• Concord Pirates picked to break Cougars’ hold on annual golf event

    The third annual White River Water Carnival High School Invitational Tournament is scheduled to tee off Friday at 8 a.m. on the Batesville Municipal Golf Course. Area teams participating in the tournament include Southside, Cave City, Cedar Ridge, Melbourne, Izard County, Midland and Concord. Salem …

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  • Racing returns to BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — Isle of Capri points racing is scheduled to resume Friday at the Batesville Motor Speedway with $3 admission night. Gates will open at 6 p.m., hot laps begin at 7:30 and racing starts at 8. Joe Payne leads the street stock division …

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  • Missouri catcher signs with Lyon

    Lyon Sports Information Lyon College gained another stellar performer on the softball diamond with the signing of Advance High School, Mo., catcher Haley Seger to a letter of intent. The hall-district catcher visited Lyon on Tuesday and said she immediately fell in love with the …

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  • Cave City man wins drag race

    NEWPORT — Cave City’s Don Stitcher won the foot brake division and Steve Mark Simpson won the street division at the Newport Dragstrip Sunday. Edward Littlejohn took second in the foot brake division, followed by Bill Smith and Nathan Manley. Following Simpson was Steve Simpson …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sport events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, August 2 – Saturday, August 4, 2012.

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  • Lightning more common cause of wildfires in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK — Lightning has become a much more common cause of wildfires because of the dry conditions, and crews are often forced to go deep into remote areas to battle those blazes, State Forester Joe Fox said Wednesday. More than 1,000 wildfires have burned …

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  • Fowler family gives $1M to ASU hospitality

    JONESBORO — Arkansas State University-Newport has received a $1 million gift for its hospitality program. The university announced the gift Wednesday from the Fowler family. Half the money will go toward scholarships while the other half will be used to support the hospitality program at …

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  • Ark., Okla. counties eligible for drought aid

    LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated counties in Arkansas and Oklahoma as primary natural disaster areas because of a wide-reaching drought. Two western Arkansas counties and eight counties in eastern Oklahoma were included in the declaration announced Wednesday by Agriculture Secretary …

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  • Amorous bull damages deputy’s patrol car

    SHERWOOD — A bull in the mood for love damaged an Arkansas sheriff’s patrol car when it tried to mount a man who was leading the animal across a yard. Authorities said Wednesday that a Faulkner County sheriff’s deputy was responding to a call about …

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  • Police find murder suspect dead

    FORT SMITH — A man suspected in a fatal shooting in Fort Smith has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Sgt. Daniel Grubbs said in an email that officers found Ibn Islam Wednesday at the apartment he shared with his girlfriend. A handgun was …

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  • Judge awards $186 in Blytheville FOI lawsuit

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — A judge has awarded $186 to a former member of the Blytheville City Council who filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the city. Circuit Court Judge Pam Honeycutt ruled that Blytheville should pay the filing fee and mailing costs incurred …

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  • AAA reverses course on home-schooled student eligibility

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Activities Association agreed Wednesday to allow home-schooled students to participate in interscholastic sports and activities, but the students will have to take at least one class to be eligible and meet other requirements. The association, which is made up …

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