• UCA picked second in SLC preseason poll

    CONWAY (AP) — The University of Central Arkansas is picked to finish second in the Southland Conference in two preseason football polls. The polls by league coaches and sports information directors released Wednesday each pick UCA to finish second behind Sam Houston State. UCA and …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, July 25 – Saturday, July 27, 2013.

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  • Westbrook helps Cardinals beat Phillies, 11-3

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies thought it was unnecessary to hold this runner on first base. Then Jake Westbrook took off. For the second straight game, Westbrook gave the St. Louis Cardinals an all-around effort, working seven solid innings and contributing his second …

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  • Griffin testifies before Congress

    Independence County Judge Robert Griffin is used to speaking in front of people but on July 16, he spoke before members of the United States Congress. Griffin was only one of four who testified before the House Natural Resources Committee regarding the Interior Department’s decision …

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  • Money tight for DTF

    ALLISON — Illegal narcotics keep rolling into Batesville and the surrounding area and it’s getting tougher to keep the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force afloat at least when it comes to finances, Administrator Dale Weaver told the group Friday during a meeting at JoJo’s on …

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  • Soldier assumes command

    Twenty-eight-year-old Sidney Roberts is no stranger to Batesville just as she’s no stranger to the military. Her late grandfather, Sgt. Maj. Archie Baker, served 30 years, first on a submarine in the Pacific during World War II. He later fought in the Korean War where …

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  • Two drug-related arrests made

    WALNUT RIDGE — Two drug-related arrests were made by Lawrence County deputies Friday after a vehicle occupied by Joseph Moore, 44, of Alicia and Jason Kern, 36, of Hoxie was stopped for a traffic violation near Walnut Ridge, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. “While speaking with …

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  • WR city employee accused of sexual assault

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Walnut Ridge city employee was released from jail Thursday on his own recognizance after an affidavit of probable cause for arrest was filed July 11 in Lawrence County District Court in regard to alleged fourth-degree sexual assault. Roy Marshall, 72, served …

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  • Kendall’s Bears, Jonathan’s books successful for 13th annual event

    CAVE CITY — Kendall’s Bears and Jonathan’s Books 13th Annual Event was held recently. Kendall Townsley, 12, and Jonathan Townsley, almost 9, collected more than 300 stuffed animals and more than 300 books from family and friends, a large portion coming from members of Lynn …

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  • Dad charged with 1st-degree battery

    When Deputy James R. Woods arrived at 75 Sanders Road, Charlotte, at about 1 p.m. Monday he found Kathy Boozer hiding outside. Boozer had just called dispatch to tell them her father, Roy Milligan, had kicked her door in and was holding a shotgun. Woods …

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  • Police called to WRMC for unruly patient

    Hospital staff who were unable to control a patient ended up asking for assistance from police Thursday. Cpl. Patrick Collins said when he arrived at White River Medical Center to assist with the “crazy person” he recognized the man as 43-year-old Gregory Scott Bolin, who …

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  • Candlelight vigil to be held

    A candlelight vigil will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at the corner of Dry Run Circle and Nettie Lane in Batesville in memory of Omar Scales and John L. Weeams, victims of a shooting on July 6. The event is open to the public …

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