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Waits: Turning lane planned on Ramsey Mountain

MOOREFIELD — New turning lanes at the stoplight on Ramsey Mountain and repaving the road in front of the ball fields are just a couple of the ongoing projects for the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD), according to Lyndal Waits, district engineer, who was the guest speaker at the Batesville AARP meeting on Tuesday at Catfish Wharf. Although …

In Other News

Jail burden leaves ‘bad guys’ on streets

Independence County is struggling to “protect and serve” because the state of Arkansas has failed to pay the $131,740 it …

Women’s health fair provides screenings, massages, more

It was just two months ago that Veatrice Crawford suffered a stroke but it was a friend who suggested they …

40th anniversary – Accounting firm changes name

They are the bean counters. The number crunchers. They have the patience to sit on the phone for hours with …

Voters will get liquor issue in Nov.

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ highest court said Thursday that voters will be able to consider a proposal to expand …

Man discovers his own tombstone with date of death already carved

Lonnie Shrum is still alive and kicking, but not according to his headstone. The 72-year-old Batesville resident had prepared for …

UACCB, UAFS providing bachelor’s courses

FORT SMITH — Students at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville can earn a baccalaureate degree in organizational …

Child rapist draws 25 years

BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — A Mississippi County jury has sentenced a man to 25 years in prison for raping an 11-year-old …

1 sentenced for child porn

FORT SMITH (AP) — A 42-year-old Fort Smith man has been sentenced in federal court to 30 years in prison …

Sports

Junior Pioneers tie record with 16-0 shutout

The Batesville Junior Pioneers won their 19th straight football game, and defense was the key, according to Coach Doug Walls. …

Pioneers, Yellowjackets look for edge in 5A-East clash tonight in Wynne

Tonight in Wynne, it may well be about “Who has the edge?” — figuratively and literally. Can the Batesville Pioneers …

Junior T-wolves win on return trip to Clay Co.

CORNING — It took them a little time to get going, but the Cedar Ridge Junior Timberwolves got back on …

Newport volleyballers top Cave City

NEWPORT — The Newport Lady Greyhounds swept the Cave City Cavewomen 25-16, 25-14, 25-15 Thursday in a 4A-Northeast Conference match. …

Harding downs Lyon volleyballers 3-0

The Lyon College volleyball failed to solve a tough Harding squad Thursday night in Becknell Gym. After the visitors won …

Paragould sweeps BHS in v-ball

PARAGOULD — The host teams swept Batesville in 5A-East Conference varsity volleyball action Thursday night. The Paragould Lady Rams, the …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, October 17 – Sunday, October 19, 2014.

Ishikawa’s HR lifts Giants over Cards

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After three years away with four different teams, Travis Ishikawa landed himself a second chance with …