• Football Briefs

    How many teams will be allowed to play for the national championship is just one of many issues being considered by those who run the BCS. When the games will be played is a hot topic, too. The 11 conference commissioners and Notre Dame’s athletic …

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  • Soccer, softball players sign with Lyon College

    Lyon College recently signed a soccer player from Mountain Home and a softball player from Illinois to national letters of intent. Shelby Frazier, a 2-time all-state midfielder and senior for the Mountain Home Lady Bombers, signed Feb. 8 during a ceremony at the high school …

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  • Scots start fast, sweep Eagles in doubleheader

    The Lyon College Scots showed some muscle Tuesday, sweeping the Williams Baptist College Eagles in a baseball non-conference doubleheader 9-3 and 13-2. “Our goal as a team is to get off to a fast start so they have to go to their bullpen early,” Coach …

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  • Mustangs trample Pioneers

    FORREST CITY — Forrest City swept Batesville in 5A-East District high school basketball games here Tuesday and, except for the first quarters, it wasn’t pretty. The Lady Mustangs outscored the Lady Pioneers 25-16 in the second quarter and continued on for an 83-61 victory. The …

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  • Political announcements

      Wanda Girtman   Girtman seeks re-election Sharp County Treasurer Wanda Girtman has announced that she will run for re-election.       Charles Fuqua   Fuqua running for state rep Charles “Charlie” R. Fuqua of Batesville has announced he will be running for Arkansas …

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  • Panel OKs death settlement

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A legislative panel has approved a $125,000 settlement for the death of a special needs patient at an Arkansas Department of Human Services facility in Booneville. The Claims Subcommittee on Tuesday voted unanimously and without discussion to settle the claim over …

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  • Tree planting, care workshop set

    JONESBORO — A free Tree Planting and Care Workshop will be held from 2-3 p.m. Saturday at the Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center at 600 East Lawson Road in Jonesboro, said Lee Elkins, education program specialist for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. …

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  • EAST program to give report

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will hear a report from the EAST program when it meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school library, said Superintendent Steven Green. EAST stands for Environmental And Spatial Technology. The directors will also review its …

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  • Dumpster diver charged

    Initially charged with public intoxication, a man arrested after he was found Dumpster diving behind a local store may be facing more serious charges. Independence County Deputy Michael Calendar said he responded to the Tobacco Store at the intersection of 23rd and Harrison streets around …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    State wants taxes, too   Dear editor: I recently read in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is proposing a 1/2-cent temporary sales tax increase proposal be placed on the November ballot. This tax is to be in place for 10 …

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  • Are elected officials giving back, or taking from those they serve?

    We hope when candidates begin filing for office this year, we won’t hear anyone saying, “I’m doing this to give back to the community.” How refreshing it would be if those candidates were honest enough to say, “I’m doing this to get something in return.” …

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  • Escapee, wife caught in Tulsa

    Adam Mathis Allie Mathis ASH FLAT — Ten days of freedom and additional jail time is all that an inmate who walked away from a Sharp County work detail received, and his wife is in trouble as well for helping him escape, Sheriff Mark Counts …

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