• Lady Southerners crush Lady Cards in 4A-2

    SOUTHSIDE — The Lady Southerners crushed the Lady Cardinals 62-21 Tuesday in 4A-2 District game as Southside celebrated Senior Day. “It was a good overall team win with contributions from everyone,” Southside Coach Malcolm Long said. “Our two seniors (Lynsey Ellis, Morgan Case) made great …

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  • Beebe teams sweep differently

    The second 16 minutes looked very different, but they were winning times for both Beebe High School basketball teams in Pioneer Gym Tuesday night. The Batesville Lady Pioneers led by nine (26-17) at halftime. The Beebe Lady Badgers blitzed them in the third quarter, outscoring …

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  • Sixth-graders from Hillcrest, Cedar Ridge finish 1st, 2nd in state free throw contest

    HOT SPRINGS — Colton Rose of Strawberry and Reese Gardner of Charlotte recently finished first and second, respectively, in the 42nd Elks National Hoop Shoot State Tournament at Hot Springs High School. Rose, a sixth-grade student at Hillcrest Elementary School, won the 10-11 Boys title. …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, February 12 – Thursday, February 13, 2014.

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  • A family, a fair – Lloyds recognized for volunteer work

    Matt Lloyd was just 4 years old when he was at the Independence County Fair office, pretending to work alongside other fair volunteers. At 16, he took on a more formal role helping his mom, Pam Lloyd, and Madeline Southerland, with the fair pageants, and …

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  • Son again accused of violence toward parents

    Last November, Jesse Clark was arrested after he became violent and allegedly threatened to kill his parents. On Sunday, he was at it again. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Phillip Pickett said he was dispatched to 160 Wilf Drive in regards to a disturbance and was …

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  • Road crews battle ice

    Independence County Judge Robert Griffin may be ready to cry “Uncle” when it comes to the roads. At the Independence County Quorum Court meeting on Monday night Griffin said the road department has been doing battle with the elements and thinks they are winning. After …

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  • Convicted sex offender arrested in Izard County

    Alleged drunk sets car on fire by spinning tires after getting stuck MELBOURNE — A citizen’s tip led to the arrest of a sex offender Sunday afternoon, according to a news release from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. James Aaron Rittenberry, 36, of 495 Hicks Lane …

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  • Made-up story ends with citation for leaving accident

    A Batesville man who didn’t want to get in hot water with his girlfriend ended up in trouble with the law after he concocted a story about how her vehicle sustained damage. Deputy Zach Rawlins said he was called to White River Medical Center on …

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  • Hall named WRAAA director

    Ted Hall has been named executive director of White River Area Agency on Aging Inc., according to a news release. WRAAA is a private, nonprofit agency that serves the elderly and disabled by providing information and assisting them in accessing needed services. Counties in the …

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  • Man spits cigarette at officer

    A 27-year-old Batesville man got to cool his heels in a jail cell after racking up several misdemeanor charges. Barry Lynn Falwell was taken to jail and charged with domestic battery-third, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Darin Brewer was called …

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  • Spaghetti dinner is tonight

    The Batesville Kiwanis Club will host a spaghetti dinner to raise money for the club administrative fund; more specifically for leadership development amongst members. The dinner will be held from 5-8 tonight at First United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $5 each. The event …

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