• Headliners among many locals scheduled for MMA cage fights on Saturday night

    Mixed Martial Arts fighting will be showcased Saturday as the “Batesville Brawl” comes to the National Guard Armory in Batesville beginning at 7 p.m. Without Limits MMA will sponsor a title bout between William Winkle of Batesville and Beau Hogan of Jonesboro for the Cage …

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  • Lyon College golfers finish 5th, 9th

    HANNIBAL, Mo. — Justin Long and Bobbie Jo Cooper led the Lyon College golfers in the Hannibal-LaGrange Spring Invitational Tournament earlier this week. Long shot rounds of 78 and 77 on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, for a fifth-place score of 155, 11-over-par on the Norwoods …

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  • Lyon sophomore to be D.C. intern

    Paige Blades A sophomore at Lyon College has been selected for the Joint Program in Survey Methodology Junior Fellows Program, according to a news release. Paige Blades of Bono will be part of the highly selective internship, which provides a paid research assistantship in Washington, …

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  • A mother’s grief — Brylee’s story could ‘help others’

    CAVE CITY — Sitting on a dresser are the pitcher’s helmet and gear that saw many a game. Lining the headboard to her custom-made bed are awards for academics and athletics, too many to count. Posters of pop stars Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne hang …

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  • Awareness walk nears

    On April 28 parents and community members will “Walk to Break the Silence” and bring about awareness of suicide and shedding the light on other topics like depression during the Parents Against the Silence of Suicide walk. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at …

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  • ACH surgeon operates on cleft lip/palate

    One in every 800 children born in Arkansas are born with a cleft lip and/or palate. And that just slightly higher than the national average of 700, according to Dr. Larry D. Hartzell, a surgeon and co-director of the cleft lip/palate team of Arkansas Children’s …

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  • Teen murder suspect attacks guards

    A Jefferson County teen being held for capital murder is now facing assault and battery charges following a scuffle with three guards at the White River Juvenile Detention Facility in Batesville Tuesday afternoon. Independence County Deputy Ben Keener was dispatched to the facility around 1:15 …

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  • Fan drive announced

    In anticipation of a hotter than usual summer, Batesville Healthcare and Home Instead Senior Care are teaming up to collect and furnish fans for senior citizens who cannot afford the cost of running their air conditioning or replacing damaged units. “The fan drive will be …

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  • Counselors at Dover after student’s death

    DOVER (AP) — Grief counselors are on hand at Dover Middle School after a 14-year-old student died after hanging himself in a school restroom. Authorities say the student hanged himself on April 11 in a restroom at the middle school. The Dover Marshal’s Office says …

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  • Guard’s Roberts named Arkansas APME board vp

    HEBER SPRINGS (AP) — Maria Flora, managing editor of The Jonesboro Sun, has been elected president of the Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors, and Angelia Roberts, executive director of advertising and editorial at the Batesville Daily Guard, is the group’s new vice president. Flora and …

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  • MSB to hold meeting

    The Main Street Batesville board will meet at 5:30 tonight at Fox Creek BBQ.

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  • Testing schedule changes

    No Arkansas State Police driver’s written or road tests will be given in Batesville on Friday.

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