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Vigil remembers domestic violence victims

Be there for a victim of domestic violence. That was the message brought by Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Mike Mundy who was a guest speaker at the annual Family Violence Prevention Inc. Candlelight Vigil held Monday at Lyon College. Approximately 50 people attended the event that remembers local victims of domestic abuse and brings awareness to domestic violence. Mundy, a …

In Other News

Arrest warrant issued for housing chief

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A judge has issued an arrest warrant for a housing agency’s executive director over claims he …

City waits for report on own police force – Sheriff’s budget may have to include new dispatch center

Will the city of Batesville have its own police force? That question may be answered next month at a city …

Ex-teacher facing new sex charges

MELBOURNE — Additional charges have been filed against Robert Norton of Sage involving more sex crimes against children, according to …

Range offers glowing Halloween targets

Trap shooters of all ages are invited to a glow-in-the-dark Halloween shoot Friday and Saturday night at the Independence County …

Traffic stops turn up drugs; two Hot Springs men jailed

Clocked at 78 miles per hour in a 60 mph zone, two Hot Springs men were jailed Friday night following …

Angel Tree application deadline is Friday

Friday is the deadline for turning in applications for children living in Independence County to receive Christmas gifts from the …

Forgery arrests made

MELBOURNE — A Norfolk woman was arrested Monday on several charges relating to her purchasing two new chain saws from …

E-Shade road to be closed

EVENING SHADE — Beginning Monday, Silver Springs Road at Whaley Creek Crossing near Evening Shade will be closed for bridge …

Sports

Undefeated Junior Pioneers crush Eagles, 41-14

The undefeated Batesville Junior Pioneers crushed the Green County Tech Junior Golden Eagles 41-14 Thursday in their final home game …

Southside offense breaks out in 30-8 victory

SOUTHSIDE — This time, the Southside Junior Southerners kept the scoreboard working while winning. Quarterback Marshall Wyatt threw touchdown bombs …

Pioneers aim at better showing in Paragould

Playing better in Paragould would be a good start. Certainly, that’s crossed minds in the Batesville Pioneer camp as the …

Driver-led Pioneers add on team title

PARAGOULD — Batesville Pioneer junior Tristen Driver defended the 5A-East District Cross Country Championships individual title, and then some young …

Homestanding Lady Blazers fend off Lady Pioneers in state volleyball semifinal

JONESBORO — The Batesville Lady Pioneers rallied to tie the Valley View Lady Blazers in the Class 5A State Tournament …

Lady ’Birds slip by Lady Pirates, 68-67

CONCORD — The Guy-Perkins Lady Thunderbirds slipped by the Concord Lady Pirates 68-67 Thurday in a non-district game as Madison …

Batesville High, city to host UofA softball camp Nov. 22

Batesville High School and the city is scheduled to host a University of Arkansas touring fall softball camp on Nov. …

Lyon women fall in soccer

CONWAY — Fielding a team decimated with injuries, the Lyon College women had no answers for offensive-minded Hendrix Wednesday night …