• Walls, Hodge, Runyan win at drag races

    NEWPORT — Drag racers David Walls, Bill Hodge and William Runyan won in their respective divisions Sunday at Speedy’s Newport Raceway. Walls finished first in the Street Stock division followed by Joey Holcomb and Ridge Utley. Hodge outran Jonathan Day and Don Holcomb in the …

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  • All-Stars split soccer matches; East dominates v-ball

    CONWAY — Indoors, the East gained ground on the West in Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star action Wednesday. Outdoors, in storm-shortened action, they played evenly. While the East was sweeping the West in volleyball, winning 5-0 (25-10, 25-21, 25-8, 26-24, 15-7) in the Farris …

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  • Norwood homers, Vandy wins CWS

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Dansby Swanson and Rhett Wiseman came oh-so close to hitting home runs for Vanderbilt early in the College World Series. John Norwood finally got a ball to clear the fence, and his timing was impeccable — in the third and deciding …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, June 26 – Sunday, June 29, 2014.

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  • Baseball Briefs

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tim Lincecum pitched his second no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in less than a year, allowing only one runner Wednesday in leading the San Francisco Giants to a 4-0 win. Lincecum shut down the weakest-hitting team in the majors, striking …

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  • From foster care to West Point …the Shawn Young story

    As a small child, Shawn Young had yet to fully grasp the difference between rich or poor — right or wrong. The fact his family lived hand to mouth and stayed one step ahead of the law wasn’t something he was really conscious of. But …

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  • Naked toddler in road rescued by stranger

    A naked toddler was found in the road Tuesday, while the mother has been cited for endangering the welfare of a minor. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Williford said he was dispatched to 210 Sherrill Drive and talked with the man who found her. Earin …

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  • Woman confronts bike thief

    A Saturday night trip to the store to buy lottery tickets proved to be unlucky for Felisha Jackson, who told police she was beaten and robbed. Jackson, 45, of 1295 Edith St. in Batesville told Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Carey Thomas that around 9:30 p.m. …

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  • Rate hike gets 2nd reading

    A proposed increase in the city utility’s rate structure cleared another hurdle Tuesday night as the Batesville City Council heard the second reading of an ordinance raising water and sewer rates. The ordinance will be placed on the agenda for the July 8 meeting for …

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  • Arkansas Municipal League elects new officers at convention

    LITTLE ROCK — Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh was elected first vice president during the Arkansas Municipal League’s 80th Convention. Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola was elected president for the 2014-15 year. Other officers elected for 2014-2015 include Blytheville Mayor James Sanders, District 1 vice president; …

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  • Smokin’ on the White winners announced

    Winners of the Smokin’ on the White Championship BBQ contest held Saturday at Riverside Park have been announced as follows: Pro Division: Grand Champion — Victory Lane Whole Hog — Victory Lane, first; Will-Be-Que, second; Rib Ticklers, third; Shoulder — Victory Lane, first; Will-Be-Que, second; …

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  • Taylor elected to chiropractors board

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Dr. Thomas D. Taylor was elected to the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) Board of Directors by the Representative Assembly at its annual convention June 19 and 20 in Kansas City, Kansas. The ICA Representative Assembly is composed of representatives from the …

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