• Littlejohn, Stitcher, Runyan win races on Newport strip

    NEWPORT — Edward Littlejohn, Don Stitcher and William Runyan won their respective divisions Sunday at the Newport Dragstrip. Littlejohn finished in front of Stevi Herrmann and Phil Neilbalski, respectively, in the Street stock division. Stitcher outran Gene Lovins and Jerry Taylor in the Footbrake class. …

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  • Street stocks to bring an end to BMS season

    LOCUST GROVE — The largest street stock event in the country is slated to begin Thursday at the Batesville Motor Speedway as the 18th Annual Schoenfeld Headers Street Stock Championship brings the 2013 racing season to an end. The 50-lap Schoenfeld championship pays $10,000 to …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, September 18 – Friday, September 20, 2013.

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  • Cardinals rip Rockies, regain NL Central lead

    DENVER (AP) — Matt Holliday almost felt bad robbing his good friend of an extra-base hit with a leaping catch at the wall. After all, Todd Helton is retiring at the end of the season. Not exactly the going away present Holliday wanted to give …

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  • Baseball Briefs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff greeted players in the Washington Nationals clubhouse before the game, handing out blue-and-gold Navy caps. Manager Davey Johnson and his players held those caps from Adm. James Winnefeld over their hearts during a …

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  • Knights mull quarterback situation as Razorbacks head to New Jersey

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — It wasn’t long ago that Chas Dodd was in a tight competition for Rutgers’ starting quarterback position, ultimately being relegated to backup duties behind Gary Nova shortly before last season. Now, with growing concern about Nova’s availability from a concussion, Dodd …

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  • Ramp change set for bass club

    CAVE CITY — The launch site for the Cave City Bass Club’s next two tournaments has been changed to Jordan Landing on Lake Norfork, said club officer Steve Moody. The local club is set to fish from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday for its last regular …

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  • Concert to honor late Levon Helm

    Main Street Batesville in association with Merchants & Planters Bank and the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will present Danny Dozier and the Lockhouse Orchestra’s Downtown Tribute to The Band’s Levon Helm at the historic Landers Theater. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Sept. …

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  • EM teacher is one of 4 finalists

    LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe recognized the top four finalists for Arkansas Teacher of the Year at an event Monday at the Capitol and among them is one of Batesville’s own. “Arkansas teachers are among the best in the country, so recognizing just four …

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  • Man accused of threats with knife

    MELBOURNE — A man who pulled a knife on a woman and threatened to spill her guts was arrested last week, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Shortly after midnight Thursday, Jeremy W. Crider, 32, of Melbourne was arrested at his Melbourne residence after …

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  • Police confiscate gaming machines

    A local club where illegal gambling was uncovered is now facing further action from the Arkansas Alcohol Beverage Control at this time, ABC director Michael Langley said. Last week, officers with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office were assigned to conduct an undercover operation to investigate …

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  • White River’s Got Talent contest finalists selected

    Finalists for the 2013 White River’s Got Talent competition have been selected and are preparing for the finale, set for 6 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Park. The finalists are as follows: Youth division — Ally Hopper; Caroline Candler; Katrina Smith; Kennisen Galvan-Martinez; Laken Landry and …

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