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Alcohol study findings released

A new study by the University of Arkansas Center for Business and Economic Research shows if Independence County had been a “wet” county in …

Drunk driver charged for drugs

Spotted driving at a high speed and on the wrong side of the street by an off-duty cop, a Batesville man ended up going …

Mike Ennis joins team at M&P

Mike Ennis M&P Community Bancshares has announced that Mike Ennis has joined its Merchants and Planters Bank team as a …

County library board announces vacancy

The Independence County Library Board has a vacant seat. Judge Robert Griffin told the Independence County Library Board last week he had received …

Opening Saturday

Batesville’s Main Street Farmers Market will have its opening day from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the pocket park in downtown Batesville.

‘Junk ’n’ Gym’ is Saturday

EVENING SHADE — Evening Shade will hold “Junk ’n’ the Gym” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the old school gymnasium on …

Sports

Bobcats stop Mustangs in tourney final

PLEASANT PLAINS — The Walnut Ridge Bobcats defeated the Midland Mustangs 9-1 in the 2A-2 District Tournament high school baseball championship game on Tuesday …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, May 4 - Saturday, May 7, 2016.

Nola wins pitchers’ duel with Wacha

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Manager Mike Matheny could not have asked for anything more from right-hander Michael Wacha in the Cardinals’ 1-0 …

Sports Briefs

Baseball MIAMI (AP) — There’s a very good chance the Miami Marlins’ 2-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Puerto Rico will …