• Quorum court meets tonight

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the Jess B. Carpenter building. The agenda includes an ordinance to adopt a new Independence County employee handbook. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Polling sites may change

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Independence County Courthouse to discuss 2014 polling site possible realignment.

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  • Water board to hear reports

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will hear a series of reports when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the authority office at 1401 Batesville Blvd., said Manager John Richardson. The directors are to hear May water and wastewater financial reports, a …

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  • C-Ridge board eyes new roof

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office building. Agenda items include discussion of replacing the Newark Elementary roof at a cost of $108,693 with warranty, handbook revisions, financial and personnel reports. Meetings are opening to …

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  • Pioneers break through in Marion

    MARION — The Batesville Pioneers’ rescheduled trip to Marion was a winning move here Friday as they swept the Patriots 2-0 and 10-4 in high school baseball. The Patriots were originally scheduled to visit Batesville for a season-opening doubleheader on June 1, but those games …

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  • Southside Southerners win 7-on-7 tournament

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Southerners won the first 7-on-7 football tournament hosted by the school when they defeated the Melbourne Bearkatz 29-28 in overtime Friday on Stewart Field. Southside quarterback Drew Moss, the tournament Most Valuable Player Award winner, connected with Cody McGaha for the …

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  • Highwaymen win nightcap

    It was a game late, but the Batesville Atlas Asphalt Highwaymen won their first American Legion game of the season Saturday evening at the North Complex when they downed Paragould 7UP 10-4. In the opening game, the one that counts in the Zone 2 standings, …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting event in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

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  • Torpedoes finish second in home meet

    Three Torpedoes won individual events and Torpedoes won six relay races as the Independence County Youth Athletic Association swim team finished second to the Pocahontas Aquatics Club in a meet at Lyon College on Saturday. Joseph Wells and Trey Moody each won four events, and …

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  • Johnson wins first feature at Batesville Motor Speedway

    LOCUST GROVE — Bennett Johnson won his first feature event at the Batesville Motor Speedway Friday, taking the checkered flag in the IMCA modified division. Johnson contested the advances of points leader Jason Wilkey for the entire race as Wilkey finished second and Brian Ritchie …

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  • UofA’s men finish third, women eighth at NCAA Track Championships

    EUGENE, ORE. (AP) — The University of Arkansas’ men’s track and field team finished third and the women’s team eighth — with a national title — at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships. The men’s team finished behind co-champions Florida and Texas A&M in the championships …

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  • Welcome center gives visitors waypoints

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — The first day of summer is quickly approaching, and with it comes a boost in through-traffic for Blytheville, with many families loading up and heading out on those yearly vacations. And each year, the season provides a surge in guests at the …

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