• Michael Espy

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Michael L. Gene Espy, 32, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Batesville, died Dec. 13, 2012, in Florida. Born Nov. 27, 1980, in Searcy, he was the son of Jim Espy and Dorothy “Sissy” Tosh Espy Myers. He was a former …

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  • Beulah Irene Conyers – Paid Obituary

    Beulah Irene Conyers, daughter of Charlie Ewing and Euna Blanche McSpadden Conyers, was born on February 18, 1917, in Mount Pleasant, Arkansas. She departed this life on December 17, 2012, at the age of 95 years and 10 months. She was a member of the …

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  • Conway man charged in forgery attempt

    A wanted Conway man was captured after a local clerk called police about him trying to pass suspicious checks Oct. 23. Shannon Fitzpatrick of Merrill Check Cashing service, 1009 Batesville Blvd., told police that a man, later identified as Ricky Lee Lynch, 29, of Conway, …

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  • Duke shows No. 1 form to Cornell

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Seth Curry scored 20 points, Mason Plumlee added 18 and No. 1 Duke reeled off 23 straight points in an 88-47 rout of Cornell on Wednesday night. Freshman Rasheed Sulaimon added 16 points and Quinn Cook had a career-high 12 assists …

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  • No. 1 Stanford slips by No. 21 South Carolina

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike totaled 21 points and 15 rebounds, Mikaela Ruef hit a tiebreaking basket with 53 seconds left and No. 1 Stanford held on to beat No. 21 South Carolina 53-49 on Wednesday night. The Cardinal (10-0) came cross-country to face …

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  • Traditional Christmas not possible for everyone

    Not everyone will be waking up on Christmas morning and opening presents with their family. There are many in the community who must work, don’t have a family, are hospitalized or incarcerated and Christmas will have to be celebrated wherever they are and with whomever …

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  • HRA board hires chairman as CEO – Clark is out; Mitchum is in

    SEARCY — Health Resources of Arkansas has a new CEO — again. And this one will be working for a mere $28,000 a year. This time, the change is at the direction of the Arkansas Department of Human Services which helps fund programs with the …

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  • Fire destroys house at Southside

    SOUTHSIDE — A possible explosion in Southside this morning has left one person without a home, according to the Independence County Office of Emergency Services. OEM director Glen Willis said a call came into 911 between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. about a fire at 100 …

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  • Four gamble, lose on store

    Gambling turned out to be a losing proposition for four people charged with operating a gambling house at Southside. Felony arrest warrants have been issued for 39-year-old William Graveline of 230 Edgar Road; Jacob A. Brannon, 38, of 306 N. Rainey St., Cave City; John …

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  • Man pleads to murder of two

    NEWPORT — Gary Paul Henley of Weldon in Jackson County was sentenced during a punishment hearing Tuesday to 70 years in prison by Circuit Judge Harold Erwin for the murders of his aunt and uncle in 2010, Prosecutor Henry Boyce said. Henley, 43, was sentenced …

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  • 2 juveniles arrested in Harrison school threats

    HARRISON (AP) — Harrison police have arrested two juveniles for threatening to blow up two schools there. Police on Tuesday said a person at Harrison Junior High found a note that contained a bomb threat after dismissal on Monday. Police watched surveillance video and developed …

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  • Stereo system taken from truck

    A Jensen stereo system, 300-watt Kicker amplifier and speakers, Proline under-seat speaker box, GPS unit and a toy airsoft Black Ops 1911 style pistol, all valued at $1,350, was stolen from a vehicle parked at a local parts store. Jordan Mohlke said he parked his …

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