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Charlotte family feels blessed: 7th-grader’s leukemia in remission

Reese Elizabeth Gardner is like most kids. She loves basketball and does the typical things that seventh-grade girls do. There’s one difference: Reese was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. When Reese began coughing, having difficulty breathing, her mother took her to the doctor. This was on a Tuesday, and …

In Other News

Law enforcement split-talk continues

To have or not have a city police force? That question remained unanswered when the Batesville City Council’s committee on …

What would you do for a Klondike bar?

Would you go to jail for a Klondike bar? One man allegedly took three ice cream bars along with various …

Aggressive woman ‘bear-hugged,’ jailed

An unruly woman at an arson scene was taken to jail. Independence County Officer Wayne Green said when he was …

Husband arrested for allegedly choking wife

MELBOURNE — A Pineville man was arrested Sunday night after Izard County deputies were dispatched to a residence in response …

Main Street plans ‘Winter Wonderland’

Main Street Batesville will create a Snowman Winter Wonderland in the pocket park, located at 315 E. Main St. in …

Free dinner offered

A community Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, located at …

‘Little Mermaid’ coming

The Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre on Tour will perform “The Little Mermaid” at the University of Arkansas Community College …

City eyes health benefits

The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 tonight at city hall to discuss employee health benefits. The agenda also …

Sports

Local 8-year-old wins 2nd straight state bowling title

Sophia Strain is 2-0 in bowling tournaments, and she’s won two state championships. The 8-year-old from Eagle Mountain Elementary won …

Izard County seniors sweep Valley Springs

BROCKWELL — The Izard County Cougars hammered the Valley Springs Tigers 66-38 Monday at the Cougars Den for a non-district …

BJHS cagers split with Beebe

BEEBE — Batesville Junior High basketball teams split non-conference games with their hosts Monday night, with the Junior Lady Pioneers …

Basketball in town tonight

Pocahontas Lady Redskins (2-0) vs. Batesville Lady Pioneers (0-3), Pioneer Gymnasium, 6 p.m. Local basketball fans aren’t very familiar with …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, November 25 – Friday, November 28, 2014.

Flowers reflects on Hogs’ fall, rise

FAYETTEVILLE — Trey Flowers remembers what Arkansas was before the Bobby Petrino turmoil better than most, having been a freshman …

Questions swirl around Allen’s availability

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Surging Arkansas faces the possibility of finishing the regular season without injured starting quarterback Brandon Allen, though …

Strong: ’Horns needs to win for themselves

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas can spoil everything for TCU. The Big 12 title talk and No. 5 TCU’s playoff …