• Camper trailer fire death ruled as suicide

    MELBOURNE — An early Monday morning fire of a camper trailer located at 1651 Arkansas Highway 56 in Calico Rock claimed the life of the occupant, identified as 49-year-old Ton Van Phuong, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. An investigation by the sheriff’s department …

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  • Denton signs as Pioneer for Lyon football team

    Lyon College Coach Kirk Kelley didn’t have to go far to find the first player to sign with the Scots. Batesville Pioneer tight end Garett Denton signed a letter-of-intent Tuesday morning to become the first Lyon football player since 1951. Garett, the son of Renee …

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  • Scot football team finds home

    Lyon Sports Information Within two months of a vote to re-instate its football program after a 62-year hiatus, the Lyon College Scots have a place to call home. The Central States Football League (CSFL) accepted the Scots into the league as its seventh member on …

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  • Valley View golfers win big in Melbourne

    MELBOURNE — Valley View golfers won 9-hole high school golf matches in a big way here Tuesday. The Blazers topped four teams, winning 21 strokes over their nearest competitor. The Lady Blazers won a triangular, finishing 30 strikes in front of the second-place finishers. Jared …

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  • Hurricane blows by Pioneer golfers

    The Jonesboro Golden Hurricane defeated the Batesville Pioneers by 58 strokes in a high school golf match Tuesday at The Course at Eagle Mountain. Led by Trent Jones’ medal-winning 9-hole score of 40, the Hurricane posted a 167. The Pioneers’ team score of 225 came …

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  • Timberwolves top 4 on Eagle Mtn.

    In another 9-hole high school golf match on The Course at Eagle Mountain, the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves posted a 19-stroke victory. Taylor Ford, Ethan Weaver and Spencer Reaves each shot a 41 to account for the T-wolves’ winning 123. They were followed by the Midland …

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  • UACCB announces 2013 performances

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville and First Community Bank have announced the schedule for the upcoming performance series, which will be held at Independence Hall on the UACCB campus. The International Tenors will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 1. Mitch Seekins, Michael …

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  • Advanced Facebook marketing workshop to be held

    The Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) will offer “Advanced Facebook Marketing: Beyond the Likes” workshop 1-4 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce located at 409 Vine St. Small business marketers will learn advanced tools, tips and …

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  • Walk Across Arkansas seeks participants

    LITTLE ROCK — From Bella Vista to Lake Village, hundreds of Arkansans will be donning their running shoes and racking up as many walking minutes as they can between Sept. 30 and Nov. 24 for the fall edition of Walk Across Arkansas. “For almost a …

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  • Sharp fair checks available

    ASH FLAT — Premium checks from the recent Sharp County Fair are ready to pick up, said Nancy Orr, fair board secretary. Checks may be picked up at Ozark Title Company, 17 W. Main St. in Ash Flat between 8 a.m. and noon or from …

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  • Ozarka hires program coordinator

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College has hired Typhanie Franke of Batesville as program coordinator for the early childhood development program. Franke will be responsible for developing curriculum for the ECD program, as well as teaching and advising students in the program. She will also teach and …

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  • Lyon promotes Foote

    Lyon College Director of Human Resources Clarinda Foote is taking on a new role at the college after being promoted to director of administration, according to a news release. Having served as director of human resources for 20 years, Foote will expand on previous management …

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