• Shots fired; four arrested

    Although police found no evidence of a reported shooting, four people were arrested on Dry Run Circle for interfering with governmental operations Friday night after police smelled gas at the home and had to force their way in to check on the occupants’ welfare. Arrested …

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  • Mega Force coming to town

    Steve Carrier bends metal with his bare teeth, breaks concrete and rips giant phone books in half and it’s all in an effort to motivate and share the message of Jesus Christ. Carrier, founder of Mega Force Ministries, is coming to Batesville and shows will …

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  • State could see severe storms

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Several inches of rain may fall in parts of Arkansas and a large part of the eastern half of the state is likely to see wind and hail damage from an approaching storm system, forecasters said Monday. The Storm Prediction Center …

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  • Shoplifter arrested

    They may have bought the knit hats, bandanas and bolt cutters — but it was the gloves they didn’t pay for that got two women in trouble at Walmart around 2 a.m. Saturday. Already suspected of being shoplifters by employees, 30-year-old Elizabeth Ann Harper and …

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  • Ozarka raises $4K for Komen Arkansas Race for the Cure

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College raised $3,967.21 for the 2012 Komen Arkansas Race for the Cure, according to a news release. Ozarka was also named the second highest fundraising team in the School category. The team, led by Katie Wilson, Deltha Shell and Molly Carpenter, held …

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  • Searcy names new police chief

    SEARCY (AP) — Searcy Mayor David Morris has named a new police chief and he’s tapped the White County Sheriff’s Office for his choice. Morris on Monday announced Chief Deputy Jeremy Clark would take the helm of the department, though his start date is to …

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  • Meth found in underwear

    WALNUT RIDGE — Two Texas men were arrested Tuesday while transporting methamphetamine “ice” through Lawrence County, and one of them was carrying bags of the drug in his underwear, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. Hershel Hawkins, 47, of Horseshoe Bay, Texas and Bobby Nichols, 62, of …

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  • T-wolf teams push win totals to 22

    WEINER — The Lady Timberwolves improved to 22-3 after defeating the Lady Cardinals 60-57 in non-district action. Haley Hix led the Lady T-wolves with 22 points, Cassie Hendrix added 17. Shannon Butler chipped in seven points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Cedar Ridge led 22-10, 36-29 …

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  • Batesville juniors sweep in Wynne

    WYNNE — Batesville’s junior high varsity basketball teams won a close one and in a blowout here Monday night. The Junior Pioneers built their way to a 46-35 victory over the Junior Yellowjackets as Chris Robinson scored a team-high 14 points. Wynne led 10-7 after …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, January 29 – Saturday, February 2, 2013.

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  • BAAC will sponsor Souper Bowl Saturday

    Batesville Area Arts Council’s annual fundraiser, “Souper Bowl Saturday,” will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The soup will be made by local businesses and patrons. Tickets are $7 in advance for a quart of soup and $8 …

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  • 4-H club holds meeting

    Batesville 4-H Club’s first meeting of the year was held Jan. 15 at the Independence County Extension Office. After the pledge of allegiance and the 4-H pledge, roll was called. Raegan Sikes, club secretary, read aloud a thank you letter from the recipient of the …

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