• Cougars, Lady Cougars collect basketball wins in Brockwell

    BROCKWELL — The host teams crushed Black Rock Thursday in the Bad Boy Mowers Classic as the Izard County Lady Cougars defeated the Lady Zebras 71-26 and the Cougars handled the Zebras 64-45. The Lady Cougars led 18-7, 39-16 and 65-26 at the quarter breaks …

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  • Wacha, Beltran help Cards even series 1-all

    BOSTON (AP) — One is 22, brimming with vigor and riding a hot streak in the dawn of his career, the other is 36, injected with a painkiller just to make it on the field and refusing to succumb to discomfort during his first and …

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  • Vols face ‘red team’ as 4-TD underdogs

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The Tennessee Volunteers don’t think facing “the red team” sounds particularly scary. That’s what some Volunteers players have taken to calling the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in an effort to negate the intimidation factor for Saturday’s game at Bryant-Denny Stadium. “When …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brett Favre dismissed the possibility of returning to the NFL with St. Louis, and Rams Coach Jeff Fisher declined to address reports he tried to lure the quarterback out of retirement to replace the injured Sam Bradford. Favre told …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, October 25 – Saturday, October 26, 2013.

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  • Boy alerts Nanny to stovetop fire, deemed ‘hero’

    Three-year-old Bentley Hughes had just started preschool last fall when the Batesville Fire Department came to talk to the children about what to do in case of a fire. It made an impression — a year later, when the stove caught on fire at his …

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  • Police: Teen had hit list

    HIGHLAND — A 16-year-old Fulton County youth is being held at the White River Juvenile Detention Center after he was arrested at school for communicating a terroristic threat. Highland Police Chief Jeremy Stevens said he learned of the complaint Tuesday night about a Highland High …

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  • Haunted house at Lyon offers free admission

    Lyon College’s Student Activities Council will host an insane asylum-themed haunted house from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 31 at 2150 Bearette St. off Highland Road near the college. Admission is free and open to the public. The SAC’s purpose is to host events for …

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  • School shows $22M budget, 450 on payroll

    Monday night was a chance for faculty of the Batesville School District to discuss their programs during the Batesville School Board’s annual report to the public and monthly meeting at White River Academy in Cushman. Superintendent Dr. Randy Willison reported the district has an operating …

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  • Food pantry needs help

    CONCORD — The Concord Food Pantry is in need of assistance, said Trudy Bruton, who has been arranging for shipments of food. “The pantry has missed out on a grant from the Arkansas Food Bank that we were counting on for the winter season,” she …

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  • UACCB considers cosmetology

    Cosmetology could be a new program of study at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville if it can be seen as viable. Dr. Brian Shonk, vice chancellor for academics, told the UACCB Board of Visitors last Thursday that the program is one that …

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  • Cities ask for playground equipment, funds to operate community centers

    Playground equipment and money to operate/repair community centers were the two most requested items in grant requests to the Independence County Quorum Court recreation committee. Each year the county awards grants to cities and organizations that are to be used for recreational purposes. A total …

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