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Willison resigns; board appoints Anderson

One is headed west while another is coming home. The Batesville School District will have a new superintendent come Aug. 1 after Dr. Randy Willison submitted his resignation during a meeting of the Batesville School Board Monday night. Willison will be replaced by Gary Anderson, no stranger to the role for superintendent after he served 21 years in the position …

In Other News

Summer meals end soon

Come hungry, leave full, but just come. School may be out but lunch at the Batesville preschool and Central Magnet …

AG rejects medical pot wording

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the wording of a proposal to legalize medical marijuana …

Group seeks to block alcohol measure

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A group opposed to a proposal expanding alcohol sales in Arkansas asked state election officials Monday …

Tour de-pants: Man cited for indecent exposure

Rolling around, crying and trying to speak was the condition Independence County Officer Shawn Stephens found a man who dispatch …

72-year-old California woman accused of stalking man

MELBOURNE — A 72-year-old California woman was arrested last week in Izard County after allegedly stalking a man, according to …

Cushman grad starts company

At 7 years old, Megan Frock would make clothes for her Cabbage Patch Dolls with her grandmother. By the time …

Traffic stop yields drug arrest

MELBOURNE — A Sunday afternoon traffic stop south of Melbourne resulted in the arrest and multiple drug charges against a …

Rock This House to be this weekend; tickets still available

ASH FLAT — Tickets are still available for this year’s Rock This House women’s conference, set for 6:30 p.m. Friday …

Sports

Two Lyon basketball players earn national academic honor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lyon College men’s basketball players Filip Gujanicic and James Jones were among the record 895 student-athletes …

UofA linebacker from Heber Springs surprises with Butkus Award mention

Finally, somebody in the Arkansas Razorback defensive backfield catches something besides flak for his 2013 performance. Braylon Mitchell, a senior …

Georgia football player arrested

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Police say a University of Georgia football player is facing a charge of aggravated assault, a …

Hunter keeps homering; Lee loses in return

PHOENIX (AP) — Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson homered, Justin Verlander moved into third place on Detroit’s career strikeout list …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, July 24 – Friday, July 25, 2014.

Commish wary of future changes

DALLAS (AP) — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the …

Clipper CEO to testify today

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is due to step into the …

Stewart riding high after sprint car win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in …