• Vergia Horn

    SULPHUR ROCK — Vergia Alberta Matheny Horn, 92, of Sulphur Rock died Saturday, July 21, 2012, at her home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sulphur Rock Baptist Church. Burial will be in Union Cemetery at Dowdy. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, …

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  • Barbara Chandler

    UNION HILL — Barbara Jean Chandler, 86, of Union Hill died Thursday, July 19, 2012. The funeral was at 1 p.m. today at Union Hill Baptist Church in Thida. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery under the direction of Hardy & Loresa’s Family Funeral Service …

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  • William Jones

    CALICO ROCK — William D. Jones, 85, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in Mountain Home. Born April 19, 1927, in Batesville, he was the son of Luther and Nada Downs Jones. He was united in marriage to Jane Smith on May 28, 1948, in Batesville. …

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  • Senior Miss, Mr. named

    Senior Miss and Mr. Independence County were crowned at the Independence County Fair on Friday. Named Senior Miss Independence County 2012 was Judy Oaks of Batesville. First runner-up was Faye Fulbright of Batesville and second runner-up was Claudene Collins of Batesville. Named Senior Mr. Independence …

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  • Paragould loses opener, battles back for Legion title

    Paragould 7UP went from the bottom of Zone 2 American Legion baseball to the top in three days at the North Complex. After getting run-ruled by the regular-season champion Blytheville Casons on Friday afternoon, fourth- and last-seed Paragould won four straight and the Zone 2 …

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  • Lonnie Hohn wins no-tap bowling tourney

    Lonnie Hohn won a 6-game no-tap sweeper bowling tournament at the Hollywood Bowl recently. With Hohn’s score of 1,551, came a grand prize of $300. Rick Isley followed with a score of 1,524, winning $175, and Dennis Martin took third (1,504) and won $100. Jon …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sport events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, July 26 – Saturday, July 28, 2012.

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  • Penn State escapes death penalty but hit hard by NCAA president

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA slammed Penn State with an unprecedented series of penalties today, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all Coach Joe Paterno’s victories from 1998-2011, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Other sanctions include …

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  • Epic collapse, Els wins

    LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) — If this had been a normal British Open, Ernie Els would’ve been hanging out on the putting green hoping his work was done. Any other time, he wouldn’t have welcomed a playoff to secure the title. The Big Easy …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Baseball COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The late Ron Santo, a star third baseman for the Cubs and later a beloved broadcaster for the team, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Sunday along with former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin. Santo …

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  • Bethesda boat ramp

    Bulldozers prepare to push a 70-foot concrete slab into the White River as part of a new boat launching ramp being constructed north of Bethesda. Looking on is Ken Shirley with the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission. The slab, poured and cured on land and …

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  • Attendance up

    With temperatures in the triple digits most of the day and early evening, attendees at Thursday night’s Independence County Fair caught a break late in the afternoon when thunderclouds and cool winds appeared although no rain fell. Fair board member Lynn Bachman said this morning …

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