• Cavewomen v-ballers win 2 of 3 at S-side

    SOUTHSIDE — The Cave City Cavewomen defeated the Southside Lady Southerners in four sets Tuesday in a Class 4A non-conference volleyball match. The Cavewomen won the first set 25-19, the Lady Southerners too the second 27-25. The Cavewomen regrouped and took the final two sets …

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  • Bells, Cross team again for Eagle Mtn. golf title

    David Bell, Chris Bell, Danny Bell and Randy Cross won their second straight Citizens Bank and Bad Boy Mowers 4-person scramble Sunday at The Course Eagle Mountain, rallying from a 2-stroke deficit. The winning team shot a 57 and trailed the team of Cody Cox-Shayne …

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  • Sign-up set for fall swim program

    Registration for the Independence County Youth Athletic Association swim team’s fall session is set for Sept. 19, 3:15-6 p.m. at the Lyon College pool, according to a news release from Kathryn Peveto Langston. The Torpedoes’ first practice is set for Sept. 23. The team will …

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  • Five players suspended for UCA season opener

    CONWAY (AP) — The University of Central Arkansas Coach Clint Conque has suspended five players, including two starters, for the Bears’ season opener Thursday against Incarnate Word. Conque announced Tuesday that he suspended starting running back Willie Matthews for one game and offensive lineman C.J. …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Tennis NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer easily won his delayed first match at the U.S. Open, needing just 93 minutes to beat Grega Zemlja of Slovenia, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5, in a matchup postponed from Monday night because of rain. Top-seeded Novak Djokovic began his …

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  • Why wouldn’t Johnny Football play?

    Of course Johnny Football is going to play Saturday against Rice. Why wouldn’t he? He’s being investigated by the NCAA, not NCIS. Cam Newton got away from those gumshoes with more than enough time to cram in an eventful final season at Auburn. So did …

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  • Parties choose primaries to fill Bookout’s Senate seat

    JONESBORO (AP) — The state Democratic and Republican parties say they’ll use primary elections, rather than conventions, to choose candidates for a state Senate seat vacated after the resignation of Paul Bookout. Both parties sent letters Tuesday notifying Gov. Mike Beebe of their decision. Bookout, …

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  • Newark trash pickup to change

    NEWARK — Due to the Labor Day holiday, the city of Newark will postpone its garbage pickup on Monday until Tuesday.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, August 28 – Saturday, August 31, 2013.

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  • Raiders win match at Eagle Mtn.

    The Nettleton Raiders defeated fellow 5A-East District teams in a 9-hole high school golf match Tuesday at The Course at Eagle Mountain. The Raiders won by 18 strokes (188-206) over the Paragould Rams. The Batesville Pioneers finished another 33 strokes back. For Nettleton, Travis Owens …

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  • Melbourne, Izard County, Cedar Ridge win at golf

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Melbourne Bearkatz and Izard County Lady Cougars won tournament-sized high school golf matches Tuesday at The Course on Turkey Mountain. Led by Dylan Smith’s 9-hole score of 39, the Bearkatz finished 14 strokes (122-136) in front of the Salem Greyhounds’ Gold …

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  • Main Street program on probation – Board regrouping after director fired

    For 28 years Theda Gamel was head cook of the Marvin Hotel on lower Main Street where her fried chicken and lemon icebox pie kept customers coming back for more. Just feet away and more than a half century later, her great-granddaughter Jenifer Walls is …

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