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Southside files

Southside is on its way to becoming its own city, and yes, the name is Southside. Monday morning, a group from the Keep Southside Free From Annexation came to the Independence County Clerk’s Office to file a petition of incorporation for the county’s newest town in more than 40 years. Filing the petition were Martin “Marty” Bowen of Searcy, along …

In Other News

Justin and Jocelynn Flom: A magical couple

Las Vegas — It was a summer spent in Branson, Missouri that changed Jocelynn Flom’s life forever. When she graduated …

1 dead in rollover

A one-vehicle rollover claimed the life of a 42-year-old woman Monday night on Sandtown Road. Forty-two-year-old Penny Yarbrough was pronounced …

Vehicle theft results in arrest

What seemed like a smart idea, ended up being a felony. Now, Shawn Smart faces a serious charge after he …

Out-of-control teen taken from grandparents’ care

An out-of-control teenager was removed from the care of his grandparents. According to Deputy Wayne Green, the grandparents were attempting …

Alleged toilet paper thief also snags headphones

Since she was going to steal the toilet paper, it seemed only reasonable to take some headphones, as well. That …

WRMC chef directs Café V

As a line forms around the action station at Café V, Chef Blake Wilbanks and his staff work their magic …

Free movie to be screened

Movies in the Park activities will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Riverside Park Amphitheatre. The movie “Captain America: …

Council to recognize firefighter, former alderman

The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 tonight at city hall. The agenda includes recognition of firefighter Mark McCollum …

Sports

Southside slips by Cave City in volleyball

CAVE CITY — The Southside Lady Southerners defeated the Cave City Cavewomen 23-25, 25-15, 14-25, 25-13, 20-18, in a non-conference …

Scot men just four shots off lead in golf tourney

COVINGTON, Tenn. — A pair of Lyon College underclassmen shot identical 74 scores in the first round Monday as the …

Redskins win district golf crown

MELBOURNE — Led by medalist Blayne Sparks’ score of 5-over-par 77, the Pocahontas Redskins won the Class 4A-3 District Golf …

Tennis

Southside and Batesville split high school matches played Monday at Lyon College. The Lady Southerners won 5-3. The Pioneers won …

Reddie QB wins 12th GAC award

ARKADELPHIA (AP) — Henderson State’s Kevin Rodgers has been named the Great American Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week for …

Razorbacks aim to snap SEC losing streak

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — It’s good to be Bret Bielema these days at Arkansas. Exactly how long the good vibes can …

6th-ranked Aggies talking like they too have things to prove

DALLAS (AP) — Kenny Hill and sixth-ranked Texas A&M have started with the highest-scoring 4-game stretch in school history. The …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, September 23 – Saturday, September 27, 2014.