• Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, December 28 – Saturday, December 29, 2012.

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  • Desert Storm commander Norman Schwarzkopf dies

    WASHINGTON — Truth is, retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf didn’t care much for his popular “Stormin’ Norman” nickname. The seemingly no-nonsense Desert Storm commander’s reputed temper with aides and subordinates supposedly earned him that rough-and-ready moniker. But others around the general, who died Thursday in …

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  • National champion is in eyes of the beholder

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Quick, name the college football team that has won the most national championships. Alabama? Notre Dame? Princeton? If you gave any of those answers, and maybe a few others, you might be right. Because over the years there have been …

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  • From a Manila slum emerges an unlikely prima ballerina

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The ghetto called Aroma reeks of putrefying trash collected by its residents for recycling. Half-naked children with grimy faces play on muddy dirt roads lined by crumbling shanties of tarpaulin walls, cracked tin roofs and communal toilets. From this Manila slum …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball NEW YORK (AP) — Coach of the month in November, out of a job by New Year’s. The Brooklyn Nets have elevated expectations this season, and a .500 record wasn’t good enough. Coach Avery Johnson was fired Thursday, his team having lost 10 …

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  • 133K still without electricity

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — More than 133,000 Entergy Arkansas customers remain without electricity two days after a Christmas Day storm dumped a mixture of freezing rain, sleet and more than a foot of snow in places. Gov. Mike Beebe has declared a statewide emergency. Entergy …

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  • High school plans to install additional security cameras

    For $85,000 the Batesville School Board recently approved the purchase and installation of 41 new security cameras complete with a 32-inch monitor and server from Arkansas State Security to be installed in the new addition of the Batesville High School, bringing that school’s camera total …

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  • Digital storytelling spans the globe – Midland High students collaborate with Romania

    PLEASANT PLAINS — It was this summer at Discovery Education’s National Institute that teachers from all the United States, Canada and Romania were challenged to develop collaborative projects that would help provide students with the opportunity to expand their use of digital media. Midland High …

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  • Newark garbage pickup altered

    NEWARK — The Christmas Day winter storm is still affecting garbage pickup in Newark, Recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston said this morning. The garbage truck has been unable to make its rounds as scheduled and road conditions are still so bad it will not be able to …

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  • Bald Knob wants redo of Census count

    BALD KNOB (AP) — The city of Bald Knob is seeking a redo of its Census count after the 2010 tally showed a population drop of nearly 10 percent. The 2000 Census showed a population of 3,210 and the 2010 count reflected a drop to …

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  • Merle Norman Cosmetics, 75 years in Batesville

    Since the early 1930s, when an ambitious young woman named Merle Nethercutt Norman started her own cosmetics company bearing her name, there’s been a Merle Norman Cosmetics franchise in Batesville. Although there were occasionally brief periods when the franchise was in a transitional stage between …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weedend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, December 28 – Sunday, December 30, 2012.

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