• Serena Williams drops one event

    WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Serena Williams has been nixed in mixed. Williams won’t play mixed doubles at the Olympics, and the two U.S. teams will instead feature four doubles specialists — the Bryan brothers and Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond. “We all discussed it,” U.S. …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Olympics LONDON (AP) — The Chinese won their second straight Olympic title in gymnastics and third in four games after a dismal performance in qualifying. Japan needed help from a replay to finish second. Britain, initially announced as the silver medalist, was bumped down to …

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  • 2012 Summer Olympics

    2012 Summer Olympics schedule of events for Wednesday, August 1, 2012.

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  • Newport teen shot while driving

    NEWPORT — No arrests have been made yet in the early Sunday morning shooting of a Newport teenager, according to the Newport Police Department. The 17-year-old girl, who was not identified by police, was driving in the area of Remmel Avenue when gunshots sounded from …

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  • Bumpous recommended for pardon

    NEWPORT — On Friday, Timmy Joe Bumpous, founder of New Life Ministries, was recommended by Arkansas Parole Board for a pardon for two counts of theft of property that happened in 1994. Two reports were filed on Dec. 22 and 27, 1994 by two men …

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  • Helen Billiot

    BAYOU VISTA, La. — Helen Grandin Billiot, 80, of Bayou Vista, La., died Friday, July 27, 2012, in a Morgan City, La., nursing home. Born Oct. 24, 1931, in Pierre Part, La., she was the daughter of Alfred and Mary Domingue Grandin. She enjoyed knitting, …

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  • Frederick George Sheddy – Paid Obituary

    Frederick George Sheddy died on July 29, 2012. He was the son of Louis Jacob Sheddy Sr. and Grace Pearl Cohick Sheddy. Fred was born on May 7, 1945, in Antes Fort, Nipninoses Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. He married Clara L. Horton on July 18, …

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  • Dyer traffic stop details surface several months later

    A state trooper who found marijuana and a gun in a car driven by Arkansas State running back Michael Dyer offered to call his coach even though he worried about “NCAA crap” and other fallout, according to video of a traffic stop released Monday. Arkansas …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sport events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, July 31 – Saturday, August 4, 2012.

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  • Event to help veterans access services

    Many veterans are often overwhelmed when trying to apply for services and many are unaware of some services that are available to them. A Veterans’ Resource Fair will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Lyon College, 2300 Highland Drive, in the Becknell …

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  • Accused sex abuser free on bond

    An Independence County man is free on $150,000 bond after being charged with seven counts of second-degree assault on underage girls, some as young as 4 years old. Jerry T. Croslin, 61, of 15 Tara St. (near the 3300 block of Cave Creek Road), Batesville, …

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  • Cyclist leads deputy on 5-mile chase

    A motorcyclist who popped a wheelie, then began cutting in and around traffic at high rates of speed within sight of Independence County Sheriff’s Lt. Brent Everett finally noticed Everett was behind him with blue lights activated — after leading Everett on a 5-mile chase …

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