• S-side-Highland schedule changed

    SOUTHSIDE — Due to Highland’s involvement in the Class 4A State Playoffs for football, only girls will play basketball tonight in Southside, announced Coach Malcolm Long. Eighth-grade teams will lead off at 5, followed by junior and senior girls games.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, November 20 – Saturday, November 24, 2012.

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  • College Football Briefs

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Choosing to look toward the future rather than honor the past, Maryland joined the Big Ten on Monday, bolting from the Atlantic Coast Conference in a move driven by the school’s budget woes. Maryland was a charter member of the …

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  • Emotional Smith offers apologies, thanks to fans

    FAYETTEVILLE — John L. Smith figures to leave Arkansas riding the same overflowing emotion that carried him back to the state. The likely farewell tour for the interim coach began in earnest Monday, with Smith left fighting back tears while discussing his coaching future, the …

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  • Shoeboxes filled locally are shipped around the world

    They are just small shoeboxes full of toys, crayons and maybe a bar of soap, but there’s something else in the boxes that the poorest children in the world also receive — love. Last week, individuals, local churches, youth organizations, college groups and others joined …

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  • Luke 4:18 closes – Director finds new path

    After four years of operating their Luke 4:18 ministry for women with addictions, Kristal and Aaron Reeves have set themselves on a new path. The ministry’s last official day was Oct. 5. Luke 4:18 Lives opened as a Christian discipleship program for women in August …

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  • JPs slash rec grants for raises

    The Independence County parks and rec committee reduced grants to organizations seeking funds so it could give 2-percent raise next year and a bonus to county employees. And those grants approved will be reduced even further — but how much is still not known. The …

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  • Maurices holding toy drive

    Maurices has announced it will be collecting toys for disadvantaged children at its Town Plaza Shopping Center location. All new, unwrapped toys collected from Wednesday to Dec. 5 at Maurices, 1255 E. Main St., Batesville,  will be distributed to local families by Newark Fire Department’s …

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  • Cabinet shop burglar targets tools, more

    Someone broke into Harris Cabinet Shop and stole several tools — and owner Carol Harris has an idea who it was, according to a police report. Independence County Deputy Zach Rawlins said he was dispatched to the cabinet shop on East Ross Street around 6:30 …

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  • Former AD loses appeal on abuse reporting

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A judge has thrown out a challenge to a state law that requires people to report knowledge of suspected child sexual abuse. The Friday ruling in Pulaski County opens the way for a former high school athletic director at a Little …

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  • Sharp budget panel to meet

    ASH FLAT — A Sharp County budget committee meeting will begin at 6 tonight in the courthouse in Ash Flat to allow elected officials and departmental budget chiefs to work on a proposed 2013 budget, said County Judge Larry Brown. Department heads and elected officials …

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  • Judge rules adult charge for teen in slaying

    JONESBORO (AP) — A judge in Jonesboro found evidence that a 16-year-old boy planned a robbery in which he allegedly shot a man dead and ordered that he be tried as an adult on a first-degree murder charge. Circuit Judge Cindy Thyer conducted two days …

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