• Billie Porter

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Billie Louise Tripp Porter, 85, of Columbia, Mo., formerly of Batesville, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Central Avenue United Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul Seay officiating and the Rev. Roger Hook speaking. …

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  • Juanita Ruddell

    SEARCY — Juanita Ruddell, 88, of Searcy died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at Searcy. Survivors include several nephews and nieces in Missouri and California and Olen Ruddell of Macks and Atlas Ruddell of Searcy. She was preceded in death by her parents; several brothers and …

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  • Alma Lee Wilkins Evans – Paid Obituary

    Alma Lee Wilkins Evans, 87, of Little Rock died November 17, 2012, at Hospice Home Care Inpatient Center. 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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  • RG3 dazzles in Texas debut; Redskins win 38-31

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Robert Griffin III will always be RG3. That didn’t stop Washington coach Mike Shanahan from trying something a little different after his rookie quarterback was equal parts sparkling and steady in his Texas debut. The Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor threw …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Boxing SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Famed Puerto Rican boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho is clinically brain dead, doctors said Thursday, but family members disagreed over whether to take him off life support, and two of the fighter’s aunts said that relatives had agreed to …

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  • Black Friday: Shoppers crowd stores

    Pandemonium — as was expected for the Black Friday sales that actually began Thursday evening. Cars overflowed into the Eagle Mountain Shopping Center for the highly anticipated Walmart sale. According to one witness, police were on hand at Walmart Thursday night to control customers trying …

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  • Walmsley appointed

    A Batesville attorney has been appointed to the Arkansas Court of Appeals, one of several appointments made by Gov. Mike Beebe as he fills several judicial vacancies created by election, retirement and resignation. Bill H. Walmsley’s appointment to the Court of Appeals expires Dec. 31, …

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  • LawCo. resident recalls hijacking 40 years later

    Editor’s note: Nov. 10 marked the 40th anniversary since the hijacking of Southern Airways Flight 49, of which Harold Johnson of Walnut Ridge was copilot. Hijackers attempted to kill Johnson, who dove behind a seat, receiving a bullet in his arm rather than in his …

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  • Tom Milburn

    SALEM — Jerome Thomas “Tom” Milburn, 82, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, in Salem. Born Sept. 10, 1930, he was the son of H.R. Milburn and Edna Whitaker. He was a 1948 graduate of Amory, Miss., High School. He was united in marriage to Julie …

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  • Ednas Reynolds

    MELBOURNE — Ednas Marie Rhodes Reynolds, 91, of Melbourne died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, in Calico Rock. Born Oct. 27, 1921, in Jumbo, she was the daughter of John Franklin Rhodes and Florence Clark Rhodes. She was united in marriage to Delbert Reynolds. She was …

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  • Black Friday shoppers out earlier

    This year’s Black Friday shoppers were split into two distinct groups: those who wanted to fall into a turkey-induced slumber and those who’d rather shop instead. Stores typically open in the wee hours of the morning on the day after Thanksgiving that’s named Black Friday …

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  • Burglaries, thefts reported in area

    Burglars passed up a couple of TVs and a DVD player, but took other items with a total value of about $2,680 when they broke into Jessica King’s home near Cushman Tuesday. Cushman Marshal John Carroll said he was dispatched to King’s residence around 5:30 …

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