• Shoppers get early start on retailers’ busiest day

    Thanksgiving wasn’t even over this year when the Black Friday sales began, leaving many to brave the cold, crowds and long lines for deals all over town. At 4:30 a.m. today around 45 people were already in line at The Home Depot store on Harrison …

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  • Fundraiser nets $4K for man battling cancer

    MOUNT PLEASANT — So many people turned out for a benefit soup and chili supper at Mount Pleasant Southern Baptist Church last Friday that more food had to be delivered. Friends and family of Steve Qualls served more than 150 quarts of chili and potato …

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  • City prepares for holidays, parade with light displays

    Batesville continues to try to attract tourists, and one of its biggest attractions is about to get under way. Tuesday night, the Batesville City Council heard an update on the Christmas lighting display, which officially gets turned on during the annual Christmas parade next week. …

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  • Blessings beyond boundaries

    Lourdes Calaway of Batesville has never been a stranger to hard work or helping those in need. She just never expected to have so much to be thankful for. Born in Peru as Lourdes Zamata — Calaway and her three older brothers lived in Lima …

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  • House fire under investigation

    LOCUST GROVE — No one was injured in a fire that destroyed a home at 7045 Heber Springs Road near Locust Grove on Thanksgiving day, but the cause remains under investigation. The family was not home when the fire began shortly after 11 a.m., according …

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  • Budget committee to meet

    The Independence County Quorum Court budget committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Independence County Courthouse to work on the 2014 budget. Committee members are Margaret Boothby, Gary Bridgman, Anne Moore, Tim Stewart and Waymon Long. All meetings are open to the public.

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  • Coach emphasizes football security to Pioneers

    Batesville Coach Dave King reminded the Pioneers that losing the football often means losing a football game. The Batesville Pioneers survived four second-half turnovers in their high school football playoff game last Friday night, holding off the Camden Fairview Cardinals for a 26-24 victory. “I …

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  • Cabot picked over NLR; Pioneers favored by seven

    FAYETTEVILLE — North Little Rock was the preseason favorite to snap the west’s streak of eight straight state championships in the state’s largest classification. Fellow central member Cabot has had other plans all season long. The two conference foes will meet for the second time …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, November 29 – Saturday, November 30, 2013.

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 1, 2013.

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  • Concert of Christmas to be held

    EVENING SHADE — First Baptist Church in Evening Shade will host “Hail, Hail Immanuel,” a Concert of Christmas from Ernie Couch & Revival at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

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  • Health sciences applications due

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Applications for the health science programs at Arkansas State University in Mountain Home are currently being accepted. Students interested in applying to the phlebotomy program should turn in their applications by 5 p.m. Monday. Applications, transcripts and the results of entrance exams …

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