• Letters to the Editor

    Reader wants to keep Sharp dry Dear editor: Wet or dry? Sharp County is facing that decision next week. We need to know the facts and vote responsibly and informed. True, there will be additional revenue brought in to the county. But not what most …

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  • Judge: Physical evidence not public record in WM3

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Evidence collected in the high-profile 1993 murders of three Cub Scouts in northeast Arkansas cannot be released to their parents under the state’s open records law, though they may be able to pursue other legal avenues, a judge ruled this week. …

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  • Co-ops send workers to East

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Repair crews with Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc. are on the nation’s East Coast to help restore power following a strong storm that hit the region. AECI Vice President Pat McClafferty says 34 workers left Saturday to help restore power in the …

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  • Fake officer uses blue light

    BAY (AP) — Authorities in Craighead County say a motorist in an unmarked white car used a flashing blue light to pull over a female motorist from Trumann. Sheriff’s investigators say the incident happened over the weekend when the woman turned south from U.S. Highway …

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  • No fees at rec sites during veterans holiday

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend Nov. 10-12. The fee waivers — the fourth this year — are offered in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal …

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  • Dogwood Canyon is great for nature lovers

    LEMPE, Mo. — On a recent October morning a bright sun peeks over high canyon walls, to sparkle along the tops of numerous waterfalls and creeks, revealing the brilliant colors of fall. The yellow leaves of walnut trees, reddish browns of oaks and the occasional …

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  • Region hit by Sandy struggles to resume daily life

    NEW YORK (AP) — People in the coastal corridor battered by superstorm Sandy took the first cautious steps today to reclaim routines upended by the disaster, even as rescuers combed neighborhoods strewn with debris and scarred by floods and fire. But while New York City …

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  • Brookland-at-Cave City season finale provides intriguing football matchup

    Among season-ending games between high school football teams that will finish with losing records, this Thursday night edition is intriguing. Both are still just youngsters to the game. The Bearcats of Craighead County are in their first season of playing the sport at the varsity …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball Pittsburgh center fielder and San Diego third baseman Chase Headley were among nine players who won Gold Gloves for the first time. Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy also was in the first-time group. The Orioles were the only team with three winners, with center …

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  • Eagles defeat Bears, improve record to 5-0

    MAMMOTH SPRING — The Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles walloped the Mammoth Spring Bears Tuesday night, winning 84-66 in their first 1A 2-North District game and remaining undefeated. The 5-0 Eagles led 31-29 at halftime, but blew the defending Class 1A state champions away in the second …

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  • Angela Watkins

    CAVE CITY — Angela Marie Watkins, 49, of Cave City died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at her home. Born Nov. 18, 1963, in Marvell, she was the daughter of James Degunion and Charlene Neill. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband of …

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  • Raymond Irvin

    MELBOURNE — Raymond William “Buffalo” Irvin, 70, of Melbourne died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, in Calico Rock. Born Jan. 8, 1942, in Chicago, he was the son of Ray Irvin and Lucille Clevinger Irvin. He was a son, brother, soldier, husband, father, grandfather, provider and …

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