• The games – 9/7/12

    Mountain View at Southside, Kickoff • tonight 7 The Southerners enter their home opener against the Yellowjackets with plans of redeeming themselves for opportunities lost in a 32-all tie with the Cave City Cavemen last week. Coach Kenny Simpson said a lot was left on the …

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  • Lady Southerners drop conference match 3-1

    MARIANNA — The Marianna Lady Trojans defeated the Southside Lady Southerners 25-21, 16-25, 25-23, 25-18 Thursday in this Class 4A-Central Conference match, dropping to 3-1 in conference and 6-2 overall. “We played poorly and couldn’t pull ourselves together in crunch time,” Southside Coach David Shilkitus …

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  • Beebe takes two from BHS in season openers for tennis

    Beebe swept Batesville in season-opening high school tennis matches Thursday at Lyon College. The Lady Badgers won 8-2. The Badgers won all three doubles matches to pull out a 5-4 victory. Listed below are scores: Girls Singles: Madelyn Poe (BB) defeated Quyn Le 6-4; Anlee …

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  • Concord golfers roll on

    DRASCO — The Concord Pirates kept on winning here Thursday as Cameron Reesor and Luke Cornett each shot medal-winning 39s on a 9-hole high school golf match at Tannenbaum. The Pirates won by 27 strokes over the Cave City Cavemen (118-145) as Ryan Cornelison added …

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  • NASCAR’s ‘regular-season finale’ comes down to two

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — NASCAR trotted out eight drivers Thursday who are all mathematically eligible to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. In reality, Saturday night’s “regular season” finale is a race between Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon for the final berth in …

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  • Possessed? Part II – Jail nurse: Woman’s eyes were ‘pure demon evil’

    Editor’s note: This story contains material that some readers might find disturbing. Previously: In 1994, a woman, whose name has been withheld, was arrested for starting fires in Mountain View. At the time, the city was unable to house female prisoners and she was brought …

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  • ‘Idol’ finalist to headline; Newark’s TNT is Saturday

    NEWARK — Lauren Gray, top 40 finalist in this year’s American Idol competition, will headline Saturday’s 18th annual Times-N-Traditions Festival at Newark, said Ernie Pectol, one of the organizers. “All activities except the parade are scheduled at the Newark City Park,” said Pectol. “This year’s …

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  • Voting begins Tuesday

    Early voting for Arkansas’ annual school board elections is set to begin Tuesday and end Sept. 17. Area contested races include the Batesville, Highland and Calico Rock school boards. In Independence County, early voting for Batesville, Southside, Midland and Cedar Ridge school districts will be …

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  • Man jailed for violating protection order

    Timothy L. Roberson, 29, of Pleasant Plains remains incarcerated in the Independence County jail, and is being formally charged with felony violation of a protection order for allegedly hitting his elderly mother. In a court affidavit filed Wednesday, Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Mike Mundy said …

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  • UACCB to host community picnic

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will host a community picnic at 4 p.m. Tuesday on the lawn outside the Nursing and Allied Health building and the Row-Johns Library. This event is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the community as …

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  • Newport resident shot

    NEWPORT — Newport Police Department officers were dispatched to Ashley Drive in Newport about 10 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a shooting, according to Lt. Patrick Weatherford with the Criminal Investigations Division. Officers located the victim, who was identified as Melvin Cox, 28, of Newport, …

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  • 4 Arkansas schools to receive Upward Bound grants

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Four Arkansas colleges will receive more than $1 million combined in federal funds to encourage the study of math and science and Lyon College is among them. The college will receive $293,925. Members of Arkansas’ congressional delegation made the announcement Wednesday. …

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