• Newport police looking for suspected armed robbers

    NEWPORT —Police are currently searching for two suspects who reportedly robbed a couple in the Hardee’s restaurant parking lot at Newport Sunday. Officers responded to the call of an armed robbery at 1700 Malcolm Ave., at around 10:27 p.m. Upon their arrival, officers met with …

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  • Couple celebrates 70th anniversary

                      Paul “Pete” and Gracie Bangs celebrated their 70th anniversary recently at a surprise party hosted by Mountain Meadows. They were married in 1943 when she was 17 and he was 18. When Mrs. Bangs was asked …

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  • Folk center sets trick-or-treating

    Mountain View — The Ozark Folk Center State Park will offer trick-or-treating from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, for “After Dark in the Park.” Many local businesses and civic groups will be set up throughout the park. Many of the shops in the Craft Village …

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  • One road opens; another closes

    ASH FLAT — One road opens today in Sharp County following repairs and another closes for bridge work, said Road Superintendent Dan Melbourne. Hill Gray Road opened this morning. Mullins Road, one quarter of a mile off Bold Springs Road at a creek crossing, closed …

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  • Church to host Halloween

    Fellowship Baptist Church at 1003 Batesville Blvd., across from the Batesville Regional Airport, will host a Halloween event beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Games, food, candy and “trunk-or-treating” will be offered. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call (870) …

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  • Cemetery named to register

    LITTLE ROCK — The Walnut Grove Cemetery is among seven Arkansas properties that have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant properties, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Frances McSwain has announced. The Walnut Grove Cemetery at …

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  • Lyon sets softball clinics for next 2 Saturdays

    Lyon College first-year softball Coach Travis Owen announced that the Scots will host a hitting clinic Saturday and a pitching camp Nov. 9, both on Howard and Mary House Field. The hitting clinic will be broken into two sessions. Session 1 is scheduled for 9:30 …

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  • Pioneer JV, seventh-graders finish with wins in Harrison

    HARRISON — Batesville’s senior high junior varsity and seventh-grade teams finished up their football seasons with victories over their Harrison counterparts Monday night. The Pioneer JVs won 34-20. One squad of Junior Pioneer seventh-graders won 20-16 and another won 16-6. In the high school contest, …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, October 29 – Friday, November 1, 2013.

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  • Mustangs defeat T-wolf JV

    NEWARK — The Midland Mustang junior varsity defeated the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves 20-14 Monday as Scott Brock rushed for 91 yards. Barrett Mason added 66 yards rushing as the Mustangs improved to 3-3 on the season. Quarterback Austin Passmore completed three of three passes for …

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  • Bielema complaint adds to Auburn feud

    FAYETTEVILLE — Bret Bielema’s war of words with Auburn is alive and well. The Arkansas coach’s latest issue with the Tigers’ coaching staff came as a result of game video Auburn shared with the Razorbacks, footage Bielema said painted a less-than-complete picture of the Tigers’ …

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  • Michael Johnson featured on open mike program

    FAIRFIELD BAY — Singer Michael Johnson will be featured on the Open Mike Program at radio station KFFB at 7:45 a.m. and 5:40 p.m. this week. The interview program is hosted by KFFB owner and general manager Bob Connell. A few of Johnson’s songs include …

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