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2 jailed for battery

MELBOURNE — Two men were arrested in Izard County Sunday for battery, according to a news release from Chief Deputy Earnie Blackley. Jeffery …

Woman killed in crash

CONCORD — A Thursday morning accident claimed the life of a Cleburne County woman on Highway 25 north of Concord, according to a preliminary …

Absconder jailed; no bond

MELBOURNE — A Calico Rock man was arrested last week for absconding, according to a news release from the Izard County Sheriff’s Office.

Cutthroat Trout to perform in concert

Main Street Batesville announces Fort Smith-based jazz band, Cutthroat Trout, as next performers in the “Concerts in the Loft” series to be held on …

Sports

Junior Lady Pioneers start season with win

The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers tipped off their 2017 volleyball campaign Monday with a 2-set victory over the visiting Wynne Junior Lady Yellowjackets at Pioneer …

Cave City tennis starts year

CAVE CITY — The Cave City tennis teams opened the 2017 season Monday evening against Mountain View with mixed results. In the …

Razorbacks finalize non-league schedule

FAYETTEVILLE — The Arkansas men’s basketball program unveiled its final four opponents for the 2017-18 non-conference schedule on Monday afternoon, putting a lid on …

On Deck

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, August 22 - Friday, August 25, 2017.

Strong welcomes high expectations

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Strong is accustomed to high expectations. But the situation is a little different in for him at South …