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Bids opened on fire training site

One building on the riverbank could soon be razed, as a new fire training center/workforce training facility is to be built on the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville campus. Tuesday afternoon, two members of the White River Firefighters’ Association, architects Doug Lee and Herman Lee and other officials opened bids at the White River Planning and Development District …

In Other News

Former Sen. Pryor, family visit Batesville

While serving as a congressman, governor and senator, David Pryor kept a sign on his desk that read “Arkansas comes …

Teen offers cop sex for her release

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Road crawler taken to jail

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Police track stolen phone

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Road Show returns to Batesville

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Child rapist gets 20 years

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Teen arrested in murder

STUTTGART (AP) — A 17-year-old has been charged in the shooting death of a 20-year-old man in eastern Arkansas. Police …

Church offers special-needs VBS class

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Sports

Prospects look promising for two state golf runners-up

Count the course when calculating the Concord Pirates’ chances at another state high school golf championship. “Tannenbaum is hosting the …

Lady Pirates help team to WS crown

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Razorback football ‘Fan Day’ scheduled for Aug. 17

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas has announced plans for its annual Fan Day for Razorback football fans. The …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, July 25, 2014.

Brewers blast Mets, lengthen NL Central lead

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No trade for Wiggins, signs with Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one. The Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall …

Minor league GM sings while getting public prostate exam

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Strong faces first crisis at Texas

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