HIGHLAND — Southside won three of the four games they played here Saturday in the Highland Classic.
The Southerners thrashed the Izard County Cougars 62-35, the Lady Southerners won 65-41 over the Lady Cougars and the Junior Lady Southerners downed the Hillcrest Junior Lady Screamin’ Eagles 47-25.
For the Southerners, Kevin Jackson scored 18 points while hitting 10 of 10 free throws. Colby Sutton added 15 points, and Stephen Norris and Logan Brown each contributed three assists.
The Victory University Eagles outscored the Lyon College Scots 19-5 in the last six minutes to collect an 84-75 victory Saturday afternoon in Becknell Gymnasium.
The men’s team from Memphis improved to 6-1. The Scots fell to 3-3.
The score was tied at 40 going into the second half.
When he couldn’t barter for it, a Hardin Lane man reportedly stole 91 packs of aromatic potpourri, valued at $1,900, from the local New Traditions store in September.
Detective Lt. Jimmy Smith said in a court affidavit that Deputy Colby Markum, with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, took a burglary report at the store on Sept. 15 in which Joshua Scott Pitts, 19, was named as a suspect in the potpourri theft. Three posters and two hair pins were also reported missing.
The body of an Independence County many has been sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy following a shooting in the Pleasant Plains area Saturday night, according to a news release from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.
“Upon arrival patrol officers discovered the body of Bobby Gene Willis, 27, and the Criminal Investigation Division was contacted and detectives responded to the scene,” according to the release. “A search warrant was executed and the body was sent to the Arkansas Medical Examiner.”
A 17-year-old Batesville teen got an early Christmas present Thursday: A ticket for possession of marijuana and a Dec. 6 court date.
Police say two teens were reportedly witnessed attempting to smoke the drug while sitting in a car in the parking lot of a St. Louis Street business.
Independence County Deputy Michael Calendar said a narcotics officer with the sheriff’s department was notified of the incident around 11:45 a.m. and called for a uniformed officer to check the car.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An approaching storm system could bring a chance for flooding to parts of Arkansas.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood watch for 53 counties in the state through tonight. Little Rock, Fort Smith, Fayetteville and Jonesboro are among the cities included in the watch.
Forecasters expect a frontal boundary to stall and combine with an upper-level disturbance to bring widespread showers and thunderstorms to Arkansas. Two to four inches of precipitation are possible in the watch area, and some places could receive up to eight inches of rain.
CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 7 tonight in the high school library.
Agenda items include a request to replace the old gym floor, discussion of the restrooms and concession building at the new softball and baseball field, floor coverings for the new cafeteria and a request for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act educational jobs funding budget.
Meetings are open to the public.
A St. Joseph, Minn., man escaped injury in a mishap that damaged his plane at the Batesville Regional Airport Friday morning.
Roland W. Betker, 50, told authorities he was attempting to land his 1983 single engine Mooney aircraft on runway 26, which runs east and west, when a crosswind caught his plane just as he touched down, causing it to swerve sharply.
SIDNEY — Three Sharp County churches will “Care to Share” once again this year when they host a free swap meet Dec. 10.
First Baptist Church of Evening Shade, Sidney Baptist Church and Grace Country Church of Sidney will hold the second annual “Care to Share” and holiday food drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sidney Baptist Church.
“‘Care to Share is sort of like a free swap meet,” organizers said. “Members of the three churches will be donating a wide variety of items, from toys to furniture, clothing and jewelry to home decor and more.” The event is open to the public.
Entries are still being accepted for the 2011 Christmas parade and festivities will be Dec. 3 in downtown Batesville.
The lighting ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. in front of city hall, while line-up will be at Town Plaza Shopping Center. The parade will start at 6. This year’s theme is “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” Registration forms for float and parade participants are available at the chamber or online at www.mybatesville.org.
CAVE CITY — Grief counselors including preachers of various denominations were on hand Sunday afternoon and this morning at Cave City School following the Sunday morning accidental shooting death of popular junior high student-athlete Brandt Mathews.
The accident occurred southwest of Evening Shade.
The grief counselors were to stay at the school all day today, Cave City coaches said, following sessions this morning with all students. Coaches and counselors also called Mathews’ team members together and spent time with the teams.