• Deanie Dunn

    MELBOURNE — Imogene “Deanie” Davidson Dunn, 85, of Melbourne, formerly of North Little Rock, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at her home. Born Oct. 27, 1926, at Stella, she was the daughter of Eli and Agnes Reeves Davidson. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist …

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  • Doyle Barnett Sr.

    HOT SPRINGS — Doyle Franklin Barnett Sr., 66, of Hot Springs, formerly of Batesville, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at his home. Born Aug. 18, 1946, in Batesville, he was the son of Clyde Barnett and Sylvia West Barnett Dishongh. Survivors include his mother of …

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  • Lorena Simpson

    POUGHKEEPSIE — Lorena Simpson, 95, of Poughkeepsie died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Jacksonville. Born Feb. 5, 1917, at Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of A.G. and Ada Freeman Smith. She was retired from Burroughs in Plymouth, Mich. She was a member of Little Springs …

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  • Jimmy Dale Duty – Paid Obituary

    Jimmy Dale Duty, age 75, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on September 22, 2012. He was born July 22, 1937, to the late Tony and May (Quarry) Duty in Jamestown, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Alma (Long) Duty; son, David D. Duty of …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apologized to the fans who fretted through three weeks of replacement officials calling their favorite teams’ games. “We are sorry to have to put our fans through that,” he said on a conference call about …

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  • Razorbacks looking for cure to defensive woes

    FAYETTEVILLE — Bobby Petrino’s firing in April brought with it a host of questions about how Arkansas, one of the Southeastern Conference’s top passing attacks over the last few seasons, would fare on offense. Little did the Razorbacks know just how bad things would get …

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  • A League of her own

    CALICO ROCK  — Kameron Teague was in her room with best friend Katie Hamby eating ice cream when the call came. She recalls her dad running upstairs all excited saying she had just won the 2012 All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Writer’s Contest. Downstairs, her …

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  • HSIC, ICARE, Petsense to host “Forever Home”

    The Humane Society of Independence County, Izard County Animal Rescue Effort and Petsense are partnering for their biggest life-saving event to date, the “Forever Home” Adopt-a-thon. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 and 30 at Petsense, located at …

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  • Prowling felon caught with gun

    It was during a burglary patrol early Saturday morning when Independence County deputies came across a vehicle driving slowly near the front doors of businesses at Town Plaza Shopping Center in the 1200 block of East Main Street. In a court affidavit, Investigator Dustin Robbins …

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  • Some water bills being posted late

    Just because you send your payment in on time online, doesn’t mean it will get to the water office before the deadline. Tuesday night, Nick Baxter with the Batesville Water Utility came before the city council to discuss a problem with the utility’s billing process. …

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  • Cedar Ridge board OKs radio nickname, reverses explusion for having marijuana

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District’s radio station KLLN will now be known as “Timberwolf Radio,” a name selected by students who are taking courses in radio and approved by the school board Sept. 18. The board also accepted transfer requests from seven students …

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  • Saturday is Drug Take-Back Day

    Got a cabinet full of unused (and potentially hazardous) prescription medications? Come Saturday, the public has an opportunity to get rid of them, as part of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This is a nationwide program administered by the Drug Enforcement Administration in conjunction …

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