• British Open keeps rolling as golf’s major crapshoot

    LYTHAM ST. ANNES (AP) — Padraig Harrington. Angel Cabrera. Lucas Glover. Golf’s major championships used to be so easy to predict. Stewart Cink. Y.E. Yang. Phil Mickelson. Tiger Woods could be counted on to win most of them. Mickelson would grab one every now and …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Football STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — As the NCAA considers whether Penn State should face penalties following the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal — including a possible shutdown of its celebrated football program — the university says it will respond within days to the …

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  • Tosh Mori

    JAPAN — Toshio “Tosh” Mori, 64, of Japan died July 7, 2012, at his home. Born Feb. 22, 1948, in Ichikawa, Japan, he was the son of Tokio and Hamae Mori. After completing his college education in Japan, he came to America and attended Arkansas …

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  • Free pet adoptions are offered at Animal Control

    Batesville Animal Control is hosting free pet adoptions now through Saturday. All adoption fees will be waived. Hours of operation are noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Batesville Animal Control is located at 255 West College St. …

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  • Charles Lewandoski

    JACKSONVILLE — Charles H. Lewandoski, 82, of Jacksonville died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Little Rock. Born May 20, 1930, in Little Rock, he was the son of Alexander and Awilda Mae Fowler Lewandoski. He received an undergraduate degree in business from Arkansas Tech University …

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  • Brittney Smedley

    CAVE CITY — Brittney Dennis Smedley, 27, of Cave City died July 9, 2012, at her home. Born Jan. 25, 1985, she was the daughter of Calvin Dennis Jr. and Mary Jean Dennis. Survivors include her parents; her husband, Richard Smedley; two sons, Cam-Ron Smedley …

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  • George Washington Jr.

    CALICO ROCK — George E. Washington Jr., 78, of Calico Rock died Sunday, July 15, 2012, in Calico Rock. Born Aug. 5, 1933, in Houston, he was the son of George E. Washington Sr. and Annie Stella Jelinek Washington. In 1981, he was united in …

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  • Geraldine Collom Porter – Paid Obituary

    Geraldine Collom Porter, 89, widow of Charlie William Porter Sr., of Bakers Chapel Road, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at her residence. Mrs. Porter was born in Batesville, Arkansas, a daughter of the late Bently Calvin Collom and Una Mae Penn Collom. She was a …

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  • 2,210 attend opening night

    For the second year in a row, Family Fun Night kicked off the 2012 Independence County Fair on Monday and attendance was more than double what it was last year on opening night, according to the Independence County Fair Association. Figures show 2,210 people attended …

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  • Job fair well attended

    By noon Monday more than 150 people were estimated to have attended a job fair at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville that included about a dozen employers looking to hire, according to Ben Baxter, manager of the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services’ …

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  • Sheriff: Teen murder suspect found hanging

    LITTLE ROCK  — A 16-year-old Arkansas boy suspected in the fatal stabbing of another teen died over the weekend after workers at a juvenile detention center found him hanging from a bedsheet, a sheriff said Monday. The death of the 16-year-old is being investigated as …

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  • Jewelry by Janet

    It’s been said necessity is the mother of invention, so four years ago when Janet Johnson couldn’t find jewelry that fit her properly she decided to make her own. It didn’t matter that she didn’t know how. “I am an attempter at all things,” Johnson …

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