• Lyon alumni to play role in Homecoming festivities

    Lyon Sports Information Homecoming at Lyon College is a time when present and past student athletes can come together and reminisce old times. For the Scot baseball team, along with the men and women’s basketball teams, it will be an opportunity to get back out …

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Ecclesia College Royals (0-0) vs. Lyon College Scots (1-0), Becknell Gymnasium, 8 p.m. The Royals will be playing their opener and, though Lyon Coach Kevin Jenkins said he doesn’t know that much about the team from Springdale, he does expect them to be perimeter oriented …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, November 2 – Saturday, November 3, 2012.

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  • Earnie Hays, St. Louis Cardinals organist for 40 years, dies

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ernie Hays, an organist who was a fixture at St. Louis sporting events and provided the soundtrack of Cardinals baseball for four decades, has died, the team said Thursday. The St. Louis native, who spent 40 seasons as the baseball team’s …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Penn State HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The “conspiracy of silence” that protected Jerry Sandusky extended all the way to the top at Penn State, prosecutors said Thursday as they charged former university President Graham Spanier with hushing up child sexual abuse allegations against the former …

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  • Jan. 7, 1995 cold case: Connie Stroud Townsend – death still haunts family, others

    “I should have stopped. I should have stopped. I should have stopped.” For 17 years those words have echoed though her mind and saying them out loud still has the power to bring tears. It was Jan. 7, 1995 and Amber had just left her …

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  • State Legislature candidates spar at open forum

    It wasn’t exactly a debate but four state legislative candidates sparred in an open forum at a CEO luncheon Wednesday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse. About 30 people attended the luncheon, which is sponsored monthly by the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. James McLean and …

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  • Bomb threat closes school

    CALICO ROCK (AP) — Calico Rock Elementary School sent students home early Wednesday after someone called in a bomb threat. Superintendent Jerry Skidmore said students were evacuated Wednesday morning after a bomb threat was called in to someone not associated with the district — and …

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  • Drunk arrested in street

    Minutes after being kicked out of a local Veterans of Foreign Wars post on Chaney Drive, a man who lists Chicago as his home, was arrested for public intoxication while walking in the middle of the street. Deputy Patrick Collins said he was dispatched to …

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  • Lyon homecoming events begin Friday

    Lyon College will hold its annual homecoming this weekend with events set to get under way Friday with the crowning of homecoming royalty at the men’s basketball game that night in Becknell Gymnasium. The Scots will take on Ecclesia College in the homecoming matchup. Saturday …

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  • Armed men break in, take money

    Three Batesville men were robbed and two of them beaten with guns during a home invasion on North Heights Street early Monday morning. Police were called to the home of Nathaniel McCure, (age 19) Randy Johnson (18) and Zack Webb (19) around 12:15 a.m. after …

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  • Loss of fire dues could be gain for CCFD

    CAVE CITY — If Independence County voters approve a sales tax for local fire departments the Cave City Fire Department will no longer receive dues paid from that county, but the money it stands to receive has the potential to make up for it, according …

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