• Shirley Guynes

    Shirley Guynes, 78, of Batesville died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. She was a member of the Church of Christ and enjoyed dancing, playing bingo and flea markets. Survivors include two daughters, Tami Graham of Tuckerman and Pam Walls of Batesville; a brother, Lance Camp of …

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  • Melbourne hires McCarn to direct football program

    MELBOURNE — Football and Melbourne High School are bringing Kevin McCarn back to the area. Melbourne Athletic Director Tim Massey announced Wednesday that the school board approved the hiring of the former star football player at Mountain View and the University of Arkansas-Monticello, and that …

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  • Junior Lady ’Katz stop Cave City sweep

    MELBOURNE — Three out of four Cave City teams advanced into the finals of the Izard County Invitational Tournament with victories here Wednesday. The Melbourne Junior Lady Bearkatz were the spoilers. The Cave City Cavemen squeaked out a victory in the semifinals defeating the Salem …

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  • BJHS girls advance to semis

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Summer Strecker scored seven of her team’s eight points in the fourth quarter as the Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers defeated the Mountain Home Junior Lady Bombers 18-15 in the Mountain Home Tournament semifinals here Wednesday night. “Yes, it was a defensive struggle,” …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, January 24, 2013.

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  • Hogs win big with 29 turnovers

    FAYETTEVILLE — Mike Anderson couldn’t help but sit back and enjoy watching Arkansas practice what he’s been preaching for a season and a half. The Razorbacks, under their second-year coach, pressed, harassed and generally made life as uncomfortable as possible for Mississippi State in a …

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  • NCAA admits to ‘improper conduct’ in Miami probe

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The NCAA’s probe of Miami’s athletic compliance practices is ramping up yet again. Only this time, the Hurricanes aren’t exactly the subject of the inquiry. In a bizarre twist, it’s college sports’ governing body itself that is being investigated after …

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  • No. 25 ’Canes whip No. 1 Blue Devils by 27

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Hurricanes turned a rare sellout into a blowout, upsetting Duke for their first victory ever over a No. 1 team. No. 25-ranked Miami delighted a boisterous crowd by holding the Blue Devils without a field goal for more …

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  • 3 of 4 singles finalists set for Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Victoria Azarenka had to endure some anxious moments before and after her win over American teenager Sloane Stephens. Li Na wasn’t flustered at all in an easy victory over No. 2-ranked Maria Sharapova. The result is that Li will play for …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, January 25 – Sunday, January 27, 2013.

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  • Firefighter rescues cat; home ravaged

    When unexpected movement among the charred debris, ashes, dense smoke and flames inside the front door of a burning mobile home caught the eye of firefighter Brandon Magness Tuesday morning, he swooped up the small body and exited the building to safety. Once outside, Magness …

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  • Batesville, Cedar Ridge schools to seek millage increases

    More safety and security is wanted at school, but for voters of two Independence County districts it will come at a cost. Batesville and Cedar Ridge school boards Tuesday night approved resolutions to seek millage increases within their districts for the strict purposes of safety …

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