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Willison resigns; board appoints Anderson

One is headed west while another is coming home. The Batesville School District will have a new superintendent come Aug. 1 after Dr. Randy Willison submitted his resignation during a meeting of the Batesville School Board Monday night. Willison will be replaced by Gary Anderson, no stranger to the role for superintendent after he served 21 years in the position …

In Other News

Secretary of state defends extending ballot deadline

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Evening Shade — Dollar General will celebrate the opening of its new location at 2115 Evening Shade Drive in Evening …

3 join UACCB board

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Grandson shot during argument in Garland County

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Man reunited with missing class ring

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Sharp County’s economic history to be highlighted

ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Historical Society’s summer quarterly meeting will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Community …

Tough Truck Competition nears

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Fair to feature equine events

SALEM — Fulton County Fair will feature several events for horse lovers this year. The annual fair horse show will …

Sports

Batesville-based softball team wins USFA World Series title

Turned Up, an 18-and-under softball team based in Batesville, won the Class B United States Fastpitch Association World Series in …

4 circulation area athletes bound for Junior Olympics

Batesville’s Kate Moody, Trey Moody and Joseph Wells, and Cave City’s Kendall Townsley are scheduled to compete in the Amateur …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, July 24 – Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Survey shows sharp increase in teen HGH use

NEW YORK (AP) — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America’s teens more than doubled in the past year, as …

Sam excited about next phase of career

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis …

Strong locks horns with Texas fans

DALLAS (AP) — Charlie Strong riled up plenty of Texas fans during a statewide spring tour by saying the Longhorns …

Wainwright flops, Cards fall to Rays

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright felt he owed the St. Louis fans an apology after Tuesday night’s 7-2 loss …

Sports Briefs

Pro baseball DENVER (AP) — Major league batting leader Troy Tulowitzki was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the …