• Revocation warrants served

    WALNUT RIDGE — Last week the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office arrested three people on revocation warrants, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. Douglas Hight, 23, of Jonesboro was arrested on a revocation warrant for residential burglary; Jennifer Holtdorf, 25, of Rockford, Ill., was arrested on a revocation …

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  • School, farm equipment stolen

    An official with Cedar Ridge Elementary School in Newark arrived for work Monday morning to find a building had been broken into and computer equipment stolen. Principal Kathy Magness said someone entered the Alternative Learning Environment building through the back door and investigation later found …

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  • Cop dies from West Nile virus

    HOPE (AP) — The Hope Police Department says one of its officers has died from West Nile virus. Sgt. David “D.J” Johnson died Saturday after battling the illness for 18 days. Chief J.R. Wilson called Johnson a “giant of a man” who touched the lives …

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  • Shelby Lucy

    CORD — Shelby Gene Lucy, 72, of Cord died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in Jonesboro. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday. ——— www.rollerfuneralhomes.com

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  • Man killed in tractor mishap

    PARAGOULD (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed in Greene County when his tractor flipped over and landed on top of him. The fatal accident happened on Greene County Road 443 on Monday. Authorities say the man was last seen alive driving his tractor …

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  • Local motocross racer injured, in ICU in Fort Smith hospital

    Kyler Kenney, a motocross racer from Southside, was injured Saturday while practicing for a race and has been hospitalized in Fort Smith where he remains in the Intensive Care Unit. The 15-year-old was practicing racing through corners and wasn’t wearing his chest protector, according to …

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  • S-side rallies by Cave City in junior v-ball

    CAVE CITY — The Southside Lady Junior Southerners defeated the Cave City Junior Cavewomen 11-25, 27-25, 15-5, improving their records to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in district. Kaylee Crowl led the Junior Lady Southerners hitting 16 of 18 from the service line, including seven aces, …

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  • Schoenfeld championship moved to opening 3-day show for 2013

    LOCUST GROVE — The Schoenfeld Headers Mid-America Street Stock Championship postponed last Saturday due to rain has been rescheduled for March 7, 2013, as the first event in a season-opening 3-day show, according to Batesville Motor Speedway owner Mooney Starr. “We have debated all weekend …

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  • V-ball match canceled at Batesville; schedule changed for matches today

    The Harding Academy-at-Batesville junior high volleyball matches set for Monday at Pioneer Gymnasium were canceled due to a scheduling conflict, Batesville Coach Tanya Haigwood said. Batesville’s coach also announced that the home matches with Paragould will still start at 4:30 this afternoon, but the junior …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sport events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, September 18 – Friday, September 21, 2012.

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  • Wilson optimistic about returning to field Saturday

    FAYETTEVILE — Tyler Wilson had a moment before the University of Alabama game when he wanted to do anything but heed his doctors’ orders. Concussion or not, the Arkansas quarterback wanted to play against the No. 1 Crimson Tide. “Give me my helmet,” Wilson thought. …

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  • Southside School Board discusses bonds

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside School District’s most recent assessment report puts the district at $55.1 million with an annual payroll just over $7 million and budget just over $13 million with 212 employees, Superintendent Roger Rich said during the district’s annual report to the public on …

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