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Building talks continue, deadline nears – Library, others unsure about downtown donation

A unique opportunity considered by some citizens may take more than a leap of faith and the keys to a donated 36,000-square-foot cornerstone of Main Street Batesville. Mayor Rick Elumbaugh on Thursday called a meeting of members of Main Street Batesville, Independence County Library Board, Lyon College, White River Area Agency on Aging and others to discuss interest in obtaining …

In Other News

Main Street to discuss partnership with city

Taking over the Barnett building is unforeseeable for Main Street Batesville alone. But as a partner, the organization hopes the …

Shooting ruled accidental

MELBOURNE — A family hunting trip turned tragic Saturday morning resulting in the death of a Tyronza man. Izard County …

Day care sends wrong child home with dad

A father who picked up his 2-year-old son at day care Wednesday didn’t notice he had the wrong child until …

Thieves target gun collection

An unlocked home in Floral gave thieves access to more than a dozen firearms, valued at nearly $10,000. Kevin Gilbert …

Seniors hear about programs

Many seniors are still not aware of all the services available to them through White River Area Agency of Aging …

Prowlers, burglaries, thefts among reports

While filing a theft report of home electronics at her Greg Drive residence Tuesday afternoon, Sarah M. Durling told police …

City rewarded for efficiency

An energy-efficiency project has earned the city of Batesville $8,173 in incentives from Entergy Arkansas’ CitySmart Program. The city replaced …

Gala is Friday night

Main Street Batesville’s 2015 Winter Gala will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, located 3800 Harrison …

Sports

BHS girls take lead with 62-54 road win

JONESBORO — For now, one team stands atop the girls’ 5A-East District standings. The Batesville Lady Pioneers surged to the …

Scot basketball sweep of Pirates puts bow on birthday celebration

In more ways than one, the Lyon College men’s 53-45 victory on Saturday put a bow on the American Midwest …

Cougar teams win matching Izard County crowns

BROCKWELL — The hosts swept the senior high divisions of the Izard County Invitational Tournament here Saturday as the Izard …

Arkansas survives via missed free throws

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — After his team edged Missouri 61-60 on Saturday, Arkansas Coach Mike Anderson described the win as …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding for Monday, January 26 – Saturday, January 31, 2015.

Sports Briefs

National Football League GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — J.J. Watt danced, Jimmy Graham dunked, Odell Beckham Jr. dazzled. The Pro Bowl …

2 Pioneers, BHS coach named in all-star teams

Two Batesville players and a coach from fall sports have been named to rosters of the Arkansas High School Coaches …

Scots struggle while winning big

The Lyon College basketball teams swept St. Louis College of Pharmacy in American Midwest Conference contests Thursday night in Becknell …