• Sudden 6’s favor Pioneers in Forrest City

    FORREST CITY — Sudden scores were the thing here Friday night, and the Batesville Pioneers scored the most and the last. After a dizzying display of pass-and-catch resulted in 12 points during the last 9.3 seconds of the second quarter, and a come-from-behind, 18-14 Forrest …

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  • Lyon v-ball team wins two

    HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Lyon College volleyball team moved within three games of first place in the American Midwest Conference standings on Saturday, evening its league record at 3-3 with a 23-25, 25-16, 25-16, 25-17 victory over Hannibal-LaGrange. The Scots (11-14, 3-3 AMC) also dropped …

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  • ’Katz bounce back, trounce Tigers 39-25

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Bearkatz rebounded from their first loss of the season in a big way Friday as they downed the West Fork Tigers 39-25 in a shootout at Bearkatz Stadium. The West Fork Tigers entered the game atop the 3A-1 District at 2-0 …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, October 14, 2013.

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  • Judge takes $8K pay raise off table

    At least $8,000 was taken off the table at Tuesday night’s Independence County Quorum Court joint budget and law enforcement committee meeting when Independence County Judge Robert Griffin withdrew his request to increase the salary of his administrative assistant by that much. “It’s not the …

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  • One held for theft

    Getting the money may have been the easy part. Coming up with the $100,000 to get out of bail may be a little harder. One of the men suspected of holding others at gunpoint and taking approximately $15,000 in cash is being housed at the …

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  • New butcher opens in old Harmon’s site

    SOUTHSIDE — For the last 39 years the building located at 2234 Batesville Blvd. has been known as Harmon’s Butcher Shop, but now it will be known as A & B Custom Meats. New owners Brent and Angella Hendricks said the business processes deer, beef …

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  • Healthfirst annual expo will focus on women’s fitness

    Women will be encouraged to get fit at this year’s Healthfirst Women’s Health Expo when First Community Bank and White River Medical Center again partner to offer women of the Batesville area a fresh approach to their health Tuesday. The Healthfirst Women’s Health Expo will …

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  • Downtown trick-or-treating planned

    Downtown Batesville’s Fun and Safe Halloween will be held from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31, according to Main Street Batesville officials. The public is invited to bring their children and grandchildren downtown for trick-or-treating, courtesy of local merchants. Main Street will be blocked off and reserve …

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  • LawCo sheriff reappointed to security team

    LITTLE ROCK — Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson has been reappointed to the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Security and Emergency Preparedness, according to a news release. Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Hannah notified Dotson of the reappointment on Oct. 3. Dotson was first …

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  • MSB elects 5 new members

    Five new members were elected to the Main Street Batesville board on Wednesday, and a representative was introduced who the group hopes will provide a voice for the city’s Hispanic population. New members include Sharon Baker, whose term expires the end of this year. She …

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  • Debbie Cochran to perform during Red Ribbon Week

    Batesville singer Debbie Cochran will speak to students and perform a song written for National Red Ribbon Week, “Eyewitness,” during an event from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 23 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, located at 2005 White Drive. The event …

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