• Lyon welcomes urban development expert

    Jean-Luc Krieg, an urban development expert, will present the first convocation program of the year at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Nucor Auditorium at Lyon College. Admission is free and the public is invited. Born and raised in Ivory Coast, West Africa, Krieg is executive director …

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  • Annual nut sales are under way

    Local conservation districts’ annual nut sales have started, said Independence County district secretary Ricki Gilbert and Sharp County secretary Kerrie Brightwell. Offerings from the two districts vary slightly.   Independence County Fancy mammoth pecan halves, 1 pound, $8.50; 5 pounds, $42.50; and 30 pounds, $249; …

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  • Scots stay perfect for September

    Lyon Sports Information One day after receiving votes for the NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll for the first time in the school’s history, the Lyon College Scots had a rocky first half Wednesday before taking down previously unbeaten NCAA Division III Hendrix 2-1 …

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  • Area boxers to be featured in ‘Beatdowns’

    Two area professional boxers will fight in main events Saturday at the Batesville Armory beginning at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30. Billed the ‘B-Town Beat-downs,’ the event will showcase seven professional fights sanctioned by the Arkansas State Athletic Association. The first main event will …

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  • Batesville cross country teams win two titles, Southside one at Old Davidsonville Park

    POCAHONTAS — Batesville cross country teams won two team titles and Southside one at the Sloan-Hendrix Invitational at Old Davidsonville State Park here Tuesday. The Batesville Lady Pioneers won their third straight Sloan-Hendrix team title, edging out the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz by three points (41-44). …

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  • Rams impress Pioneer coaches with effort, courage

    What Batesville Assistant Coach Stuart Smith said about the Pioneers’ high school football hosts this Friday night have been most telling. “I like watching them play,” the Pioneers’ defensive coordinator said Wednesday of the Paragould Rams after many hours of film study. He wasn’t talking …

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  • BHS girls finish 10th in state golf

    HOT SPRINGS — The Batesville Lady Pioneers finished 10th out of 14 high school golf teams in the Class 5A State Tournament at Hot Springs Country Club on Wendesday. The team title went to the Hot Springs Lakeside Lady Rams. They finished 18 strokes (256-274) …

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  • Midland juniors go 3-2 in first season

    NEWARK — Midland wrapped up its first season of junior high football Monday with a 30-0 victory over the Cedar Ridge junior varsity. Quarterback Austin Passmore was involved in four scores and running back Drew Martin played a part in three. Passmore ran three yards …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sport events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, September 27 – Friday, September 28, 2012.

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  • Tennis

    Batesville, Southside, Highland and Nettleton got together Monday at Lyon College for high school tennis matches. Here are the results: Girls Singles: Meridith Oldham (N) defeated Quyen Le (B) 6-3; Stephanie Bolin (B) defeated Rebecca Chen 7-6 (7-5) Doubles: Bolin-Haley Cole (B) defeated Whitney Ford-DeJani …

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  • Regular NFL refs to return tonight

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL’s regular officiating crews are back. Their return couldn’t have come soon enough for many players, coaches and fans. After two days of marathon negotiations — and mounting frustration across the league and among its fans — the NFL and …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL fined Patriots Coach Bill Belichick $50,000 and Redskins assistant Kyle Shanahan $25,000 for their conduct toward replacement officials. The fines came hours before the league and its referees’ union reached a tentative deal on a new collective …

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