• Stephen Watkins

    EVENING SHADE — Stephen Ado Watkins, 67, of Evening Shade died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at his home. Born April 27, 1945, in Cave City, he was the son of Charles Ado Watkins and Barbara Avis Milligan Watkins. He was a quality control inspector for …

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  • Doris Inman

    Doris Inman, 75, of Batesville died Thursday, June 28, 2012. Born Jan. 24, 1937, in Leachville, she was the daughter of E.A. and Elsie Mae Trobaugh Fish. She was a retired real estate agent, having gotten her license in February 1978, and worked for various …

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  • Junior Babe Ruth All-Stars advance, make preparations for state tourney

    The 15-year-old Junior Babe Ruth All-Stars sealed their spot in the Junior Babe Ruth state tournament over the weekend. The All-Stars took second place in a 2-team, 2-game series with Mountain Home to decide the district championship on Saturday at the North Complex Ballparks. Mountain …

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  • Pioneer wins top player award among All-Stars

    Hunter Wilson, Batesville High graduate and a Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star selection, brought home one of the top honors for his play in the East-West football game. The 5-foot-10, 280-pound guard, was selected as the game’s top offensive lineman after the 42-38, come-from-behind …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Olympics OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michael Phelps’ Olympic program is set. He’ll be going for another eight gold medals. He’s not the only one who’ll be busy in London. Get ready to see a lot of Missy Franklin. Phelps wrapped up another stellar week at …

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  • Woods passes Nicklaus

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — The images of Tiger Woods, dressed in his red shirt and raising both arms on the 18th green after another victory, are no longer highlights from years gone by. When he outlasted Bo Van Pelt in a tense duel on the …

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  • Police investigating 2 deaths in Little Rock

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Police are investigating the deaths of two people in southwest Little Rock. Officers responded to a call about a stabbing at a mobile home about 8 p.m. Sunday. Investigators say two men were found dead, and another person was able to …

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  • Clock tower to be repaired

    HARRISBURG (AP) — The clock tower at a 100-year-old courthouse in eastern Arkansas will be getting a facelift. The county received a $31,186 grant last week from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program to repair the clock tower at the Poinsett County Courthouse in Harrisburg. The …

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  • Prisoner slashes self after escape attempt

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — A convicted rapist from Sebastian County serving a 13-year prison sentence slashed his wrists and throat after seeing he was about to get caught during an escape attempt. Correction Department spokeswoman Shea Wilson says 40-year-old Roy Hoggard got on the roof …

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  • Sebastian Co. deputy arrested for jail smuggling

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A Sebastian County sheriff’s deputy faces three felony charges for allegedly smuggling a cellphone and other items into the county jail. The sheriff’s department says Deputy Mario Turner Rupert was arrested on Friday on three counts of furnishing prohibited articles. Sheriff’s …

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  • Pedestrian killed while crossing road in NE Ark.

    BROOKLAND (AP) — Arkansas State Police say a Jonesboro woman died after she was struck by a car when she was walking across a highway. Authorities say the collision happened Saturday night on U.S. 49 near Brookland. Police say 38-year-old Mary Davis was walking across …

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  • Sharp County Fair books available

    ASH FLAT — Booth rentals are now due for space at the Sharp County Fair, which will be July 23-28, fair board secretary Nancy Orr announced last week. Fair books were also to be available beginning today at Ozark Title Co. in Ash Flat and …

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