• Howard Dickey II

    MELBOURNE — Howard Delbert Dickey II, 24, of Melbourne died Monday, April 16, 2012, in Horseshoe Bend. Born Nov. 21, 1987, he was the son of Richard Dickey and Fayetta Montgomery. He was united in marriage to Ada Nalley on July 9, 2009. He was …

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  • Mary Stair

    DRASCO — Mary Stair, 66, of Drasco died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in a Calico Rock hospital. Born Aug. 7, 1945, in Concord, she was the daughter of Theadore and Panzie Allender. Survivors include her husband, Bobby Stair; four sons, James Stair of Maryland, Kenneth …

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  • Congressman’s son in custody

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — The son of an Arkansas congressman remains in the Benton County jail after he was arrested for allegedly violating his parole. A jailer said Wednesday James Womack was being held without bail, but jail records didn’t specify how he violated parole. Womack …

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  • Fish die in a Conway County lake

    MORRILTON (AP) — Officials say there is no threat to drinking water from the deaths of 240 fish in a Conway County lake. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Conway Corp. which owns Brewer lake, are collecting samples and looking into why dozens of …

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  • Sign-up for youth flag football scheduled for this weekend

    Registration times for a flag football league for first- and second-graders are scheduled for Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon at Pioneer Stadium, announced Lyndal Waits, an organizer for the Batesville Kiwanis Club-sponsored program. Boys and girls currently in first and second grades are eligible. Saturday’s …

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  • Ellington: Money a factor in ‘West Memphis 3’ deal

    LITTLE ROCK — Prosecutor and congressional candidate Scott Ellington said Wednesday that future legal costs to the state and potential juror misconduct factored into his decision to agree to the deal that freed three men convicted in the murders of three Cub Scouts in 1993. …

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  • Speedway to donate half of gate to March of Dimes

    LOCUST GROVE — Although an 80-percent chance of rain is predicted for Friday, as of press time Isle of Capri points racing was scheduled to resume at the Batesville Motor Speedway. Half of the proceeds from general admission are to go the March of Dimes. …

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  • Cooper’s Hawk voted No. 1

    Cooper’s Hawk Golf Club in Melbourne scored best in a recent Internet poll of readers of “Arkansas 360” Executive Golfer magazine. The Bobby McGee-designed course which opened in 1998 received 216 first-place votes to supplant Big Creek Golf and Country Club in Mountain Home as …

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  • Izard County’s Preston Harmon to receive scholar-athlete award

    Ten high school seniors were recently selected to receive a $1,000 college scholarship from the Arkansas Activities Association’s Scholar-Athlete Program, and one of those is a Guard-circulation area athlete. Preston Harmon of Izard County will be one of the athletes to receive the State Farm-sponsored …

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  • Summitt steps aside as Vols’ head coach

    KNOXVILLE — The time Tennessee Lady Vols and women’s basketball fans have dreaded for months finally has arrived. Pat Summitt is stepping aside as Tennessee’s head coach after 38 seasons, the last in an emotionally draining farewell tour for the woman who won more games …

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  • Treasure Island gymnast wins state title on beam

    Brooke Brown recently won a state championship and finished second all-around in the USA Gymnastics Arkansas State Meet at the Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock. Brown, an 11-year-old member of the Treasure Island Gymnastics Level 4 team, won the balance beam state title, finished …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sport events for Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, April 19 – Sunday, April 22, 2012.

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