• Along these lines

    When is a Footlong not a Foot Long? The answer, apparently, is when it’s a Subway sandwich. It seems these tasty, elongated snacks haven’t been measuring up to vigilant customers’ expectations lately. Armed with their trusty yardsticks, pernickety patrons around the country have resolutely sunk …

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  • Victims not only ones who deserve a vote

    Barack Obama can spin a lie into what sounds like something akin to the truth better than anyone else in politics has done in my lifetime — and that’s saying something because it’s starting to be quite a long time. His State of the Union …

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  • Southerners fall in semis after impressive run

    NEWPORT — The Southside Southerners finally ran out of gas Thursday night against the Lonoke Jackrabbits in the 4A-2 District Tournament, falling 68-49 in the semifinals. The Southerners entered the game winning six of their last seven games, upsetting the host Newport Greyhounds 53-45 in …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, February 15 – Sunday, February 17, 2013.

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  • Grandson of local resident hired to coach soccer in Jackson, Tenn.

    Jacob Long, the grandson of area resident Geneva Long and the late Norman Long, was recently hired to direct the boys soccer program at Madison High School in Jackson, Tenn. Long played the sport at Union University in Jackson, Tenn., where he graduated in May. …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Olympics PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee sprinter dubbed the Blade Runner, was charged in the Valentine’s Day slaying of his girlfriend at his upscale home in South Africa, a shocking twist to one of the feel-good stories of last summer’s Olympics. …

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  • Pfeiffer water board to meet

    The Pfeiffer Public Water Authority board’s annual public meeting will be held at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Batesville municipal building. Immediately following that meeting will be the board’s regular monthly meeting, according to a news release. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Board to discuss repair bid

    The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary cafeteria. Agenda items include recognizing Eagle Mountain Magnet for receiving a “silver recognition” from The Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy Schools Program and the top award received by …

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  • Holiday to close offices

    All Independence County offices will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day. However, the regular Monday trash and recycling pickup will run in the northwest quadrant of the county as scheduled, according to Dennis Anderson of the Solid Waste Department and Terry Hastings of …

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  • Man dreams of future wife, now married 40 years

    JASPER, Ga. — Some people don’t remember their dreams the next morning, but Jim Chambers had one really outstanding dream — it was about the woman he would marry. Then, on a trip to Evening Shade during Christmas time in 1972 — he saw her …

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  • Civil War love story – Love blossoms amid nation’s deadly struggle

    Love will find a way, even during a terrible Civil War. The romance of one of Batesville’s most well-known Southern belles, Nannie Wilson, and Confederate Capt. Carroll H. Wood, which led to their marriage at Catalpa Hall slightly northeast of Batesville on Oct. 7, 1863, …

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  • Quorum court addresses police, economic development

    Law enforcement was highlighted in Tuesday night’s Independence County Quorum Court meeting, starting with Sheriff Steve Jeffery requesting $200,000 to replace an outdated computerized cell locking system at the county jail. There currently are several door locks that are broken and new software and locks …

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