• Pioneers win, Lady Pioneers tie with visitors from SE Conference

    The Batesville Pioneers won their 10th high school soccer match in a row and the Lady Pioneers saw their win streak end at nine when they hosted Sylvan Hills in non-conference matches Friday night in Pioneer Stadium. The Pioneers shut out the Sylvan Hills Bears …

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  • BHS softballers make 7 errors, fall 5-1 to Vilonia

    VILONIA — The Vilonia Lady Eagles defeated the Batesville Pioneers 5-1 here Friday in non-conference softball action. Senior catcher Maggie Beshears hit two for three and drove in Batesville’s lone run in the sixth inning. Breanna Taylor, who had singled, scored. Jocie Baker doubled for …

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  • Eulice Hinson

    Eulice Hinson KOKOMO, Ind. — Eulice Westel Hinson, 87, of Kokomo, Ind., died Sunday, April 15, 2012, in a Kokomo hospital. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston, Ind., with the Rev. Scott Butzin officiating. Burial will …

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  • Driver arrested for suspended license

    Claiming that he was driving on a suspended license to fulfill his community service sentence from court, a Batesville man was arrested anyway Thursday afternoon. Deputy Patrick Collins said he was sitting in a vacant lot across in west Batesville watching traffic when he spotted …

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  • Independence County woman’s death ruled natural

    Independence County Coroner Wesley Gay said the death of 45-year-old Kimberly Weems of Batesville was from natural causes. Weems, who had been ill for an extended period of time from diabetes, was on dialysis, and had other medical problems, was feeling bad Saturday night but …

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  • Tire store holds open house

    Cool weather and cloudy skies couldn’t put a damper on the open house activities at Southern Tire Mart Thursday as hundreds turned out for door prizes, a chance to drive a race car simulator and a free barbecue lunch. Owner/general manager Sky Clark was kept …

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  • Storms leave some damage, no injuries in state

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities say possible tornadoes may have blown trees onto power lines in parts of Arkansas. The National Weather Service reported tree damage near Lincoln in Washington County and that trees had been blown onto power lines along Arkansas Highway 356 in …

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  • Una Churchill, 100, helps researchers, recalls going to school at Hazel Grove

    (Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a three-part series about recent reseach into the Old Military Road/Southwest Trail in two of the Independence County communities, Walnut Grove and Hazel Grove, through which the trail passed.)   CHARLOTTE — Una Churchill, 100, of Charlotte …

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  • 62 charges filed in spree

    MELBOURNE — A man and two teenagers from West Plains, Mo., have been charged with 62 counts relating to a crime spree that began in late 2011 and continued this year and included three Arkansas counties and possibly four counties in Missouri, Izard County Sheriff …

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  • Youth sports director sets big goals

    Could Batesville be getting a youth basketball league, flag football or even a junior triathlon program? Nothing is set in stone yet, but Kel Lange can see the possibilities. Lange has been hired as the city’s director of youth sports, which currently includes soccer and …

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  • Man injured while cleaning gun

    Police say a White Drive man was alone Monday night when he shot himself in the chest with a .22 rifle while talking on the phone. Independence County Deputy Shawn Stephens said he was dispatched to the residence of Christopher Michael Bolin, 38, around 8:45 …

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  • UACCB students hold benefit yard sale

    A rummage sale to benefit students who will be traveling to Italy will be held from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday at the vacant lot between McDonald’s and Taco Bell. Proceeds will go toward the University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville students’ travel. Eight …

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