Students stretch during the Midsummer Shakespeare Camp held at Central Magnet Elementary on Wednesday as they prepare for a performance of “The Tragedy of … Read More

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Grandmother faces charge of battery

A 42-year-old Sims Lane woman faces third-degree battery charges after she reportedly became violent with her husband and 11-year-old granddaughter early Monday morning.

Mischief, thefts keep officers busy

A number of criminal mischief reports kept officers busy over the weekend. Deputy Anthony Carter with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office took a …

Teachers to share funding for projects

Five projects conceived by 10 Southside educators will share in $5,000 in funding through the third annual Citizens Bank Education Initiative for the Southside …


Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, August 4 - Sunday, August 9, 2015.

Sports Briefs

National Football League DETROIT (AP) — Mel Farr, the Detroit Lions’ running back who rushed for over 3,000 yards in seven NFL …