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Desha man busted with home drug test

The 24-year-old Desha man may have been able to pass a home drug screening test, but he didn’t get past …

Voters asked to check ballot information

Voters are being asked to check their ballots before casting their vote to be sure they have the correct one …

Vicious animal ordinance tops Cave City agenda

CAVE CITY — A vicious animal ordinance tops the agenda when the Cave City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday …

Free smoke detectors, fire extinguishers offered

The Batesville Fire Department is offering free smoke detectors and fire extinguishers and will install them at no charge. This …

Erosion, MSB budget, audit on city council agenda

The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. Bob Carius will present a budget request …

Board votes to keep employee

In a special hearing Wednesday night, the Batesville School Board voted unanimously to grant a waiver for continued employment of …

8 charged in fatal shooting

TEXARKANA (AP) — Texarkana police have arrested eight people who they say are connected to a fatal shooting at a …

Corn is topic of museum program for senior citizens

Old Independence Regional Museum will be offering the 10th in the series of senior programs for 2014. At 10 a.m. …

Sports

Junior Pioneers win record 20th straight

BLYTHEVILLE — After two years and three seasons, the Batesville Junior Pioneers broke the longest winning-streak record in the history …

District-leading Pioneers approach home stretch in race for football title

Batesville Coach Dave King kept it simple when asked about the Pioneers’ final approach in their efforts to win a …

Lady Pioneers sweep Lady Panthers; eye another long run in state tourney

The Batesville Lady Pioneers finished the regular season on a good note, and now they’re aim is to finish some …

Concord girls clip Alpena in cage event

NORFORK — The Concord Lady Pirates rallied in the second half to defeat the Alpena Lady Leopards 54-48 Thursday in …

Defense leads Jr. Southerners to another district win

HEBER SPRINGS — The Southside Junior Southerners recorded their third shutout of the season and stayed in the hunt for …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, October 24 – Saturday, October 25, 2014.

Royals might need rare pinch hit in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Playing under American League rules with few reliable options on the bench this season, no manager had …

Perfumed Perez makes good ‘scents’ for Royals

SAN FRANCISCO — Salvador Perez is a player who doesn’t want to make a stink. The upbeat All-Star catcher for …