• Westside Lady Warriors sweep Cavewomen

    JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Westside Consolidated Lady Warriors swept the Cave City Cavewomen, winning 25-11,25-7,25-7, Thursday in a Class 4A Northeast Conference game. The Cavewomen fell to 3-1 in the conference and 9-2 overall. Candra Carpenter and Gracen Ratliff led the Cavewomen with 10 points …

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  • Batesville sweeps Forrest City in league volleyball matches

    FORREST CITY — The Batesville Lady Pioneers rolled to 4-0 in 5A-East Conference volleyball play with a 3-0 victory over the Forrest City Lady Mustangs Thursday night. The Lady Pioneers won 25-4, 25-12, 25-13 as Sarah Hayes recorded eight kills, eight assists and five digs, …

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  • Springdale Har-Ber serves notice

    FAYETTEVILLE — Springdale Har-Ber served notice to the rest of Class 7A last week that it’s not to be overlooked this football season. The Wildcats (1-0), led by coach Chris Wood, rallied from a 35-14 third-quarter deficit to snap a 46-game winning streak by Webb …

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  • ASU fends off Troy in Sun Belt opener

    JONESBORO (AP) — Fredi Knighten scored on a 13-yard run with 3:56 remaining to lift Arkansas State to a 41-34 win over Troy on Thursday night. Michael Gordon ran for 115 yards and two scores, and Anthony Kennedy passed for 282 yards and a touchdown …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, September 13 – Saturday, September 14, 2013.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Golf LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Brandt Snedeker was making so many birdies that even an 18-foot putt looked like a mere tap-in. When he finished his amazing run in the first round of the BMW Championship, he had seven straight birdies on his card …

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  • Sold into slavery – Woman describes being trafficked for sex

    Editor’s note: Certain material in this article may be offensive to or unsuitable for some readers.

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  • Street naming proposal meets some opposition

    A proposal to rename a portion of Sidney Street was met with some opposition from concerned citizens during the Batesville City Council meeting Tuesday. Three individuals, Katrina Fudge, Jim Leonard and Regina Bryant (all residents of Sidney Street), stated their objections to the renaming a …

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  • Range to expand – Considered the model for others in state

    It came as no surprise to board members that the Paul H. “Rocky” Willmuth Shooting Sports Complex needs to be expanded. In just 2 1/2 years of being open, the current building that houses the office and educational areas need to be doubled. The 1,600-foot …

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  • Police kick in door at scene of domestic

    When officers arrived at the corner of Kay and 30th streets, they could hear a man inside yelling to come in, he needed help. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Mike Price and Deputy Shay Moore said they could hear the sounds of a physical fight and …

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  • Battery charges tacked on woman’s legal troubles

    Fights involving hair pulling, bringing blood and the threat of having a communicable disease as well as having urine tossed in one officer’s face led to felony charges in two unrelated incidents. The first involved Melissa Sanchez whose problems just keep mounting up. In addition …

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  • Golden Overpass to close

    Beginning today, the Golden Overpass in west Batesville will be closed for maintenance, according to the Batesville Utility Department. The Golden Overpass is the Polk Bayou bridge on Broad Street. Officials said the bridge will remain closed for several days until all required maintenance is …

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