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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

26 graduate YouthBuild

A program for young people that began last year is once again proving it works. Last week 26 young people …

Woman charged with passing fake checks

A Concord woman who claims she opened a bank account for someone else faces a theft by deception charge. Brandi …

Krug resigns

Fred Krug has resigned his position as alderman. Krug, who was nearing the end of his fifth term serving Ward …

ICED: No funded director

The Independence County Economic Development Commission  is still working on bringing new businesses to the area despite losing its director …

Offices to close

Newark city offices will be closed Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday, recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston said. Monday’s regular …

Missing girl safe

A 17-year-old Batesville girl, Jessica Aguirre, last seen near the White River Medical Center Wednesday evening, has been located. “The …

Man arrested for beating, stabbing woman 

WALNUT RIDGE — A Walnut Ridge man was arrested after a woman went to the hospital with stab wounds and …

Southside committee to meet

SOUTHSIDE — Keep Southside Free from Annexation will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist …

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 …