• Sexton, Boozer set Valentine wedding

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Jeffrey Magnuson of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Crystal Baker of Fayetteville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Amber Sexton, to Eric Boozer, son of Carl and Beckie Boozer of Cord.

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  • Abigail Faith Young

    Jeremy and Donya Young and Madison of Tuckerman have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Jan. 30, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 4.3 ounces and has been named Abigail Faith Young.

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  • Silas Allen Peterson

    Allen and Sarah Peterson of Batesville have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on Jan. 29, 2009. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and has been named Silas Allen Peterson.
    Grandparents of the child are Robin Sanders, Dennis and Joyce Sanders and Marisol Taylor.

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  • John William “Trey” Kelly III

    John and Rochelle Kelly of Bay have announced the birth of a son at St. Bernard's Hospital Birthcare Center in Jonesboro on Jan. 22, 2009. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and has been named John William "Trey" Kelly III.

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  • Ayda Leigh Elizabeth Elms

    John Michael and Rebecca Elms of Locust Grove have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Jan. 29, 2009. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 11.5 ounces and has been named Ayda Leigh Elizabeth Elms.

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  • When crimes become mistakes

    You can't help but wonder if Democrats ever pay taxes. It seems from the headlines that the way it works is that Democrats levy taxes but only Republicans have to pay them.
    For a president who said he was going to preside over the most ethical administration in history, Barack Obama has shown an astounding talent of being able to find appointees who mistakenly manage to forget to pay their taxes.

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  • Those Langston girls

    Looking back on my childhood I can honestly say that in addition to a couple of good friends, I adored the Langston girls.
    Even though they were "considerably older" than I, both Marcia and Debbie always took the time to tote me around and treated me more like a little sister than anything else.

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  • Home looted during storm

    Displaced by a recent ice storm, a Newark woman returned home Thursday afternoon to discover she had been a victim of more than just nature.
    Independence County Deputy Duane Grice said he took a report around 12:30 p.m. from Janice Tucker who said her locked house at 6360 Cord Road had been burglarized during the recent power outage.

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  • Residents remain ‘resilient’

    As many Independence and Sharp County residents work to get their homes and yards back in order following last week's ice storm, many more are still waiting for power to be restored.
    This morning 800 Entergy Arkansas customers were still without electricity across parts of Independence, Sharp and Izard counties, according to Batesville Entergy customer service manger Les Frensley, who said he hopes that most all Entergy customers will be back on by Friday.

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  • Planners shown architect’s ideas

    After years of brainstorming and work by city officials and a number of Batesville's citizens, a new comprehensive plan for the city's future growth has been approved by the planning commission to go before the city council for approval and implementation.

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  • Guard ‘Sports calendar’ getting juiced

    As electrical services improve after last week's ice storm, the "Sports calendar" continues to change and grow.
    The biggest change involves Hillcrest. The school, which has campuses in Lynn and Strawberry, has stepped in to host the Lawrence County Tournament, which was originally to begin last weekend in Black Rock. Just before deadline, Hillcrest Coach Shawn Rose confirmed that the tourney is set to begin Wednesday night in the gymnasium at Strawberry. The Lynn campus is still without electricity.

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  • Hillcrest girls hit free throws, stun Calico Rock

    CALICO ROCK – Free throws, free throws, free throws. They will make you or break you.
    The Hillcrest Lady Screamin' Eagles hit theirs down the stretch and knocked off the co-conference leader Calico Rock Lady Pirates 61-57 at Harold Ray Jeffery Gymnasium here Monday night.

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