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County range offers dove shoot

With the opening of dove hunting season around the corner, the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex is offering a “first of its kind” simulated dove hunt. “Wednesday was the start of our two-week dove field,” said range manager Jody Hewitt. “With the help of our sponsors we have turned Field 5 into a mock dove field. It’s complete with hay …

In Other News

Museum fundraiser is Saturday

The Old Independence Regional Museum will host The Grand Independence Musical Revue fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday in Brown Chapel …

Lyon alum studies marine science in Hawaii

HIGHLAND — Stephanie Shaw, daughter of Drs. Roger and Donna Shaw of Highland, has begun her graduate assistantship with Dr. …

UACCB welcomes new faculty and staff

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville has announced changes in faculty and staff positions, according to a news …

Technology dominates grants in bank’s education initiative

Six creative curriculum projects conceived by Batesville educators will be implemented through $15,000 in grants provided by the fourth annual …

Lyon Kilted Army enlisting more soldiers

With the addition of three new sports — football, along with men and women’s wrestling — at Lyon College, a …

Some want Albert Pike site open for overnight use

ARKADELPHIA (AP) — A rally is planned for this weekend in support of reopening the Albert Pike campground for overnight …

Special prosecutor appointed in transient slaying

VAN BUREN (AP) — A special prosecutor has been appointed in the case of a man convicted of killing a …

Newport seeks ‘Trashiest Team’

NEWPORT — The Newport Area Chamber of Commerce is currently recruiting teams to participate in the “Trashiest Team” contest during …

Sports

Coaches say they’re pleased with scrimmage results

SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Southerners saw their first live football action against an opponent Thursday at Stewart Field as the …

Batesville breaks skid in Cabot

CABOT — The Batesville Lady Pioneers broke through on the road by blanking the Cabot Lady Panthers. Winless in home …

Lady Southerners blank hosts in conference volleyball opener

LITTLE ROCK — The Southside Lady Southerners defeated the Pulaski Robinson Lady Senators Thursday in their first Class 4A Central …

Bearkatz, Lady Rebels win golf matches

MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Bearkatz and Highland Lady Rebels won high school golf matches at Cooper’s Hawk on Thursday. Led …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, August 29 – Saturday, August 30, 2014.

Morgan leads revamped group of Hog receivers

FAYETTEVILLE — Drew Morgan couldn’t resist the chance to celebrate after making a 44-yard catch during Arkansas’ first preseason scrimmage, …

Arkansas-Auburn preview

Arkansas (0-0, 0-0 SEC) at No. 6 Auburn (0-0, 0-0), 3 p.m. (SEC Network) Betting line: Auburn by 20½. Series …

Hill breaks Manziel mark as A&M whips S. Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kenny Hill broke Johnny Manziel’s single-game passing record with 511 yards and No. 21 Texas A&M …