Both Melbourne Bearkatz teams participate in tournaments to finish out 2019

The Melbourne Bearkatz senior boys took to the hardwood last week, participating in the Maverick division of the Bad Boy Mowers Ronnie Brogdon Invitational at Highland. The Katz got off to a tough start, falling to Strong, 63-58 to move into the consolation bracket. Day two was a better day offensively for the boys, but […]

Lady Pioneers fall to the Nettleton Lady Raiders on New Year’s Eve, 56-39

The Batesville Lady Pioneers fall to the Nettleton Lady Raiders by a final of 56-39 in the Championship of the 2019 NEA Tournament on New Year’s Eve. Izzy Higginbottom scored 18 and Taylor Rush scored 15. Their overall record is now 14-1 with this being their first loss of the season. The Lady Pioneers are […]

Local law enforcement officials note recent activity, remind all to lock vehicles

Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens said his deputies investigated four domestic violence calls over the New Year holiday. Of the four calls, three arrests were made, and the last call is currently being investigated for possible charges. The Batesville Police Department reported an unknown person’s vehicle struck a 2001 Chevy Silverado on the Kroger parking […]

Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Postpones Trip To Ukraine After Attack On U.S. Embassy In Iraq

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has postponed a five-country trip scheduled to begin this Friday and will remain in Washington, D.C., this following mass protests at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, the State Department said.  Pompeo was set to visit Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Cyprus from January 3 to January 7, however the trip […]