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Former Sen. Pryor, family visit Batesville

While serving as a congressman, governor and senator, David Pryor kept a sign on his desk that read “Arkansas comes first.” On Thursday, David, wife Barbara and grandson Adams Pryor came to Batesville as part of a statewide tour to show that even now, Arkansas always comes first. The Pryors, who now make their home in Little Rock, made a …

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