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2nd project under way at UACCB

A local college will soon have dual construction projects going up. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday for a new firefighter training/workforce training center to be located inside the old daycare building, which is located in the northeast corner of the campus, behind the library and next to a maintenance facility. Also being built on that end of campus is …

In Other News

Refuge expansion scrapped

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has dropped its plans to gradually buy land to nearly …

Best school gardens lauded

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Agriculture Department has recognized a Springdale elementary school as having the best school garden …

Stormy weather in Arkansas forecast for Thursday

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Storm Prediction Center says all of Arkansas is at a slight risk for severe weather …

Poacher busted for drugs

A stakeout by local wildlife officers netted two men hunting out of season Friday morning. Arkansas Game and Fish Wildlife …

Blown engine ends high-speed chase

A high-speed chase involving two police cars and a pickup truck Monday night ended near Sulphur Rock when the truck …

Cave City student expelled

CAVE CITY — An eighth-grade boy was expelled for one calendar year from Cave City school beginning last week for …

Women’s Health Expo announced

First Community Bank and White River Medical Center have again partnered to offer the women of the Batesville area a …

Candidate speaks to Rotary Club

Making Arkansas competitive in the job market, education and the cost of housing inmates were just a few of the …

Sports

BHS grad hopes to snap Junior Pioneer win streak

Coach Matt Gay returns home to Pioneer Stadium Thursday, but this time he’ll be on the opposing sideline as he …

SAU snaps Lyon’s volleyball win string

MAGNOLIA — NCAA Division II Southern Arkansas pulled away from a 1-1 tie Tuesday night to outlast the Lyon College …

Area cross country athletes shine at meet in Melbourne

MELBOURNE — One circulation area team won a Melbourne Bearkatz Cross Country Invitational title on Tuesday, and circulation area athletes …

Lady Bearkatz finish 6th in state golf

Southside, Melbourne and Izard County were each represented in Arkansas high school girls state golf tournaments Tuesday, and the Lady …

Junior Timberwolves targeting first-half perfection

The Cedar Ridge Junior Timberwolves will try to complete the first half of the football season unbeaten when they host …

Cavewomen improve to 5-4 in 4A-Northeast

CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavewomen got above  .500 percent in 4A-Northeast Conference volleyball Tuesday by sweeping the Trumann …

Batesville blanks hosts in v-ball

FORREST CITY — Batesville dominated their 5A-East Conference hosts in volleyball Tuesday. The Lady Pioneers won 3-0 (25-8, 25-5, 25-7) …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, October 1 – Thursday, October 2, 2014.