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Early voting

Several people cast their votes Monday at the First United Methodist Church on Main Street in Batesville as the first day of early voting began for the 2014 general election. According to the Independence County Clerk’s office, 370 people in Independence County voted Monday. Ballots can be cast from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. …

In Other News

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2 face battery charges

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Ozarka sets health fair

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Board touts interim director, discusses retention

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Sports

Southside, Lyon host v-ball tourney; Junior Lady Southerners win crown

SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School is hosting the 4A-Central Conference Volleyball Tournament and action began Monday at Southside Gymnasium and …

Visitors win basketball openers in Brockwell

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Lady Pioneers fall in Jonesboro

JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Golden Lady Hurricane edged the Batesville Lady Pioneers in the first and third games Monday night …

Pioneer JVs get revenge

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Beller, Brimer win overall titles in WRMC Run the Wave 5K

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Garrett shuns contract talks during streak

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