• Jimmy Owens leads way in Bad Boy 98

    LOCUST GROVE — Jimmy Owens took the checkered flag Saturday at the Batesville Motor Speedway in the Bad Boy 98, holding off a hard charging Billy Moyer. Owens is from Newport, Tenn. Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., took third. Moyer, the Hall-of-Fame driver from Batesville, …

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  • MVPs include another ‘Guardian’

    The state championship games in Fayetteville included more than one Most Valuable Player Award-winner with a Guard connection. Samantha (Sami) Phillips, the MVP of the Class 4A State Tournament championship game for girls, is the granddaughter of Pat and Dr. O.E. Jones of Batesville and …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Horse racing BALTIMORE (AP) — I’ll Have Another did just that, winning another Triple Crown race with even more flash and dash than he did in the Kentucky Derby. By surging past Bodemeister — again — this time in Saturday’s Preakness, all that stands in …

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  • Big pitches, more contact lifts Mustangs

    In the end, the Midland Mustangs made a few more quality pitches and a little more contact with the bats. A little here and a little there and the Mustangs took the big trophy back to Pleasant Plains. “Drew (Fortson) and Josh (Thomas) made the …

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  • Greenwood, Horton to exchange vows

    Will Horton and Jessica Greenwood Mark and Darlene Greenwood of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Greenwood, to Will Horton, son of Charles Horton of Everglades, Fla., and Dina Dunnem Bartlett of Ash Flat. The bride-elect is the granddaughter …

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  • Mayfield, Mills plan August wedding

    Rolanda Mayfield and Michael Mills OPELOUSAS, La. — Wilfred and Audrey Mayfield of Opelousas, La., have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Rolanda Faye Mayfield of Opelousas, to Michael Allen Mills of Batesville, son of Rose Mills of Batesville and the late …

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  • MaKenzie Dawn Bearden

    Ricky and Lisa Bearden, Kristopher and A.J. of Pleasant Plains have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on May 14, 2012. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 11.7 ounces and has been named MaKenzie Dawn Bearden. Grandparents of the …

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  • Bryce Gregory Finley

    Scott and Courtney Finley and Grace of Fayetteville have announced the birth of a son and brother at Willow Creek Women’s Hospital in Springdale on May 9, 2012. The baby weighed 9 pounds, 12 ounces and has been named Bryce Gregory Finley. Grandparents of the …

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  • Chianna Stacial Huckabee

    Josh Huckabee and Charika Horsman, Zackary, Ian, Tyler, Amelia and Michael of Hardy have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on May 14, 2012. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and has been named Chianna Stacial Huckabee. …

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  • James Cossey

    James Cossey CAVE CITY — James Doyle Cossey, 84, of Cave City died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at his home. Born Jan. 15, 1928, at Charlotte, he was the son of Ernest and Lucille Walton Cossey. He was a retired mold setting specialist and a …

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  • Mack Long

    Mack Long JACKSONVILLE — Mack Edward Long, 79, of Jacksonville died Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Born Aug. 29, 1932, in Batesville, he was the son of Mack Owen Long and Laura Emaline Long. He was a retired master sergeant of the U.S. Army. Survivors include …

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  • Linda Henderson

    NEWARK — Linda Guthrie Henderson, 56, of Newark died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at her home. Born Oct. 29, 1955, in Sacramento, Calif., she was the daughter of John Guthrie and Bess Cooper. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her father; a son, …

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