• Jackie Sandy

    Jackie Ilene Sandy, 67, of Batesville died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, in a Batesville nursing home. Born Jan. 28, 1945, in Helena, she was the daughter of Willis and Ethel Manning Deaton. She was of the Church of the Nazarene faith. Survivors include her husband, …

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  • Ruby Smith

    Ruby Milligan Smith, 77, of Batesville died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in a Batesville hospital. Born Aug. 9, 1935, in Batesville, she was the daughter of George Leroy Milligan and Lucy Carmen Patterson Milligan. She retired as an operator for Bell Telephone. She was a …

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  • Daron Stigger rushes for 350 yards; Cavemen break through in Trumann

    TRUMANN — The Cave City Cavemen broke through here Friday with a 57-40 high school football victory over the Trumann Wildcats. The Cavemen trailed several times in the game, but were able to hang out despite a couple of deficits. Trumann scored early to lead …

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  • Screamin’ Eagles remain unbeaten

    JONESBORO — The Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles remained undefeated in high school basketball with a 72-59 decision over the Ridgefield Christian Warriors here Friday night. Colman Evans led the 4-0 Eagles with 34 points. Jeremiah Turner added 12. Evan Doyle provided nine rebounds. The Lady Screamin’ …

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  • Lyon soccer teams win, lose in key AMC season finales

    The Lyon College men’s soccer team built a 3-1 lead on Saturday and then relied on a tough defense to clinch an American Midwest Conference Tournament home match with a 3-2 victory over William Woods at Huser Field. The Scots closed out the regular season …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, October 29 – Thursday, November 1, 2012.

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  • CPA shocks HRA board

    Health Resources of Arkansas will close soon, barring a miracle. And, some former and possibly current employees could face numerous state and federal charges that could include fraud and money laundering. HRA board members started their regular meeting Thursday voicing concerns over recent hiring practices …

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  • Detective quits over nude pics

    ASH FLAT — A Sharp County officer is no longer employed after sexually explicit photographs were discovered of him on his county-owned cell phone. Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts told the Guard that Detective Sgt. Ken Guidry resigned Tuesday after the incident was brought to …

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  • Temperature swings with front

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Thursday was the kind of day where forecasters were able to consult tables for wind chill factors and heat indexes to describe Arkansas’ weather. A powerful cold front sliced through the state in the afternoon, and at one point Arkadelphia …

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  • Man arrested with stolen tractor

    Pending his arrest for possessing a stolen farm tractor, bond has been set at $10,000 for Richard D. Hall, 23, (address unknown) according to a court affidavit. In the affidavit Detective Mike Mundy with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said Hall was confronted by off-duty …

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  • Faulty lights lead to drug arrest

    A Desha woman was arrested Wednesday night on drug charges after police noticed she had one headlight out and no lights illuminating her car tags. Independence County Deputy Bobby Woods was on patrol in west Batesville around 8 p.m. when he noticed Miranda Goble, 21, …

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  • Be a Santa to a Senior – Program provides gifts

    Amid worries about the threat of declining benefits and the economy, requests are expected to be up again this holiday season for the Be a Santa to a Senior program, according to Debra Osborn with the Batesville area office of Home Instead Senior Care, the …

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