• More claims in lottery lawsuit

    SEARCY (AP) — Two more entities are making claims to ownership of a $1 million Arkansas lottery ticket, over which two people are already suing each other in White County. Beebe resident Sharon Jones claimed the ticket that she got out of a pile of …

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  • Library board meets Thursday

    The Independence County Library Board will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Citizens Bank Annex, 285. E. College Ave., Batesville, to discuss library activities. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Ozarka to host ribbon cutting

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka Kids Academy, 218 College Drive, will be hosting a ribbon cutting in celebration of a recently completed expansion and renovation project at 2 p.m. Friday. Refreshments will be served and the event is open to the public. The project has allowed …

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  • Severe weather possible

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service in Little Rock says severe weather is possible across a large portion of the state today. Forecasters say a weak front sagged into Arkansas on Monday with some clouds and wind followed by a strong storm system …

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  • Three arrested for trespassing, fleeing

    A man and two women were arrested for trespassing, aggravated assault, damaging private property and fleeing from police Saturday afternoon. One of the women was also charged with possessing a drug pipe, according to Independence County Deputy Patrick Collins. The incident started around 5 p.m. …

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  • Heat-related football deaths triple

    ATHENS (AP) — Researchers who analyzed the heat-related deaths of 58 football players nationwide found the numbers dramatically increased in recent years, and that most deaths occurred during morning practices. The University of Georgia researchers analyzed a detailed database of weather conditions such as temperature …

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  • Delayed 500 tweeted live on prime-time

    DAYTONA BEACH (AP) — Well, NASCAR certainly knows how to make a prime-time impression. Rain, fire and Tide laundry detergent all factored into a Daytona 500 that will go down as the most bizarre in NASCAR history. And Brad Keselowski tweeted most of it live. …

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  • Sports Calendar

    TODAY High school basketball: Class 2A State Tournament at Cedar Ridge (Newark) — Norphlet girls vs. Poyen, 1 p.m., Junction City boys vs. Augusta, 2:30, Mountainburg girls vs. Marked Tree, 4, Eureka Springs boys vs. Riverside, 5:30, East Poinsett County girls vs. Magazine, 7, EPC …

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  • Southerners soccer teams win, lose in openers

    SOUTHSIDE — In high school soccer openers here Monday, the Southside Southerners and the Paragould Lady Rams collected shutouts on Stewart Field. The Southerners won 5-0 as goalkeeper Cody McGaha recorded 10 saves, and Brody Clark led the offense with three goals. Storm Tipton and …

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  • BHS soccer teams target second straight league titles

    The Batesville Pioneers are looking good, but still have a lot of work ahead of them Batesville Coach TJ Stroud said. After taking the 5A-East Conference title last season, the Pioneers will be looking to replace a few proven players who graduated. Those are 3-time …

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  • Lady Warriors crush Timberwolves

    NEWARK — The Westside Consolidated Lady Warriors crushed the Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves 9-1 Monday in their softball season opener. “We had a horrible third inning with four errors and five unearned runs,” Cedar Ridge Coach Joey Nelson said. Offensively, they did not fare any …

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  • McCrory diamondmen win with seventh-inning run in opener with Southside

    McCRORY — The McCroy Jaguars defeated the Southside Southerners 4-3 Monday in a high school baseball season opener. The Jaguars scored two in the second, one in fifth and one in the bottom of the seventh. The Southerners scored all their runs in the fourth …

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