• Myrtle Edwards

    Myrtle Faye Edwards, 96, of Batesville died Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Blue Springs Cemetery at Newark. Pall-bearers will be Cy Fenton, Elliott Fenton, George Fenton, Charles “Rusty” Ketz, Aaron Nolan and Kevin Wilson. Honorary pallbearers are …

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  • Officials: Congressional candidate too young

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Green Party’s nominee for a U.S. House seat in east Arkansas is too young to serve in Congress, but state election officials said Wednesday that they can’t remove him from the ballot without a court order. The secretary of state’s …

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  • Ark. man’s tattoos express his religious beliefs

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Colorful tattoos cover almost every inch of Trevor Sarver’s arms. Even the tops of his hands, his knuckles and palms are tattooed, not to mention his entire torso. His left arm is emblazoned with a design featuring the words “Rock ’n’ …

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  • Caveman Football Camp scheduled for for Aug. 4

    CAVE CITY — The Caveman Football Camp, a 1-day, non-contact camp for boys in grades 3 through 8, is set for Aug. 4, according to a news release from Cave City High School. The camp  runs from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Under the direction …

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  • Surprising Casons lead off in zone tourney here Friday

    If you had to pick a team to be atop the Zone 2 standings at the end of the season, you probably would not have picked the Blytheville Casons, yet here we are. The top-seeded Casons will face the fourth-seeded Paragould 7-UP Friday afternoon at …

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  • Pioneer wins top award at grid camp

    ATU Sports Information RUSSELLVILLE — Brett Bell, a junior at Batesville High School, recently won a top award at a football camp at Arkansas Tech University. Bell was one of only two campers to receive the Wonder Boy Award at the Wonder Boy Lineman Only …

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  • Space available for cage camp

    SOUTHSIDE — Space is still available for a Southside High School basketball camp next week, announced Southside Coach Brad McGhee. The 4-day camp for boys entering grades 4 through 8 begins Monday and runs from 8:30-11 each morning. Campers can register at 8 the first …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sport events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22, 2012.

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  • Scott ties record with opening-round 64

    LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England — Adam Scott had a chance at history. He gladly settled for tying a course record. Scott equaled the lowest British Open score at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, taking advantage of prime scoring conditions to rip off eight birdies on …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins ended their contract impasse Wednesday when the rookie quarterback signed a four-year, fully guaranteed deal worth $21.1 million. It also includes a club option for a fifth year. Griffin, the second overall …

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  • County fair continues – 3,000-plus attend day 2

    Hot temperatures couldn’t keep 3,197 people from attending the Independence County Fair on Tuesday, according to figures from the fair association this morning, but that’s 344 less than who attended last year. Temperatures are expected to be just as hot today with a heat advisory …

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  • Airport gets $2.3M

    Members of Arkansas’ congressional delegation say the Batesville Regional Airport has received a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for improvements and new construction projects. The grant was announced Tuesday by Sens. John Boozman and Mark Pryor and Congressman Rick Crawford, whose …

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