• Gene Lucy

    CORD — Gene Lucy, 72, of Cord died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in Jonesboro. Born Aug. 17, 1940, in Rosie, he was the son of Virgil and Elsie Stewart Lucy. He graduated from Cord-Charlotte High School in 1959. He farmed for more than 50 years. …

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  • Dale Lee Howard – Paid Obituary

    Mr. Dale Lee Howard, 69, of Conway, Arkansas, died Sunday at Greenbrier. He was born November 4, 1942, at Greenville, Mississippi, the son of P.M. and Helen (Morphis) Howard. Mr. Howard was a United States Navy veteran, and worked at Fort Roots as a boiler …

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  • S-side v-ballers sweep Lonoke

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners swept the Lonoke Lady Jackrabbits 25-18, 25-22, 25-13 Tuesday at Southside, improving their overall record to 12-3 and moving into a tie for second in the Class 4A-Central Conference with a 5-2 record. Standouts Courtney Farrier and Maggie Ried …

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  • Lady Pioneers qualify for 5A state golf event

    PARAGOULD — The Batesville Lady Pioneer golfers qualified for the 5A State Tournament by finishing third in the 5A-East District Tournament at the Paragould Country Club on Tuesday. Paragould won with a 268. Nettleton placed second with a 281 and Batesville totaled a 305. Brooks …

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  • Concord adds district title to unbeaten string

    FAIRFIELD BAY — The Concord Pirates remained unbeaten and claimed the 1A-2 District Tournament title Tuesday as junior Luke Cornett shot a medal-winning 2-over-par 74 on the Mountain Ranch Course. “The conditions were very tough,” Concord Coach Keith Cornett said. “The wind was blowing really …

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  • Harding kickers trip Lyon women in two overtimes

    After Lyon College came alive to outscore Harding 3-1 in the final 27 minutes of regulation to force overtime, the NCAA Division II Lady Bisons held their own through the first overtime and then squeezed out their first soccer win of the season by scoring …

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  • NFL briefs

    Pro football NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Films President Steve Sabol, half of the father-son team that revolutionized sports broadcasting and mythologized pro football into the country’s favorite sport, died Tuesday from brain cancer. He was 69. In March 2011, Sabol was diagnosed with a …

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  • First Community presents grant, donation to Habitat for Humanity

    Habitat for Humanity of Independence County is receiving a major check thanks to First Community Bank. First Community Bank received approval from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas on a grant proposal for Habitat on Aug. 28. “The $15,000 grant, coupled with $5,000 pledged …

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  • Oil change Batesville native grows olives in Greece

    You don’t have to tell Batesville native Julie Batategas about extending an olive branch — she does it quite literally with her family’s olive farm. Julie, who was a Tatum at the time, was studying archaeology at the University of Southern Florida in Tampa and …

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  • Woman said she sold meth to support habit

    MELBOURNE — A Violet Hill woman who allegedly sold meth to support her own habit was arrested last week, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Brandie Leigh Holt, 26, was charged with delivery of methamphetamine and delivery of a controlled substance near a public …

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  • Suspect evades police in recovery of stolen truck

    Police were not able to locate a suspect who drove a stolen truck into the woods near the White River above Lock and Dam 2 over the weekend, but they did recover the truck taken from the Pfeiffer area and a four-wheeler stolen from Stone …

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  • Barbecue competition slated

    SIDNEY — The Sidney Volunteer Fire Department is hosing a Backyard BBQ Cook-Off competition from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at the fire station/town park area. Entry fee is $150 and entitles the cooker to enter the three meat categories of ribs, chicken …

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