• Repair shop burglarized

    When Terry Barnett arrived at his fenced-in repair shop around 7:15 Monday morning he discovered everything in disarray and several items missing. Closer inspection revealed where someone had entered the Barnett’s Auto/Appliance Repair building by removing a window air conditioner to the office area. “Once …

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  • Missing girl found dead

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — Police in Bentonville say a 6-year-old girl reported missing early Tuesday has been found dead. Authorities have released few details about the case but say they’re investigating the girl’s death as a homicide. Police Chief Jon Simpson said the girl was reported …

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  • Alexander juvenile center found in compliance

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The state and federal government are in agreement that the Arkansas juvenile lockup at Alexander has complied with a settlement that required a number of reforms. The state and the Justice Department said Tuesday that they filed a joint motion to …

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  • 2 dead in Searcy crash

    SEARCY (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed in a car crash in White County. The Searcy Police Department says Kimberly Langley and Betty Grisham died in the accident Tuesday afternoon in Searcy. Both women were from Romance. Langley was pulling out of a …

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  • Budget committee to meet

    The Independence County Quorum Court budget committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Independence County Courthouse located at 192 E. Main St. 2013 budgets for county offices will be discussed. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Pioneers to face unorthodox, big winning Bruins

    First, let’s get the unorthodox ways of the Pulaski Academy Bruins, the Batesville Pioneers’ Class 5A State Playoffs football opponents Friday night in Little Rock, out of the way. Asked for a short explanation of why he directs the Bruins not to punt, not return …

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  • Signs of Thanksgiving include Pioneer football

    The getting-to-be-annual Thanksgiving morning Batesville High football practice happens Thursday in Pioneer Stadium, and Batesville Coach Dave King said it will start at its usual time and the usual warmers will be available to all Pioneer fans who attend. The starting time is 9 and …

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  • BJHS cagers improve to 3-1

    The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers and Junior Pioneers each won their third straight basketball games when they hosted the Mountain Home squads in home openers at Pioneer Gym Monday night. The Junior Lady Pioneers won 36-26 as Madison Stave scored a game-high 10 points. Batesville …

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  • Eagles defeat Cougars in OT

    BROCKWELL — The Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles pulled out a victory in a Class 1A 2-North District game in overtime Tuesday, defeating the Izard County Cougars 70-68. The Cougars led 18-13, 28-26 and 44-36 at the quarter breaks, but the Eagles rebounded in the fourth, outscoring …

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  • Bombers sweep Pioneers

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Mountain Home Lady Bombers and Bombers kept Batesville High’s basketball teams winless here Tuesday night. The Lady Bombers won 48-31 as Taylor Williams scored 11 points in the first of two Mountain Home season openers. After a close first half, the …

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  • Scots fall to D1 Skyhawks in exhibition hoop game

    MARTIN, Tenn. — For the third straight game the Lyon College men’s basketball team suffered through more than 20 turnovers and for the fifth time in seven tries its opponent hit over 50 percent from the field as the NCAA Division I University of Tennessee …

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  • Lyon’s Altom wins league honor

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Phagen Altom of Lyon College has been named this week’s American Midwest Conference women’s basketball player of the week for her achievements over the last week of the season. A senior guard, Altom helped the Scots to two victories last week, …

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