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County range offers dove shoot

With the opening of dove hunting season around the corner, the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex is offering a “first of its kind” simulated dove hunt. “Wednesday was the start of our two-week dove field,” said range manager Jody Hewitt. “With the help of our sponsors we have turned Field 5 into a mock dove field. It’s complete with hay …

In Other News

Hunter education course offered

ASH FLAT — A hunter education course will be offered from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at Ash …

State gets $100K for water quality 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has received a $100,000 grant for water quality management …

A Glance at Days Gone By

No date is on this photo of what the photographer called a “fantasy bluff” when he snapped the shot several …

AGS to host Ingle

BENTON — The Arkansas Genealogical Society will host Cyndi Ingle, owner and webmaster of Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on …

$30,000 in sculptures stolen from LR park

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Little Rock authorities say three sculptures worth $30,000 have been stolen from Riverfront Park. The city’s …

Whirlpool says Ark. site is safe

FORT SMITH (AP) — A Whirlpool spokesman says a toxic chemical found in the groundwater of a Fort Smith Boys …

Judge denies GOP lawsuit for records

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A judge has rejected an effort by Arkansas Republicans to force Gov. Mike Beebe to disclose …

Officer fired

A police officer is fired and could be facing a misdemeanor charge. Cpl. Ben Keener has been terminated from the …

Sports

Coaches say they’re pleased with scrimmage results

SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Southerners saw their first live football action against an opponent Thursday at Stewart Field as the …

Batesville breaks skid in Cabot

CABOT — The Batesville Lady Pioneers broke through on the road by blanking the Cabot Lady Panthers. Winless in home …

Lady Southerners blank hosts in conference volleyball opener

LITTLE ROCK — The Southside Lady Southerners defeated the Pulaski Robinson Lady Senators Thursday in their first Class 4A Central …

Bearkatz, Lady Rebels win golf matches

MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Bearkatz and Highland Lady Rebels won high school golf matches at Cooper’s Hawk on Thursday. Led …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, August 29 – Saturday, August 30, 2014.

Morgan leads revamped group of Hog receivers

FAYETTEVILLE — Drew Morgan couldn’t resist the chance to celebrate after making a 44-yard catch during Arkansas’ first preseason scrimmage, …

Arkansas-Auburn preview

Arkansas (0-0, 0-0 SEC) at No. 6 Auburn (0-0, 0-0), 3 p.m. (SEC Network) Betting line: Auburn by 20½. Series …

Hill breaks Manziel mark as A&M whips S. Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kenny Hill broke Johnny Manziel’s single-game passing record with 511 yards and No. 21 Texas A&M …