• Bob Burns

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Robert C. “Bob” Burns Sr., 78, of Pleasant Plains died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born Oct. 15, 1934, at Houston, he was the son of Adrian and Maycel Quinn Clark. He was a heavy equipment operator for House …

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  • ‘Highway 167 Showdown’ football capper

    SOUTHSIDE — The juniors will kickoff the “Highway 167 Showdown” tonight, but the big show will be Friday as the Cave City Cavemen travel to Southside to play the Southerners at Stewart Field for the trophy that goes to the winner of this annual high …

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  • Lady Bearkat harriers working for second straight state crown

    Melbourne Coach Melody Carroll chuckled when asked if there’s any reason to believe the Lady Bearkatz won’t win their second straight Class 3A State championship in cross country on the second Saturday in November. “We’ll have as good a chance as anybody,” she said, and …

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  • The games – 9/5/13

    Riverview (0-0) at Cedar Ridge 0-0) Kickoff • Friday Night 7 Mike McCain took over for Stuart Hill as head coach of the Raiders, after Hill was promoted to athletic director at the beginning of August. McCain inherited a playoff team that went 6-4 last year and fell in the first round of the …

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  • BJHS seventh-graders scrimmage Yellowjackets

    The Batesville Pioneer seventh-graders played the Wynne Yellowjackets in a football scrimmage Tuesday at Pioneer Stadium. Coach Kelly Rush said the teams rotated 10 plays apiece on offense and no scores were kept. “For the most part they did a very good job,” Rush said. …

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  • Pioneers aim at turnover ratio, Bulldog No. 6

    Not putting the football on the ground and, somehow, putting the Bulldog wearing number 6 on the ground are keys for the Pioneers in their season-opening high school football game Friday night in Pioneer Stadium. The Pioneers did the former too often — fumbling three …

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  • BHS starting with mix of proven, untested harriers

    The Batesville Lady Pioneers and Pioneers are scheduled to open the cross country season Tuesday at the Josh Park Memorial Meet in Heber Springs, and they will field teams that include six who scored in the Class 5A State Meet last season. They will also …

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  • Junior gridders kick off tonight

    The first Thursday of junior high football provides a balance of home and away trips, and none of them are that far from home for the traveling Guard-circulation area teams. The first action will happen tonight in Newark as the Cedar Ridge Junior Timberwolves host …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, September 5 – Friday, September 6, 2013.

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  • Teacher among reserve trainees

    NEWARK — Walking into the building, guns raised and masks on, Cedar Ridge High School agri teacher Tim Cunningham and his group didn’t know what to expect. “Lockers on the left,” Cunningham yells to the others standing in a diamond formation as they inch their …

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  • Mary Woods No. 2 project moves full steam ahead

    The resurrection of the sternwheel towboat Mary Woods No. 2 project and the related improvements to the White River in Batesville are making progress, organizers say. Steve Auterman, architect, planner and urban designer, has joined the project. He is an adjunct faculty member in the …

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  • Police: Wife vandalizes truck husband had sold

    “Ha Ha I got your truck.” The text message from Pamela Ann Hammer, 44, of Batesville to her husband was allegedly letting him know she had done some damage to his truck. What she apparently didn’t know is that the truck had been sold to …

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