• Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23, 2013.

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  • Heat, James battle by Spurs, remain atop NBA

    MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James will always remember his first championship. History will remember this one. The way the Heat won — or the way James wouldn’t let them lose — makes them one of the greats. A Game 6 comeback when it appeared to …

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  • Sports Briefs

    National Football League MIAMI (AP) — New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, already connected to a homicide victim in Massachusetts, is being sued in South Florida by a man claiming Hernandez shot him in the face after they argued at a strip club in …

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  • Fair to offer online registration for livestock, other exhibits

    For the second year, the Independence County Fair is offering online registration for exhibitors. Instructions, online fair catalogs and contact information may be found on the website at www.icfair.com. Registration for the Home Economics division ends July 1 and June 26 for the Livestock Division. …

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  • Prosecutor to file felony charges

    Felony charges are pending against the man who seriously injured a Zion couple when he caused a three-vehicle accident June 8. According to the accident report, Gary McClour of Cave City was traveling south on Highway 167 when he crossed the center line in the …

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  • Man at parole office reportedly tests positive for meth

    Aaron Long probably had enough trouble if he was making a visit to the probation and parole office, but he’ll be facing more after he allegedly showed up under the influence of drugs. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Shay Moore was dispatched on Tuesday to the …

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  • Police say thieves may be repeat offenders

    After a customer reported someone was in a bathroom stall opening packages, store employees checked and sure enough — there were empty packages with some items apparently flushed down the toilet. Greg Sims with Walmart reported to police that on Friday, a customer had told …

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  • Beating victim in a coma

    The mystery as to what happened to Michael Hoyle Monday night remains unsolved. Hoyle, 40, was found laying in the front yard of a residence located in the 3700 block of Camp Tahkodah Road. He had suffered severe head injuries and was bleeding from wounds …

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  • Criminal mischief causes damages to property

    A man who got his truck stuck on someone’s private property, then asked the owner for help in getting out and caused more than $6,000 in damages, is now facing charges in Independence County Circuit Court. On May 31 Deputy Jordan Akins was dispatched to …

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  • Stolen car found wrecked

    One stolen vehicle was reported in Independence County while another was reportedly found, according to reports from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. A 2002 Chevy Blazer that had been reported stolen from White County, was recovered after it flipped over in front of Midland School …

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  • Man’s death ruled homicide

    FLIPPIN (AP) — Authorities say the death of a 61-year-old man in Flippin has been ruled a homicide. Flippin Police Chief Dusty Smith says Robert McCorkle’s death earlier this month was ruled a homicide by the state medical examiner’s office. Authorities hope the public will …

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  • Junior Auxiliary to distribute life jackets Saturday

    The Junior Auxiliary of Independence County will distribute life jackets beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the “Mickey Mouse” pool at Fitzhugh Park in Batesville on a first-come, first-served basis. The life jackets are various sizes, from infant to teen.

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