• Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball NEW YORK (AP) — R.A. Dickey became the first major league pitcher in 24 years to throw consecutive one-hitters and Ike Davis hit a grand slam in the New York Mets’ 5-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Coming off a one-hit gem at …

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  • James rebounding from woes in finals

    MIAMI — The conversation was about LeBron James, and his Miami Heat teammate Udonis Haslem offered a rhetorical question. “Where would we be without him?” Haslem asked. Well, at minimum, not leading these NBA Finals would be one safe guess. A year after being shredded …

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  • Razorbacks stop Gamecock streak

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Advantage, Arkansas. The University of Arkansas Razorbacks, who lost two of three to SEC rival South Carolina in the regular season, now find themselves one win from the College World Series finals after beating the Gamecocks 2-1 on Monday night. Ryne …

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  • East All-Stars bolt to 4-0 start vs. West

    FAYETTEVILLE — The East got off to a good start Monday night, sweeping doubleheaders in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Games, and Guard-circulation area athletes were on the winning squads. Batesville’s Maggie Beshears helped the East to 8-5 and 11-10, extra-inning victories in …

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  • Local soccer teams lend plenty of light to All-Star Games

    The Guard-circulation area will be well represented on Razorback Field tonight as the East and West All-Star soccer squads take the field for the annual Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Games. Batesville Pioneers Brener Castillo and Manuel Garcia, and Southside Southerner Storm Tipton are …

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  • Jay Crawford

    Jay K. Crawford, 82, of Batesville died Sunday, June 17, 2012, in Batesville. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church in Batesville with Mike Hoggard officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Shannon Shetron, Shawn …

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  • Nell Price

    CAVE CITY — Georgia “Nell” Price, 75, of Cave City died Friday, June 15, 2012, in a Batesville nursing home. Born Sept. 12, 1936, at Jefferson, Texas, she was the daughter of Elmer Virgil and Emma Rhodes See. She was a homemaker and was of …

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  • Nellie Western

    Nellie Ivonne Ball Western, 82, of Batesville died Sunday, June 17, 2012. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Southside Emmanuel Baptist Church. Burial will be in Maple Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel …

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  • Woman sentenced for chaining girl to dresser

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — A northwest Arkansas woman has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after she admitted chaining a 5-year-old girl to a dresser. Jana Bridgeman previously pleaded guilty to permitting the abuse of a minor, endangering the welfare of a minor and false …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sport events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, June 22, 2012.

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  • Local All-Star tee-ball team wins another tourney with unbeaten run

    The Batesville Bad Boy All-Star tee-ball team collected another tournament championship this past weekend. Winners of a tournament in Lonoke two weeks ago, the Bad Boys followed up with an unbeaten run through the Arrow Screen Printing Cal Ripken Invitational in Jonesboro. They defeated, in …

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  • Director leaves White River agency

    Ed Haas is gone. After being head of the White River Area Agency on Aging for 22 years, he is no longer with the company. But, no one is talking about why. Peggy Pearce who is acting as interim director, issued the following statement. “On …

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