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Experts talk safety

Homeowners need to do more and be proactive when it comes to their personal security, and sometimes it requires thinking like a thief. These and many more topics, including knowing what your insurance policy really covers in the event of a break-in, were discussed when the Independence County Sheriff’s Community Relations team and members of the sheriff’s department hosted a …

In Other News

Main Street to partner with city

Main Street Batesville and the city of Batesville are partnering up. Tuesday night, the Batesville City Council voted to work …

Bad Boy theft caught on tape

Video showing a man using a stolen credit card and matching the face on the video to a driver’s license …

Electronics taken in burglary

An Xbox 360, connecting cables, two controllers and nine games were taken in a residential burglary at College Hill Apartments …

Lyon College president to fill leadership role

Lyon College President Dr. Donald Weatherman has been named president of the board of directors for Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and …

Local student receives fellowship grant

FAYETTEVILLE — Alita Mobley of Batesville, an honors psychology major in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences …

Weekend Events

Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, January 30 – Sunday, February 1, 2015.

Honor Rolls – Concord Elementary

CONCORD — The students listed below made the honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2014-15 school year …

AG warns of ‘rapid’ refund products

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has issued a consumer alert warning residents to watch out for …

Sports

Area football players sign with Lyon

Southside’s Jeff Fox and Midland’s Caleb Altom recently signed letters-of-intent to attend Lyon College and play football for the Scots …

Local gymnasts win all-around titles

Stars & Stripes gymnasts Kinley O’Connor and Audra Blevins won all-around championships at the Yankee Doodle Dandy Meet in Pine …

Izard County, S-side bowlers split

Izard County and Southside bowlers split matches Wednesday at Hollywood Bowl, with the Cougars winning 10-3 and the Lady Southerners …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, January 29 – Saturday, January 31, 2015.

Scowl hides Belichick’s impact

PHOENIX (AP) — He’s been called the Evil Genius, and he’s been fined for spying on an opponent. And now …

Murray reaches 4th title match in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray has reached the Australian Open final for the fourth time, giving him one more …

Sports Briefs

Pro football PHOENIX (AP) — Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign …

Austin Reaves records double-double in 3A-2 win

NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves remained undefeated at 7-0 in the 3A-2 District Tuesday with a decisive 55-39 win …