• Pot legalization no free ride to smoke

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Young voters helped pass laws legalizing marijuana in Washington and Colorado, but many still won’t be able to light up. Most universities have codes of conduct banning marijuana use, and they get millions of dollars in funding from the federal government, …

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  • Ruth Cloward

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Ruth Cloward, 80, of Pleasant Plains died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in a Batesville nursing home. Born Sept. 5, 1932, at Brinkley, she was the daughter of Buster and Lucille Howard. She was retired and was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include …

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  • Thomas Lee “Junior” Coe – Paid Obituary

    Thomas Lee “Junior” Coe, 87, of Batesville died Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at White River Medical Center. He was born in Jackson County near Elgin on March 31, 1925, and was the son of Thomas Lee Coe and Cora Belle Winston Coe. He worked and …

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  • Pioneers break skid with win in Newport

    NEWPORT — The Batesville Pioneers broke through here Thursday night in the Medallion Classic, defeating the Augusta Red Devils 67-57 as senior Joe Mourer scored a career-high 37 points. It was the Pioneers first high school basketball victory of the season and their first under …

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  • Lady ’Katz rally past Cavewomen

    CAVE CITY — The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz squeaked out a victory Thursday in a non-district high school basketball contest, outscoring the Cave City Cavewomen 10-5 in the final quarter for a 48-47 decision. The loss was the first of the season for the Cavewomen. They …

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  • BJHS girls sweep Highland

    Batesville swept Highland in junior girls basketball games Thursday night in Pioneer Gym. In the varsity nightcap, the Junior Lady Pioneers won 37-10 as Madison Stave scored 12 points and Haley Cole added eight. Batesville led 17-2, 25-6 and 37-6 at the quarter breaks. “I …

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  • Bulldogs, Cardinals picked to win state football crowns – Cards favored over Pioneers by 34-28 score

    FAYETTEVILLE — Bentonville and Fayetteville will once again make themselves at home in Little Rock’s War Memorial Stadium on Saturday night. The two Class 7A powerhouses will meet for the third straight year in the state championship game, ensuring that a West District representative will …

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  • Basketball Briefs

    MIAMI (AP) — The NBA plans to make San Antonio pay for resting four starters. The Miami Heat almost didn’t. Ray Allen’s 3-pointer with 22.6 seconds left gave Miami the lead, LeBron James finished with 23 points and the Heat rallied late to beat the …

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  • McCready back in court

    MELBOURNE — This time, like the last, Mindy McCready left the Izard County Courthouse a happy woman. On Wednesday, the country singer was once again back in court, almost one year to the day after her last appearance. The two-hour hearing before Judge Lee Wisdom …

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  • County losing tax revenue

    In the last five months, Independence County has seen a 7-percent decline in sales tax revenue, announced Independence County Judge Robert Griffin in Tuesday’s Independence County Quorum Court budget committee meeting and he didn’t understand why. He was echoed by Independence County Treasurer Bob Treadway, …

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  • Police have suspect in Bethesda Road jewelry theft

    Kayla and Isaac Stites of Bethesda found out Wednesday that all the work they had put into packing their belongings in preparation for a move was in vain when they came home and found most of it dumped out or stolen. “Isaac advised he left …

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  • Water plant to get repairs

    Some of the Batesville water treatment plant’s controls are outdated and badly in need of repair. Tuesday night the city council approved an ordinance to waive competitive bidding and authorize the water department to contract for electrical repairs on the water treatment plant control system. …

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