FAIRFIELD BAY — The Concord Pirates took an 11-stroke high school golf victory over the Shirley Blue Devils at the Mountain Ranch Course on Tuesday.
Concord’s Cameron Reesor and Shirley’s Cory Ward each shot 4-over-par 40s to share medalist honors. The Pirates team total was 130 as Luke Cornett added a 44 and Ryan Cornilison a 46. A.J. Cannon’s 48 didn’t count in the team scoring.
The Cave City Cavemen finished another 13 strokes back as Grant Walling shot a 49, John Battles added a 54 and Travis Markum chipped in a 51. Kendall Cherry’s 60 didn’t count.
Christian Brothers University Lady Buccaneers won a volleyball match in four games against the Lyon Scots in Becknell Gym on Tuesday.
CBU won 19-25, 25-22, 16-25, 19-25.
“We had a lull in game three,” said Lyon Head Coach Ray Green. “We always have a lull where we aren’t executing like we should be. We are working to correct that problem.”
The Batesville Junior Pioneers are set to play in their last nonconference game of the season on the road Thursday night at Mountain Home against the unbeaten Junior Bombers. Next week, Batesville will host the Nettleton Raiders in a 5A-East District clash. Junior Bomber Head Coach Kevin Roach expresses nothing but respect for the Batesville squad. “They (Batesville) are always a physical and well-coached team,” Roach said. “The game is always hard-fought and tough.
After he was formally charged with one count of residential burglary and two counts of theft of property Thursday, bond was set at $50,000 for 48-year-old Bryan David Vonalt of Batesville.
The charges stemmed from an incident on Sept. 1 in which Independence County Deputy Anthony Carter took a report from Mark Okonowski regarding the theft of his 2009 Ford Edge and several household items.
The next day Detective Randy Sharp was provided a complete list of items taken which included an e-Machine computer.
A Batesville man reportedly smacked his wife in the head with the lid from an iron pot while he was under the influence of drugs, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Detective Randy Sharp.
The charge of domestic battering against 42-year-old Jerry Thomas Keller Jr. came after an incident just 3 p.m. Saturday in which he allegedly hit his wife in the head and kicked her while she was in the floor.
Sharp said that Deputy Andrew Rogers responded to a 911 call in which a woman was heard screaming for help before hanging up.
Prescription meds are easier for youth to get than alcohol, according to the state’s drug czar.
Former Batesville resident Fran Flener, who is the Arkansas state drug director, was the featured speaker of the Batesville Kiwanis Club on Friday, discussing the prevention of youth prescription abuse.
Flener told the club that in 2007, the last year statistics were available, Arkansas had the worst record in the nation for the abuse of prescription medication.
Part of the Independence County tax statements is required — another part is not.
The taxes, of course, are required by law, but the statements in Independence County include some voluntary — again, optional — contributions to various charities. Still, some taxpayers are confused by the charitable contributions, according to the court.
Including new charities on the county’s annual tax statements was discussed.
“We’re not in the donation business,” Justice of the Peace Brent Henderson said, while JP Larry Nelson noted, “It’s confusing the elderly.”
Monday night’s quorum court meeting didn’t begin inside the juvenile courtroom as usual. Instead, Independence County Judge Robert Griffin held court outdoors to show some new road equipment.
The equipment included some that was recently purchased and some that Griffin hopes the county will buy.
The Batesville City Council Monday night amended its city employee uniform policy and voted 7-1 to accept a low bid from an out-of-town company to furnish uniform shirts.
City Engineer Damon Johnson said city department heads had reviewed uniform policies and decided that due to the many varieties of jobs performed by employees uniforms needed to be more adaptable to their jobs.
LITTLE ROCK — A public meeting scheduled by the U.S. Postal Service to consider the way postal services will be handled in the future at Magness will begin at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Magness City Hall, said Leisa Tolliver-Gay, USPS spokeswoman.
She said a review of business activities at the Magness office revealed the office’s workload has declined, suggesting an independent post office there may no longer be warranted.
During the meeting, customers will have an opportunity to meet with a postal service representative to discuss alternatives, Tolliver-Gay said.
SEARCY (AP) — Voters in White County rejected a 1-cent sales tax increase that backers said would have given money to cities and sped work on a bypass around Searcy by helping to pay for construction.
The measure was defeated Tuesday 57 percent to 43 percent.
The tax would have been in force for 21 months and raised about $8 million. The tax was backed by County Judge Mike Lincoln.
Opponents argued that the bypass was already scheduled to be built in three phases by the state and that it wasn’t necessary to raise taxes just to speed construction.