• Lady Pioneers winless; Lady Eagles win 12-5

    VILONIA — The Vilonia Lady Eagles scored nine runs in the first inning as they downed the Lady Pioneers 12-5 Thursday in non-district action. Junior Karley Berkheiser led off for the Lady Pioneers and allowed five hits before she was relieved by Courtney Norcross in …

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  • Sports Briefs

    College basketball AMES, Iowa (AP) — The remarkable job that Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg has done in turning around his alma mater apparently got the attention of several colleges and NBA teams. The Cyclones responded by opening their wallet to keep “The Mayor” in office …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, March 29 – Saturday, March 30, 2013.

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  • ‘Chicago Joe’ honored with memorial bike ride

    Joe Huss loved his family, riding his Harley-Davidson and pretty much all things Chicago. On Saturday family and friends gathered at Believers’ Community Church for the “Chicago Joe Memorial Ride 2013” to honor and remember Huss, and raise money for his 8-year-old son Joseph and …

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  • Volunteers sought: Search for missing teen to be Saturday

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson is asking for volunteers to help as the search for missing 14-year-old Sidney Randall continues. He said the Walnut Ridge Police Department in conjunction with the sheriff’s office are planning a volunteer search for Saturday, with volunteers …

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  • Rush hour accident claims woman’s life

    A three-car accident east of Batesville just before 8 a.m. Wednesday claimed the life of 29-year-old Tina C. Long of Batesville when her 2002 Chevrolet Blazer reportedly struck two other vehicles before flipping over and partially ejecting her, according to Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Zach …

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  • Museum to host Easter activities

    Hop on over to Old Independence Regional Museum on Saturday for a fun day with Easter as its theme, said Amanda Nikkel, volunteer coordinator. The Easter celebration will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., she said, adding, “This fun day at the museum will be filled …

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  • Tourism up 47%

    Tourism is up in Independence County almost 50 percent, according to figures recently released from the state. Crystal Johnson, president of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, and several board members came before the city council Tuesday night to not only show appreciation for the …

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  • Early voting nears for proposed millage increase

    Early voting for the upcoming special elections for Batesville and Cedar Ridge school districts will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church on Main Street in Batesville. Batesville is seeking a total proposed school tax of 40.00 mills. This represents an …

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  • Salem man killed in crash

    SALEM — A one-vehicle crash on Old Sturkie Road in Fulton County, west of Salem, claimed the life of 28-year-old Justin L. Hutson around 2:40 p.m. Wednesday. Arkansas State Police Trooper Brandon Cook said Hutson was driving his 1995 Chevrolet north on Old Sturkie Road …

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  • No arrests after man fires at bus

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Little Rock School District says a student suffered a minor injury after someone fired an air gun at a school bus. The district says a school bus was carrying students from Parkview High School on Wednesday afternoon when someone fired …

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  • Beebe: Problem with tax cuts’ effective dates

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe says tax cuts being considered by Arkansas lawmakers would need to take effect later than proposed in order for them to be funded by savings from a proposed expansion of health insurance coverage. Beebe told reporters Wednesday that …

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