• Judy Oaks

    Judy Holland Oaks, 69, of Batesville died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in a Batesville hospital. Born Aug. 31, 1943, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Francis and Maurine Baker Holland. She enjoyed line dancing, cooking and singing. She worked for 29 years at White-Rodgers …

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  • ‘Homeland,’ ‘Modern Family’ win big at Emmys

    The post-Emmy champagne surely tasted sweet for the people at “Modern Family” and “Homeland,” but they needed only to look around the Nokia Theatre to see how quickly popular tastes and Hollywood’s most unpredictable awards show can change perceptions. “Modern Family” continued its run as …

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  • ’Cane KOs Lady Pioneers

    JONESBORO — The Batesville Lady Pioneers split with two teams and defeated another in pool-play high school volleyball matches here Saturday before being eliminated by the Jonesboro Golden Hurricane in the Arkansas State University Play-day. Batesville split with Crowley’s Ridge Academy (25-16, 24-25) and Westside …

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  • Scot men win in AMC soccer opener in Missouri

    PARKVILLE, Mo. — The Lyon College men’s soccer team used a stingy defense and the constant pressure of its offense Saturday, producing eight more shots than the Park Pirates, a 3-1 decision and the Scots’ fourth straight win. The victory in this American Midwest Conference …

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  • Tennis Scoreboard

    In tennis matches last week in Jonesboro and at Lyon College, Batesville High tied and lost dual matches with Nettleton, split team matches with Wynne and defeated Clinton. Batesville and Nettleton’s girls split two matches, Wynne’s girls won 3-2, Nettleton’s boys won 4-1 and Wynne’s …

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  • Pioneers pick up pace, 15th straight 5A-East win

    The Batesville Pioneers ran their 5A-East District win string to 15 and, save two plays, they showed signs of returning to their old dominating high school football selves Friday night in Pioneer Stadium. While defeating the Nettleton Raiders 38-12, the Pioneer offense rolled up 379 …

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  • Scoreboard

    Football COLLEGE Saturday’s scores: Rutgers 35, Arkansas 26 Arkansas State 56, Alcorn State 0 Central Arkansas 24, Sam Houston 20 East Central 31, UA-Monticello 17 Southern Arkansas 35, SW Oklahoma State 34 Ouachita Baptist 31, Arkansas Tech 24 Henderson State 56, SE Oklahoma State 20 Harding 42, Southern Nazarene 13   Top 25 fared No. 1 Alabama (4-0) beat Florida Atlantic 40-7. Next: vs. Mississippi, Saturday No. 2 LSU (4-0) beat Auburn 12-10. Next: vs. Towson, Saturday No. 3 Oregon (4-0) beat No. 22 Arizona 49-0. Next: vs. Washington State at Seattle, Saturday No. 4 Florida State (4-0) beat No. 10 Clemson 49-37. Next: at South Florida, Saturday No. 5 Georgia (4-0) beat Vanderbilt 48-3. Next: vs. Tennessee, Saturday No. 6 Oklahoma (2-1) lost to No. 15 Kansas State 24-19. Next: at Texas Tech, Saturday, Oct. 6 No. 7 South Carolina (4-0) beat Missouri 31-10. Next: at Kentucky, Saturday No. 8 West Virginia (3-0) beat Maryland 31-21. Next: vs. Baylor, Saturday No. 9 Stanford (3-0) did not play. Next: at Washington, Thursday No. 10 Clemson (3-1) lost to No. 4 Florida State 49-37. Next: at Boston College, Saturday No. 11 Notre Dame (4-0) beat No. 18 Michigan 13-6. Next: vs. Miami at Chicago, Saturday, Oct. 6 No. 12 Texas (3-0) did not play. Next: at Oklahoma State, Saturday No. 13 Southern Cal (3-1) beat California 27-9. Next: at Utah, Thursday, Oct. 4 No. 14 Florida (4-0) beat Kentucky 38-0. Next: vs. No. 2 LSU, Saturday, Oct. 6 No. 15 Kansas State (4-0) beat No. 6 Oklahoma 24-19. Next: vs. Kansas, Saturday, Oct. 6 No. 16 Ohio State (4-0) beat UAB 29-15. Next: at No. 21 Michigan State, Saturday No. 17 TCU (3-0) beat Virginia 27-7. Next: at SMU, Saturday No. 18 Michigan (2-2) lost to No. 11 Notre Dame 13-6. Next: at Purdue, Saturday, Oct. 6 No. 19 UCLA (3-1) lost to Oregon State 27-20. Next: at Colorado, Saturday No. 20 Louisville (4-0) beat FIU 28-21. Next: at Southern Miss., Saturday No. 21 Michigan State (3-1) beat Eastern Michigan 23-7. Next: vs. No. 16 Ohio State, Saturday No. 22 Arizona (3-1) lost to No. 3 Oregon 49-0. Next: vs. Oregon State, Saturday No. 23 Mississippi State (4-0) beat South Alabama 30-10. Next: at Kentucky, Saturday, Oct. 6 No. 24 Boise State (2-1) beat BYU 7-6, Thursday. Next: at New Mexico, Saturday No. 25 Nebraska (3-1) beat Idaho State 73-7. Next: vs. Wisconsin, Saturday   NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Sunday scores: Dallas 16, Tampa Bay 10 Chicago 23, St. Louis 6 Minnesota 24, San Francisco 13 Tennessee 44, Detroit 41, OT …

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  • Caring for the dying – Hospice is tough, rewarding work

    Death is a part of life and for hospice workers, death is a part of the job. Heather Chadwick, registered nurse and case manager for Caring Hands Hospice, said the job is a tough one, but it can also be rewarding. “When I first got …

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  • Man jailed for beating mother

    A 26-year-old Sulphur Rock man was hauled off to jail after allegedly pushing, choking and beating his 68-year-old mother Wednesday night. Independence County Deputy Shay Moore said she and Sgt. Wayne Green responded to the residence on North Vaughn Street after a woman called 911 …

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  • Health fair revamped

    A new name and a new spin have been put on what was formerly known as Ladies’ Night Out. First Community Bank and White River Medical Center have partnered to offer the women of the Batesville area a fresh approach to women’s health. On Oct. …

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  • Student gains more than degree

    “I’m too old for this,” “I don’t have the funds available,” and “I’ll never be able to get the hang of it or remember anything.” These were Gayle Vinson’s first thoughts when she enrolled at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Now, Vinson …

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  • Warrant issued in forgery

    Accused of using fake identification and trying to use a fake temporary check has landed a Southside woman in hot water with the law. In a court affidavit filed this week Investigator Jeff Sims with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said that on Sept. 11 …

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