• George Lindsey, TV’s Goober Pyle, dies

    George Lindsey NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — George Lindsey, who spent nearly 30 years as the grinning Goober on “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Hee Haw,” has died. He was 83. The Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home in Nashville said Lindsey died early Sunday morning after a brief …

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  • Female Ride Day is Friday

    MILWAUKEE — Thousands of women riders from Milwaukee to Moscow will showcase their passion for the sport of motorcycling during the sixth annual International Female Ride Day on Friday. The event was founded by Vicki Gray of Motoress in Toronto, Canada. “Women want to feel …

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  • ‘Swamp People’ stars not hurt in crash

    DODDRIDGE (AP) — No one was killed in a five-vehicle pileup near the Arkansas-Louisiana state line that involved two stars from the “Swamp People” reality TV show. Arkansas State Police say three people suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries in Monday’s crash. The two alligator …

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  • Former Batesville teacher named Ms. Tennessee Sr. America

    Pat Baxter MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. — Patricia “Pat” Baxter has been named Ms. Tennessee Senior America 2012, according to a news release. The pageant was held April 21 at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tenn. With the title, Baxter received a crown, banner, roses, $500 and …

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  • USS America reunion planned

    BATON ROUGE, La. — The USS America Carrier Veterans Association will hold its reunion Sept. 11 through 15 at Holiday Inn South, located at 9940 Airline Highway in Baton Rouge, La. A highlight of the reunion will be a trip to Pascagoula, Miss., for a …

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  • Ala. man dies in motorcycle crash

    BESSEMER, Ala. — A Bessemer, Ala. man was killed Monday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding hit a car head-on, according to the Jefferson County (Ala.) Coroner’s Office. Mitchell Lynn Hubbard, 25, was pronounced dead on the scene after the wreck in the 8400 …

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  • Elaborate prom invites: Prom-posals

    NEW YORK (AP) — Never mind a text that meekly asks “will u go 2 prom w/me?” Today’s teenagers are taking a cue from elaborately staged wedding proposals, inviting each other to prom with flash mobs, scavenger hunts, homemade music videos and even airplane banners …

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  • Levon Helm, key member of The Band, dies at 71

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With songs like “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” “The Weight” and “Up on Cripple Creek,” The Band fused rock, blues, folk and gospel to create a sound that seemed as authentically American as a Mathew Brady photograph or a …

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  • Arkansas featured in new cookbook series

    Kosciusko, Miss. — Great American Publishers (www.greatamericanpublishers.com) has released “Eat & Explore Arkansas” as part of its new Eat & Explore State Cookbook Series, according to a news release. The 192-page cookbook contains more than 150 traditional recipes straight from the kitchens of Arkansas natives. …

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  • Firebomber draws 15-year prison sentence

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Waldron man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in firebombing the residence of an interracial couple in Hardy, the Department of Justice announced Friday. On Dec. 7, 2011, Gary Dodson, 33, pleaded guilty to conspiring to …

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  • Mtn. Home woman sentenced in ex-boyfriend’s death

    AVA, Mo. (AP) — A 33-year-old Arkansas woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing her ex-boyfriend in a dispute over their three children. April Quick of Mountain Home was sentenced Tuesday in the shooting and stabbing of 42-year-old Phillip Taylor, of …

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  • CRP deadline extended

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Bruce Nelson announced last week that the sign-up deadline for the Conservation Reserve Program has been extended to April 13. “Due to strong interest in CRP, the decision was made to extend CRP sign-up 43 …

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