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Melbourne school to implement Chromebooks

MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School District is putting technology in the hands of its students after the recent purchase of 140 notebook computers in response to the growing need for such media in the classroom. With the new Common Core standards being implemented across the state and nation, the district is preparing its students for not only the upcoming PARCC …

In Other News

2nd project under way at UACCB

A local college will soon have dual construction projects going up. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday for a new …

Poacher busted for drugs

A stakeout by local wildlife officers netted two men hunting out of season Friday morning. Arkansas Game and Fish Wildlife …

Blown engine ends high-speed chase

A high-speed chase involving two police cars and a pickup truck Monday night ended near Sulphur Rock when the truck …

Cave City student expelled

CAVE CITY — An eighth-grade boy was expelled for one calendar year from Cave City school beginning last week for …

Women’s Health Expo announced

First Community Bank and White River Medical Center have again partnered to offer the women of the Batesville area a …

Candidate speaks to Rotary Club

Making Arkansas competitive in the job market, education and the cost of housing inmates were just a few of the …

Southerners set homecoming

SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School will celebrate its homecoming Friday at Stewart Field with a coronation ceremony to begin at …

Police: Body of real estate agent found

SCOTT (AP) — Police discovered the body of a missing Arkansas real estate agent in a shallow grave at a …

Sports

Southside sweeps visitors in v-ball

SOUTHSIDE — The Southside volleyball teams swept Cedar Ridge in all divisions Monday in non-conference volleyball matches at Southside Gymnasium. …

BJHS volleyballers take two from Annie Camp

Batesville took two from Annie Camp in non-conference junior high volleyball action Monday night in Pioneer Gymnasium. The Junior Lady …

Hurricane outscores Pioneers in junior varsity football

JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Golden Hurricane jumped out to a 17-0 lead and held off the Batesville Pioneers for a …

Donkey basketball game set for Oct. 11

BROCKWELL — Izard County High School is scheduled to host a donkey basketball game at the elementary school gymnasium in …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, September 30 – October 2, 2014.

Television puts hold on Razorback vs. Tide

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — CBS has exercised a six-day option on the upcoming Alabama at Arkansas football game. The Razorbacks will …

Strong accepts underdog role against Baylor

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In his first season in the Big 12, Texas Coach Charlie Strong seems to have accepted …

Sports Briefs

College football ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon says a “serious lack of communication” led to …