• From aviation to solar energy; UACCB finds training opportunities

    From aviation to solar energy, as division chairwoman for Community and Technical Education, Kathleen McNamee works to deliver various training programs at University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville. McNamee has been the lead training coordinator at UACCB since January 1998 and was instrumental in …

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  • Mobility impaired youth take part in hunt at White River NWR

    SAINT CHARLES — The first two weekends of each December, 10 youth and five mobility impaired hunters who have been randomly selected participate in a “once in a lifetime deer hunt” on the Cooks Lake area of White River National Wildlife Refuge, said Holly Bounds …

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  • Lyon holds No. 23 in poll; game with No. 1 Texans looms

    Lyon Sports Information KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With a home showdown with No. 1-ranked Lubbock Christian University (Texas) coming up later this month, the Lyon College women’s basketball team held steady at No. 23 in this week’s NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 …

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  • When everything goes wrong — blame the boyfriend

    I’ve finally moved into my new home. The house had sat for a couple of years with no one living in it, so I expected there might be some issues and I was totally prepared for them — or so I thought. The faucet in …

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  • Secular Humanists bid all a ‘Merry un-Christmas’

    That “most wonderful time of the year” has arrived, and with it, most predictably, another round of attacks (yawn) by Secular Humanists doing their best to destroy the season by removing the Christ child from the creche. Yes, these are the same people who think …

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  • British nurse hoaxed by radio prank, commits suicide – Totally unthinkable?

    How could she possibly do it? How could nurse 46-year-old Jacintha Saldanha possibly take her own life after two Australian radio DJs using bad accents crank-called a hospital in Great Britain, and tricked her on the air into transferring them to get confidential information on …

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  • Bomb in Harrison safely disabled

    HARRISON (AP) — A bomb squad safely disabled a pipe bomb after evacuating Harrison’s City Hall as a precaution. Authorities say a woman found the device in her home Thursday and brought it to the police department, which is adjacent to City Hall. A bomb …

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  • Hector elementary burns in overnight fire

    HECTOR (AP) — Authorities say firefighters have contained a blaze that broke out overnight at an elementary school in Pope County. Authorities say the fire was reported at Hector Elementary School at about 10 p.m. Thursday. The blaze was contained by more than 100 firefighters …

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  • Roy Hogans

    Roy Lee Hogans, 20, of Batesville died Dec. 5, 2012. Born Jan. 7, 1992, in Jasper, Ala., he was the son of Roy B. and Lori Ann Davis Hogans. Survivors include his father of Florida; his mother of Batesville; his grandparents, Bobby and Emma Hogans …

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  • Tennessee OL coach joins Razorbacks

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — New  University of Arkansas coach Bret Bielema says Tennessee offensive line coach Sam Pittman is joining the Razorbacks, where he will have the same job. Bielema announced the hiring Thursday, a day after Tennessee’s Jim Chaney came on board as offensive coordinator …

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  • Hamilton signs with Angels for $125M, 5 years

    LOS ANGELES — For the second straight year, the biggest bat on the free-agent market is headed to the high-rolling Angels. Josh Hamilton agreed to a $125 million, five-year contract with Los Angeles on Thursday, leaving the AL West rival Texas Rangers and becoming the …

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  • Ark. Tech hires new coach

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — Arkansas Tech University has announced the hiring of Raymond Monica as the new head coach of the Wonder Boys. Monica comes to ATU from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania where his teams went 45-34 from 2006 through 2012. Monica replaces former ATU Coach …

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