• Emily Grace Wilson

    James Wilson and Cynthia Welch and Noah of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on May 29, 2012. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 8.2 ounces and has been named Emily Grace Wilson. Grandparents of the child …

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  • Report: Don’t worry much about quakes, fracking

    WASHINGTON — The controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas does not pose a high risk for triggering earthquakes large enough to feel, but other types of energy-related drilling can make the ground noticeably shake, a major government science report concludes. Even those …

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  • A look into the life of ‘Col.’ Morgan Magness

    Morgan Magness was born to Jonathan and Patsy Magness about 1797 in Davidson County, TN. When the family came to Arkansas in 1813, they purchased some of the richest bottom land in the county. Magness was commissioned a lieutenant colonel in the county militia in …

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  • Private water companies partner with fracking lobby

    Two of the country’s largest private water utility companies are participants in a massive lobbying effort to expand controversial shale gas drilling — a heavy industrial activity that promises to enrich the water companies but may also put drinking water resources at risk. The situation …

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  • River Saige Stone

    Shawn Stone and Cheryl Sandefur, Alexyus, Savanah and Kal-el of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on June 13, 2012. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and has been named River Saige Stone. Grandparents of …

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  • Earnhardt ends long dry spell in Michigan

    BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. had finally reached Victory Lane again, ending one of the longest stretches between wins in Sprint Cup history. He had gone 143 races without finishing first — but not all of those defeats ended in failure. Over the …

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  • Simpson wins U.S. Open, first major victory

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Webb Simpson refused to think of himself as a U.S. Open champion until he sat with his nervous wife in a quiet corner of the locker room Sunday, staring in disbelief at a television as Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell tried …

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  • Hogs advance courtesy of Baxendale’s pitching

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Arkansas’ DJ Baxendale bounced back from one of his worst starts of the year to turn in his best. The junior right-hander held Kent State hitless into the fifth inning and combined with Brandon Moore on a four-hitter Saturday in the …

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  • Greers Ferry racer scores $5,000, ‘really big deal’ win

    LOCUST GROVE — Aaron Carr won the big money Saturday night at the Batesville Motor Speedway, taking home $5,000 for his win in the 40-lap feature of the National Recovery Specialist Street Stock Nationals. Carr, starting in the outside poll position, took control of the …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Football NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL turned over some evidence to the four players suspended for the Saints bounty program, but lawyers for the players said they are seeking more information. Current Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive end Will Smith, Green Bay defensive …

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  • History found in black cemetery in NE Arkansas

    POCAHONTAS (AP) — Enslaved during life, and neglected in death. Nestled in the woods just north of Pocahontas, Friendship Cemetery had fallen into a dilapidated state. Vegetation covered most of the graves. Trees sprung between buried bodies. In 2007 Pat Johnson and Cindy Robinett decided …

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  • Analysis: McDaniel tries to follow Gov. Beebe in bid

    LITTLE ROCK — Announcing his gubernatorial campaign nearly 2½ years before the 2014 election, Dustin McDaniel is doubling down on an approach that Gov. Mike Beebe used to win the state’s top office and keep it for two terms. But McDaniel is no Mike Beebe. …

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