs are Brandon Gay and John Casey. While the majority of …

In Other News

Habitat selects next family – Fifth home donated

At Batesville Montessori School, Sasha Sutton looks forward to the weekend. A single mother of two children, she once thought …

Rape charges filed

ASH FLAT — Three counts rape. Four counts second-degree sexual assault. One count sexual indecency with a child. The eight …

Newark man dies in crash

DIAZ — A car-motorcycle crash on Highway 17 near Diaz Sunday afternoon resulted in the death of a Newark man, …

HSIC hosts Doggie Pool Party

The Humane Society of Independence County will have its Seventh Annual Doggie Pool Party Saturday at the Mickey Mouse pool, …

Drug charges filed against 2

Two people were arrested following a traffic stop on Camp Tahkodah Road Thursday afternoon on charges of possession of an …

Copper thieves hit OT farmer

As if he didn’t have enough challenges as a farmer, Ricky Fuller of Oil Trough is now facing the challenge …

Health unit: Immunizations are priority for healthy school year

As parents and students begin a new school year, getting up-to-date on immunizations has been a priority for many. Immunizations …

Truck parked at hunt club burglarized

Russell Brinsfield, manager of a hunting club at Otter Lake Farms near the Jackson County line, reported a club member’s …

Sports

Lyon women’s soccer team eyes history-making season

After posting a tie for the second-most victories in the 11-year history of the women’s soccer program last fall, the …

Lady Pioneer volleyballer signs with Lyon

The Lyon College volleyball roster recently grew to 18 players when Amy Everett, a leader on the Batesville Lady Pioneer …

2013 BHS assistant moves up in softball

Batesville High called on a new assistant to continue a recent success story. Ashley Ray, who was hired as an …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, August 19 – Saturday, August 23, 2014.

Auburn backup QB predicts Heisman for Marshall

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn’s backup quarterback predicts Nick Marshall will win the Heisman Trophy this season. Jeremy Johnson expresses …

Stewart continues on emotional roller coaster

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There are hundreds of guidebooks on how to handle grief, how to navigate the emotional suffering that …

Sports Briefs

Pro football LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Johnny Manziel struggled to hit open receivers and added another gesture to his repertoire …

Timberwolf golfers roll to another win

The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves high school golf team took a 20-stroke victory over their nearest competition Friday at the White …