• BJHS boys win in Cave City

    CAVE CITY — Batesville Junior High boys basketball teams swept here Tuesday night, winning 36-5 in a seventh-grade game and 45-35 in eighth-grade action. The Junior Pioneer seventh-graders improved to 2-1 as Ronnie Jeffrey scored nine points. The local eighth-graders improved to 2-0 as Taylor …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball NEW YORK (AP) — Marvin Miller, the union boss who won free agency for baseball players in 1975, ushering in an era of multimillion-dollar contracts and athletes who switch teams at the drop of a batting helmet, died Tuesday at 95. He had …

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  • Pirates dominate Mustangs in 1A 2-South contest

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Concord Pirates dominated the Midland Mustangs Tuesday in a 1A 2-South District game, improving to 3-0 in the district and 11-1 overall. The Pirates led 19-8, 36-20 and 25-12 at the quarter breaks. Jacob Roark led the Pirates with 31 points …

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  • Kenneth Roddy

    BROCKWELL — Kenneth Wade Roddy, 70, of Brockwell died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Melbourne. Born Sept. 28, 1942, in Newburg, he was the son of Marvin and Cornelia Yancey Roddy. He was united in marriage to Joan Roller on April 27, 1963, in Coeur …

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  • Lou Taylor

    HARDY — Lula Vaughn “Lou” Taylor, 81, of Hardy died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at her home. Born June 18, 1931, in Monette, she was the daughter of Joe and Barbara Stevens Slayton. Survivors include two sons, Jerry Taylor and Mike Taylor; three daughters, Carol …

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  • Nathaniel “Verdell” Hodge – Paid Obituary

    Nathaniel “Verdell” Hodge, 93, of Gainesboro, Arkansas, died Sunday, November 25, 2012, at a local hospital. He was born August 30, 1919, in Mount Pleasant, Arkansas, and was the son of Dean Hodge and Molly Conners Hodge. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World …

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  • Alma Lee Wilkins Evans – Paid Obituary

    Alma Lee Wilkins Evans, 87, died November 17, 2012, at Hospice Home Care Inpatient Center in Little Rock. She was born in Batesville, Arkansas, on June 2, 1925, to the late Iva and Arthur Wilkins. She is preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Nichols …

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  • S-side teachers use literacy grants for classroom items

    SOUTHSIDE — Two Southside School District teachers will now be able to do a little more to promote literacy in their classrooms thanks to $500 grants each received by First Community Bank. Although several deserving proposals were submitted, two were selected by a team of …

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  • Walmsley excited to take on new challenge

    Batesville’s longest practicing attorney will soon make a career change: This time as a judge. Last week, Gov. Mike Beebe appointed Bill Walmsley to the Arkansas Court of Appeals to fill the vacancy left by Judge Josephine Hart, another former Batesville attorney who will become …

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  • Criminal justice instructor arrested

    Homer Solis knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. Literally. Monday morning the criminal justice instructor was arrested on several charges including a failure-to-appear warrant and issued citations for speeding, driving on a suspended license and carrying a weapon. Solis teaches at …

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  • Cannonball found in river may be relic of Civil War

    Carl Prince of Greers Ferry knew exactly what he had found when he saw a small cannonball in shallow water below Lock & Dam No. 1 at Batesville back in the summer when water levels were low. He just didn’t know what era it was …

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  • Trucking company hit hard by burglars

    A trucking company owned by Ricky Gould of Floral was hit in a burglary that occurred sometime over the Thanksgiving holiday, according to Independence County Deputy Michael Moody who was dispatched to the company Saturday morning. Gould reportedly told police that he locked his shop …

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