• Springtime in Washington, D.C.

    Ah, springtime has arrived in Washington, D.C. The National Cherry Blossom Festival is under way. The cherry trees, 3,700 of them given to America by the Japanese in 1912, are in full bloom. One incident involving the trees reminds me why Americans are so wary …

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  • Concentration camps and abortion clinics

    On a cold and snowy day in January a few years ago, I took a guided tour through the Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany. Charcoal-colored skies paired with a blanket of freshly fallen snow offered a monochromatic glimpse of what life must have been like …

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  • Lady Pioneer signs for Lyon basketball

    A summer camp sold Batesville Lady Pioneer Hailey Hastings on Lyon College “About a year ago, when I went to one of Lyon’s summer basketball, is when I decided I wanted to come to Lyon,” Hastings said. “I just really liked Coach Lange and everybody …

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  • Reddies nip Scots 3-2, stop win streak at 14

    Lyon Sports Information ARKADELPHIA — The 25th-ranked Lyon College baseball team spotted NCAA Division II Henderson State three runs in the first inning Tuesday, then outhit the Reddies but came up short on the scoreboard, falling 3-2 at Clyde Berry Field. The nonconference loss snapped …

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  • S-side wins 4A-3 opener

    MAUMELLE — The Southside Southerners crushed the Academics Plus Falcons 6-1 in their 4A-3 Conference opener Tuesday, scoring all their goals in the first half and subbing liberally in the second. “Things finally clicked, offensively. We scored in the first 15 seconds on a long …

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  • Lady T-wolves crush 2A-2 foe

    COTTER — The Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves hammered the Cotter Lady Warriors 22-2 in three innings Tuesday in a 2A-2 District game as Trish Grissom struck out three, allowed three hits and walked three. “Trish started off a little shaky, but she settled down and …

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  • BHS kickers win 3-0 in league openers

    PARAGOULD — The Batesville High soccer teams returned to action and posted similar looking 3-0 victories over Greene County Tech in 5A-East Conference openers here Tuesday. In both games, Batesville led 1-0 at halftime. In the nightcap, Joel Baxter scored an unassisted goal to get …

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  • Hooper lifts Southerners over Raiders in first start

    SEARCY — The Southside Southerners improved to 2-4 as they defeated the Riverview Raiders 5-1 Tuesday in a non-district game. Miles Hooper got his first start and struck out eight and allowed three hits, pitching the complete seven innings. “He has pitched a little in …

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  • Raiders impress Pioneers with wallop-ending sweep

    The Nettleton Raiders won a close one, romped in another and left the North Complex still tied with the Greene County Tech Eagles atop the 5A-East District baseball standings. After their 4-0 and run-ruled 5-inning 15-0 shellacking of the Batesville Pioneers in the nightcap, they …

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  • Visitors fend off Lady Pioneers, take early lead in 5A-East race

    The Batesville Lady Pioneers made a bid for a breakthrough softball happening Tuesday night at the North Complex, but when the evening was over they were still winless and the visitors from Jonesboro stood alone atop the 5A-East District standings. The Nettleton Lady Raiders rallied …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, March 27 – Thursday, March 28, 2013.

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  • Mother addresses Cave City board – Bullying is issue, according to Rogers

    CAVE CITY — Kristina Rogers has heard bullying happens everywhere but as a parent she doesn’t want future students to go through what she says her teenage son has at the Cave City School District. Monday she voiced her concerns to the Cave City School …

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