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Super fan gets free car

School board hears district's annual report

DRA invests in Newark project

Jessica Moore

Jessica Yvonne Moore, 40, of Batesville died Wednesday, Oct. 17,. . .

Brad Rush

Brad Joel Rush, 45, of Melbourne, Arkansas, died Oct.. . .

James Ives

James Ives, age 65, of Batesville, Arkansas, passed away on. . .

He was born April 9, 1929.

Bob was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. He. . .

Robert Wright

Robert Dale Wright, 89, of Cherokee Village died Oct. 14,. . .

Independence County Dispatch upgrades security

Photo by Joseph Price

Independence County 911 Coordinator Brian Presley said that the dispatch came under cyberattack in April. It was one of the many attacks done by hackers who held cities for ransom demanding bitcoin. Since then, the department has updated its security.

Computer screens at Independence County Central Dispatch suddenly turned red back in April as hackers attacked their computer systems.
"During the first of April, I was summoned by one of the dispatchers that a computer was not

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Pioneers host Blytheville for homecoming

Sandra Stroud

Batesville defenders Bradyn Gammill (14), Said Bernal (9) and Daniel Valencia (69) try to chase down Forrest City quarterback Randal Moore (1) during the Pioneers' last home game a couple of weeks ago.

By Scott McDonald Guard Sports Editor
After another successful road game last week, the Batesville Pioneers are back home tonight at Pioneer Stadium to host 5A-East Conference frontrunner Blytheville for homecoming.
Batesville. . . more »

Crash kills woman, injures teen

Photo submitted

Shelby Burns took this photo of her brother's GMC pickup being loaded onto a wrecker trailer after an accident that injured him and took the life of another person.

Facebook's anarchy may be its downfall

I use it, but I hate it.
That's how I feel about Facebook.
Unlike most things you hate, it's actually pretty difficult to just ditch Facebook.
Because it (and to a lesser or equal extent, Twitter) has become integral to how we stay in touch. . .

October 2018