• Bearkatz bounce back, thrash Bobcats 41-14

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Bearkatz took a step closer to a high school football playoff berth Friday as Melbourne celebrated homecoming and a 3A-1 District win over the Marshall Bobcats. The Bearkatz thrashed the Bobcats 42-14, scoring all their points before halftime and racking up …

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  • Hillcrest wins, loses in Brockwell

    BROCKWELL — The Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles defeated the Nemo Vista Red Hawks 52-41 Friday on the final night of the Bad Boy Mowers Classic at Izard County High School. Colman Evans led the Eagles with 37 points and 11 rebounds, and Brad Nunnally added eight …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, October 28 – Wednesday, October 30, 2013.

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  • Mayors, others examine ways to fund jail

    It was a historic meeting, at least as far as recent history is concerned, when all the mayors of Independence County came together with the county judge and other elected officials to work on a solution for the jail. About 50 people attended Thursday night’s …

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  • New garden dedicated in boy’s memory

    It is hoped that those who visit the Zackerie Wilson Memorial Garden will take a moment to remember the little boy who loved the outdoors and dinosaurs. The garden, located on Myers Street in Batesville, beside the community garden and across from Row Lake, has …

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  • Robbed: Woman is attacked in her own driveway

    A Batesville woman told authorities she was hit in the head with a gun and robbed in her own driveway Thursday night. According to Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery, the woman was bleeding from an injury to her head. She told officers she had returned …

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  • Heber Springs manufacturer announces layoff

    HEBER SPRINGS — Saint Jean Industries Inc. recently announced that it will lay off as many as 300 of its current 340 employees at the first of the year, according to Heber Springs Mayor Jackie McPherson. The French-owned company makes motor vehicle parts and accessories. …

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  • Showering at victim’s home doesn’t mean clean getaway for alleged burglar

    Jonathan Barker made a clean getaway at the first home he took items from because he took a shower before he left. During August and September the 28-year-old started breaking and entering and then finding somewhere to sell the stolen items. When authorities caught him …

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  • Maze to raise funds for ACH

    Confusion Alley, a haunted maze, will raise funds for Arkansas Children’s Hospital, according to a news release. The maze will be open 7-10 p.m. today and Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 28-31 and 7-10 p.m. Nov. 1-2 at 229 Watson Road (between Sulphur Rock and Batesville). …

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  • BHS senior plans for Macy’s parade

    Amber Ursin, a senior at Batesville High School, has been selected to participate in The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as a color guard member, according to a news release. Ursin has been in band for six years and a member of the BHS color guard …

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  • Area churches seek donations for annual ‘Care to Share’ event

    Sidney — Donations are currently being accepted as three area churches are partnering again to offer a free holiday benefit in the community. Sidney Baptist Church, Evening Shade First Baptist Church and Grace Country Church of Sidney have joined efforts for the annual “Care to …

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  • Yeager to sign book

    Lucy Yeager will be available to sign copies of her book, “A Rich and Lasting Blessing: A 150 Year History of the First Presbyterian Church of Batesville, Arkansas,” between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Paper Chase Book Store. The Paper Chase will …

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