• UofA moves forward on building projects

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas says it’s accepting proposals for a new basketball practice facility, indoor training space for baseball and track and a student-athlete center. The school says it’s issued requests for qualifications for both the design and contracting work for the …

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  • Rosol defeats Nadal at Wimbledon

    WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — It was Lukas Rosol and not Rafael Nadal who looked like a 2-time Wimbledon champion used to pummeling opponents into submission on tennis’ biggest stage. It was Rosol, and not Nadal, who sprinted to and from his chair during changeovers like …

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  • Kentucky takes spotlight on NBA draft’s first day

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Anthony Davis hugged his college teammate, hugged his coach, and climbed on stage as the No. 1 pick. Turns out, that was just the start of Kentucky’s party at the NBA draft. The Wildcats became the first school to have the …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball MIAMI (AP) —  Dwyane Wade needs surgery on his left knee and will miss the London Olympics. The Miami Heat guard called USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo and Coach Mike Krzyzewski on Thursday and let them know that he is not healthy enough …

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  • Lewis targets Tseng in Roger

    ROGERS (AP) — Stacy Lewis insists she doesn’t have a rivalry with top-ranked Yani Tseng. Not yet, at least. Lewis, ranked No. 2 and a 2-time winner this year, hopes to continue building her resume while closing in on Tseng this weekend in the NW …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sport events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, June 29 – Sunday, July 1, 2012.

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  • Students ‘MASH’ it up at WRMC

    Whether it be learning medical terminology, determining a person’s blood type or assisting in the ER, area high school students for two weeks have been getting an education about health care at White River Medical Center through MASH. Hosted by rural medical centers all over …

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  • Congressmen from Ark. vow health care law repeal

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican members of Arkansas’ congressional delegation are vowing to repeal the federal health care law despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the overhaul. Republican Congressmen Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin and Steve Womack said Thursday they plan to continue pushing …

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  • Sibyl Girtman

    CAVE CITY — Sibyl Leon Gay Girtman, 86, of Cave City died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in a Batesville hospital. Born Feb. 25, 1926, in the Big Creek community near Cave City, she was the daughter of Joseph Elbert and Maxie Lee McCrackin Gay. She …

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  • Dog saves owner from flames

    NEWARK—Twila Schwab was sound asleep in the early morning hours when Buster, her 5-year-old Shih Tzu and Maltese mix, woke her from her burning home. Schwab was especially tired after cleaning her home at 475 Hill St. for two days. After taking a bath and …

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  • Trial date set in Ash Flat livestock case

    ASH FLAT — If everything goes as planned a trial date for one of the men accused of bilking thousands from the Ash Flat Livestock Auction will proceed in October. Jeremy  D. Pierce once again appeared in Sharp County Court, this time before Circuit Judge …

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  • Fire danger remains high

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Forestry Commission crews suppressed 21 wildfires that burned 915 acres over the weekend, according to a commission report. “Eight homes and outbuildings were threatened,” the report stated. County judges have issued bans on burning in 43 of the 75 counties in …

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