• Reds stay in-house, hire Price

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds stayed in-house for their next manager, giving pitching Coach Bryan Price a 3-year deal today to take the team deep into the playoffs. The job carries enormous expectations for the 51-year-old Price, who has been one of the most successful …

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  • Farm system produces World Series team

    ST. LOUIS — The lessons begin in rookie ball. Every team emphasizes fundamentals and preparedness, both physical and mental, in the hope it all becomes second nature as players climb through the farm system. One organization’s philosophy always seems to stick out. Everyone knows about …

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  • Red Sox ride wave of good feelings

    BOSTON (AP) — Walking back to his Fenway Park office after the traditional Patriots Day morning Red Sox game, Charles Steinberg saw the reports on TV that there had been explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line. He saw video of the damage on Boylston …

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  • UofA coaches hit recruiting trail; football players get back to basics

    FAYETTEVILLE — While the head coach and seven assistants hit the recruiting road, the beleaguered Arkansas Razorbacks began their open-date week Monday lifting weights and meeting with offensive coordinator Jim Chaney and defensive coordinator Chris Ash. Reeling from a 5-game losing streak and 52-7 and …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, October 22 – Saturday, October 27, 2013.

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  • Man turning 100 comes from ‘a long line of love’

    ASH FLAT — A man can accomplish a lot in a hundred years. Alfred Rogers has done just that. He’s been a row crop farmer, livestock rancher, bookkeeper, school bus driver and a mail carrier along with a few more ventures. And for 73 years …

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  • Woman beaten, taken from home

    A Batesville woman is in stable condition and the man who reportedly beat and forcibly removed her from her home is in custody. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said the man was taken into custody Sunday by SWAT members after information was developed on his …

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  • 2 linked to robbery

    Two more people join the $100,000 bond team after authorities linked them to an Oct. 6 home invasion. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said 34-year-old Lloyd Speed and 31-year-old Harry Tyrone Paige are also being charged in the early morning event where four Hispanic men …

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  • 3 jailed after man’s throat cut

    MELBOURNE — Three men were taken into custody last week following a stabbing at an Oxford residence. The victim, Montgomery Rice, was taken to an area hospital where a slash to his throat was sewn up and he was later released. Arrested were Michael Dale …

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  • Council eyes utility rates

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall to discuss water and sewer rates. The council will have the first ordinance amending the rates. The agenda also includes condemnation of property at 3085 James St., revision of the city’s comprehensive …

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  • Sharp County JPs get good, bad news in revenue report

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court learned during an Oct. 15 regular meeting that revenue from the 1-cent sales tax is up $5,182 compared to the same month last year, and up $28,463.87 for the year, said County Judge Larry Brown. However, it …

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  • No seat belt leads to three arrests

    Riding in the passenger’s seat without a seat belt and then trying to keep from being seen resulted in the arrest of three people Wednesday. Officer Ernie Gillihan noticed the older model Ford Mustang and male passenger wearing no seat belt while traveling on White …

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