• Sitters wanted – More money, staff needed for juveniles

    They may be innocent until proven guilty, but the reality is that the teenagers being housed at the juvenile detention center here in Batesville have some pretty bad track records already, including attempted murder. In the past couple of months we have had two attempted …

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  • Authors to sign books Saturday

    If the Lord’s willin’, and the creeks don’t rise (as my grandpa used to say), TigerEye Publications is going to be presenting a special event at Elizabeth’s Restaurant on Main Street in Batesville from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. It’s a big ol’ book …

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  • Head softball coach position added to BHS job openings

    Another head coach is leaving Batesville High, announced Athletic Director Dave King. Sean Coker, who directed the Lady Pioneers softball team the past four seasons, has accepted the assistant softball position at Cabot High. That move came just a few days after Jeff Morrow, head …

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  • Gamecock lefties force another CWS game

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Lefty see, lefty do. Hours after he watched senior left-hander Michael Roth’s 2-hitter against Kent State keep South Carolina’s season alive, freshman lefty Jordan Montgomery did his best imitation of the Gamecocks’ undisputed team leader when he got his turn against …

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  • Triathlon for kids slated for July 14

    The first Bad Boy Triathlon for Literacy is set for Lyon College on July 14, and its organizers are hoping it will be an effective fund-raiser and something good for the community, Nicole Stroud said. “Kids ages 5-16 will swim, bike and run for literacy,” …

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  • Sports Briefs

    College football BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — As jurors deliberated for more than eight hours on charges Jerry Sandusky sexually abused 10 boys over a 15-year period, new accusations of abuse were leveled against the former Penn State assistant coach by a pair of new accusers, …

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  • James leads Miami Heat to NBA title

    MIAMI (AP) — Music blared and confetti fell, the only celebration LeBron James really wanted in Miami. Not that one two summers ago, the welcoming rally where he boasted of multiple titles, perhaps without realizing how hard it would be to win just one. He …

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  • Torpedoes take first place at Mountain View meet

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes won 23 individual events and collected six relay events while winning the team title here Saturday. The Torpedoes defeated teams from Mountain View, Heber Springs and Wynne. The Torpedoes will next travel to Heber Springs …

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  • Elizabeth’s hosts book signing

    A book signing event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Elizabeth’s Restaurant, located at 231 Main St. in Batesville. Ila Clements will sign copies of her new book, “Return to Carolina,” as well as three previous books, “Mist Over the …

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  • Space available for hoops camp at Southside

    SOUTHSIDE — Space is still available for the youth basketball camp Southside High School will host next week, Coach Brad McGhee said. The 4-day morning camp is for girls and boys, kinderten through third grade, and will run from 8:30 until 11 a.m. Campers can …

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  • Charles Whitener

    NEWARK — Charles C. Whitener, 71, of Newark died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in a Batesville hospital. Born Feb. 17, 1941, at Tyler, he was the son of Howard and Irene Whitener. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a retired truck driver, diesel …

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  • David Dodson

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — David L. Dodson, 61, died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Mountain Home. He was born Oct. 1, 1950, in Batesville and was a lifetime resident of Mountain View. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed drinking coffee and swapping stories …

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