• Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sport events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wedsday, August 22 – Sunday, August 26, 2012.

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  • Annual Pioneer fall pep rally set for Thursday

    The annual Batesville Pioneer Fall Sports Community Pep Rally is set to kick off Thursday night at 7, according to a news release from the school. All athletes of fall sports and their coaches will be introduced and the Pioneer band, cheerleaders, Steppers and Prancers …

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  • Cedar Ridge hosting Southside in football scrimmages Thursday

    NEWARK — The Class 2A Cedar Ridge Timberwolves will host the 4A Southside Southerners in a preseason scrimmage beginning Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The games will begin with the junior high varsity squads playing for two quarters, followed by a quarter of the Southerners eighth-grade …

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  • BJHS, Cave City get mixed scrimmage results

    The Batesville Junior Pioneers warmed up for regular-season football play with scrimmages Tuesday night at Pioneer Stadium, tying the Harrison Junior Goblins in eighth-grade action and falling 14-0 to the Junior Goblins in varsity play. The doubleheader opened with the eighth-grade game in which both …

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  • Entergy to begin annual drawdowns at lakes

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Entergy Arkansas says the annual drawdowns of Lake Catherine and Lake Hamilton will begin Nov. 3 and be done by Nov. 11. Officials say the drawdown for Lake Hamilton will be 5 feet, and water levels will be reduced about 6 …

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  • Arrest made in Quitman shooting death

    QUITMAN (AP) — Authorities in Faulkner County have arrested the girlfriend of a man found shot to death in a bathtub. Faulkner County sheriff’s spokesman Maj. Andy Shock says authorities arrested Jamie Lynn Leach in connection with the death of 24-year-old Cody Bradley. Authorities say …

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  • Ark. students show ACT improvement

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas high school seniors taking the ACT college entrance test scored better in college readiness than one year before. The results released today by the Iowa-based testing company show Arkansas 2012 graduates performed better in English, reading, math and science, compared …

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  • AG: Order limits online payday lender

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says his office has obtained a court order barring the operator of multiple payday lending websites from offering illegal loans to Arkansas consumers. McDaniel’s office said a consent judgment was filed Tuesday in Pulaski County Circuit Court …

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  • Dora Billingsley

    TUCKERMAN — Dora Billingsley, 96, of Tuckerman died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. Survivors include four daughters, Naomi Jane Massey and Brenda Green, both of Tuckerman, Martha Zuber of Bradford and Shirley Baker of Batesville; three brothers, Robert Calhoun of Searcy, Marvin Calhoun of Jefferson and …

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  • Teenage driver cited in bus accident that injured 2

    A 16-year-old driver was cited for failure to yield to a school bus following an accident at the intersection of Jennings and Mark streets near Batesville High School Tuesday afternoon. The girl, Peyton N. Evans, of McHue Road told Deputy Patrick Collins she was traveling …

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  • Charles Jeffery Sr.

    STRAWBERRY — Charles Raymond Jeffery Sr., 75, of Strawberry died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in Melbourne. Born Jan. 29, 1937, in Mount Olive, he was the son of Richard Raymond Jeffery and Irene Waltstrom Jeffery. He was employed as a truck driver. He was of …

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  • Cornel Green

    Cornel Green, 51, of Batesville died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at his home. Born Dec. 2, 1960, in Flint, Mich., he was the son of George Edward Green Sr. and Clover Metcalf Green Stevenson. He was of the Baptist faith. He had worked at Craighead …

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