• Police: Neighbor attacked by multiple dogs

    Independence County Deputy Shay Moore was dispatched to Sherwood Urgent Care Tuesday evening after a woman said she was bitten by a friend’s dog. Doris Lillard of Charlotte said she stopped by friend Connie Weaver’s house on School Road in Charlotte to speak with her …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, August 16 – Sunday, August 18, 2013.

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  • Man says son was threatened

    Police were called to the Pfeiffer One Stop Tuesday night after a man said his son was being harassed and threatened. Randall Wilson said he went to the station and found Jerry Anderson of Bond Street, Batesville, yelling and threatening his son, according to the …

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  • Lyon Welcome Weekend begins Saturday

    Approximately 214 new students will be arriving on the Lyon College campus Saturday, Sunday and Monday for the college’s annual Welcome Weekend. Welcome Weekend is designed to introduce incoming students and their families to the college and let them get to know the Lyon College …

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  • Local skateboarder arrested on multiple charges

    When Independence County Deputy Michael Moody saw a man standing on the ledge of the entry doors to Ozark Furniture and on his skateboard at about 11:37 p.m. Monday, it was reason enough for him to stop and check it out. Now, Kirk Klayton Desmedt, …

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  • 2 SEC Bulldogs set for early features

    Positive signs are showing up that a widespread upgrade in nonconference scheduling is coming to college football. With an emphasis on strength of schedule in the coming College Football Playoff, plus the need to fill TV time slots with games fans want to watch, good …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, August 15 – Sunday, August 18, 2013.

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  • Concord Pirates prepare for school to begin on Monday

    CONCORD — Concord School District will begin classes Monday. Dr. Michael Davidson is superintendent. District treasurer is Perralee Simpson. Assistant district treasurer is Laura Galloway. District test/Arkansas Comprehensive School Improvement Plan coordinator is Patsy Henderson. School board members are Chris Roark, president, Rose Sparks, vice …

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  • Whitten returns to Ozarka

    ASH FLAT — Ozarka College has named a new director of operations at its Ash Flat campus. Kim Whitten began as director of the Ozarka College-Ash Flat campus July 22, having served as Ozarka’s public relations specialist from 2002 until 2011. She most recently worked …

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  • Truck pull to be held

    SALEM — The Missouri-Arkansas Truck Pulling Association will bring the X-Factor Sled to Salem Saturday for a sanctioned pull during the Fulton County Fair. The event will get under way at 7 p.m. in the Clayton-Plumlee-Walling Arena. There will be eight classes for trucks with …

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  • Class of 1983 reunion set

    Batesville Class of 1983 will have its 30th reunion beginning Aug. 30 at the BHS football game at Pioneer Pavilion. The group will meet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 31 with a picnic and family fun at Highrock Farm. Dinner will follow at …

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  • Auto show announced

    IMBODEN — The 25th annual Lawrence County Fair Auto Show will be Saturday at Imboden. Entry fee for each vehicle is $15 with dash plaques being provided to the first 150 entrants. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. First-, second- and third-place trophies …

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