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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

Officer fired

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

1 injured in mine accident

GUION — Jeff Rains wasn’t the only one on the way to the hospital. Shortly after the news broke he …

Shooting investigated

The Independence County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported shooting that happened in Batesville on Wednesday. According to Sheriff Steve …

Teen reported missing

The Independence County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a runaway teen. Jessica Aguirre, 17, was last …

Man miscounts beers

Hector Lopez may have miscounted how many beers he drank. According to Deputy Jason Edington, Lopez was at fault in …

LawCo jail to close

WALNUT RIDGE (AP) — Arkansas officials have ordered the closure of the Lawrence County jail due to overcrowding, lack of …

Rotary hears BAAC update

Twenty-six years ago a group of citizens concerned with the lack of fine arts in the Batesville area came together …

Moorefield seeks 2-cent tax hike

MOOREFIELD — The Moorefield City Council voted unanimously on Monday to place an issue on the ballot that if approved, …

Sports

Cedar Ridge, Southside, Batesville to round up preseason scrimmages

Tonight and Friday, the final preseason football scrimmages involving circulation-area schools are scheduled. And then the real deal will begin …

Racing action returns to Locust Grove Friday with Isle of Capri points battles

LOCUST GROVE — After a 2-week break, the Isle of Capri points series is slated to resume Friday at the …

Sign-up for fall swim program set for today, Sept. 4 at Lyon pool

Tonight and Sept. 4, from 4:30-6:30, new and returning swimmers for the Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes can register …

Greenbrier boys wins 4-team match at Tannenbaum Golf Club in Drasco

DRASCO — The Greenbrier Panthers won and the Batesville Pioneers finished last in a 4-team high school golf match at …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding areas for Thursday, August 28 – Saturday, August 30, 2014.

Relationship corrected

Batesville High School football players with the same last name were incorrectly identified as being related in the “Football 2014” …

ASU to stay home vs. Missouri in 2015; alumni donates $5M to stadium upgrade

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri football team won’t be playing an “away” game in St. Louis in 2015 after …

NFL sites jumping to front of college schedules

Look beyond campus for the big games this weekend as college football’s season-opening extravaganza features four marquee matchups in NFL …