• Dr. Robert Paul Fox II – Paid Obituary

    Dr. Robert Paul Fox II, 50, of Batesville died Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at a hospital in Dallas, Texas. He was born in Globe, Arizona, on February 12, 1964, to Robert Paul Fox Sr. and Lula Mae (Moore) Fox. He was a medical doctor and …

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  • ’Katz, Lady ’Katz advance to district tourney finals

    BERGMAN — The Melbourne Bearkatz and Lady Bearkatz advanced to championship games of the 3A 1-East District Tournament at Bergman with big wins over higher seeds on Thursday. The third-seeded Lady Bearkatz slipped by the second-seeded Bergman Lady Panthers 55-52 as Shelbie Byram led with …

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Greene County Tech Lady Golden Eagles (7-4, 5A-East District; 14-10, overall) vs. Batesville Lady Pioneers (2-9, 4-19) at Pioneer Gym, 6 p.m. The Forrest City Lady Mustangs didn’t help the Lady Pioneers. They shocked the Lady Eagles in Forrest City Wednesday night, winning 64-59 in …

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  • BJHS cagers win, lose on road

    FORREST CITY — The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers won big and the Junior Pioneers fell by similar numbers in 5A-East District games here Thursday. The Junior Lady Pioneers clobbered the Forrest City Junior Lady Mustangs 48-12 as Hannah Qualls scored 13 points and made two …

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  • S-side bowlers finish fourth, eighth in state

    FORT SMITH — The Southside Southerners finished fourth in the 4A-5A State Bowling Tournament at Bowling World Thursday as Drew Moss led the team with a score of 569. Moss finished eighth in the state and was selected to the all-state team. Stuttgart finished first, …

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  • Penguin 5K/10K set for Saturday

    The first race of the White River Roadrunners Challenge Series is set for Saturday morning at 10 when Penguin 5K/10K Run runners are scheduled to break from the start/finish line at Kennedy Park. The annual event benefits the Special Olympics. Race-day registration is scheduled to …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, February 21 – Sunday, February 23, 2014.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball NEW YORK (AP) — The Indiana Pacers decided Evan Turner gave them a better shot against Miami than Danny Granger. Many other teams decided there wasn’t much worth doing. Big names and big deals were mostly absent from the NBA’s trade deadline, with …

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  • Robocalls result in phone jam

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Phone lines at the Arkansas Senate were jammed for several days because of a glitch in a computer-dialed political message.. Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families hired Eton Inc. to make between 1,000 and 1,500 computer-dialed calls per day, with a …

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  • Whirlpool adds test sites

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Whirlpool Corp. is expanding the scope of its testing for toxic chemicals at the site of its former factory in Fort Smith. The company this week started installing equipment used to test for toxic vapors in the neighborhood north of the …

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  • Lawmakers try again with Medicaid bill

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are trying for the fourth day in a row to break an impasse over the future of the state’s compromise Medicaid expansion. The Arkansas House planned to vote again today on the measure to reauthorize the “private option” program …

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  • Osceola sues Entergy

    OSCEOLA (AP) — Officials in Osceola are suing Entergy Arkansas over claims that the utility improperly billed the city $5 million. Mayor Dickie Kennemore says the city’s lawyers evaluated billing from 2007 through 2009 and arrived at the $5 million figure, not including interest. Kennemore …

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