• Arnold D. Brandt – Paid Obituary

    Arnold D. Brandt, 73, of Batesville, born October 14, 1939, in Bremington, Washington, to parents, Robert and Lois Brandt, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2012. He was a member of Faith-Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a …

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  • Don McSpadden – Paid Obituary

    Donald Leon “Don” McSpadden, age 72, of Cave City died Saturday, December 1, 2012, at a Batesville hospital. He was born September 18, 1940, to Thomas Earl and Georgia “Rowlett” McSpadden in Bethesda, Arkansas. He was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in …

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  • Pedestrian killed while crossing hwy.

    SMACKOVER (AP) — Arkansas State Police say a Smackover woman is dead after she was hit while walking across a highway in Union County. State police say the deadly collision happened Monday night on Arkansas 7. A preliminary report says 51-year-old Melinda K. Taylor was …

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  • Giants-Redskins game looks as wild as NFC East race

    LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — A fumble by Robert Griffin III turned into a Washington Redskins touchdown and a fumble by teammate Alfred Morris that led to a melee of leg-pulling followed by a kick to the midsection and something dangerously close to a stomp. The …

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  • Sports Briefs

    College football NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Manziel and Manti Te’o are in position to make Heisman Trophy history. Manziel, the redshirt freshman quarterback from Texas A&M, and Te’o, Notre Dame’s star linebacker, along with Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, were invited Monday to attend …

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  • McIlroy wins PGA’s top player award

    LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Rory McIlroy sure didn’t feel like the PGA Tour player of the year when he arrived at Kiawah Island for the final major of the year. He had missed three cuts, had not contended in a major and had only …

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  • Mom metes punishment for teen at intersection

    Dawana Blake took an alternative approach to disciplining her 14-year-old son when he was caught selling prescription drugs at a Cave City school. The boy was forced to stand at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville Friday morning wearing a sign …

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  • Fire ruled as arson

    When Independence County Deputy Bobby Woods responded to a fire call on Dry Run Circle Sunday afternoon he found the Ruddell Hill Fire Department battling a blaze that eventually destroyed an unoccupied camper trailer. Woods said he spoke with Lee Ivory, who was standing nearby …

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  • Search under way for former Izard Co. man

    HARRISON — A shooting in northern Arkansas left one man injured while a manhunt got under way for another over the weekend. Boone County Sheriff Danny Hickman said that around 5:30 p.m. Saturday 27-year-old Phillip Ray Engles robbed the 65 Treasures store south of Bellefonte …

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  • Christmas play free to public

    Believers Community Church will present a free play to the public called “Clueless at Christmas” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday in their chapel located at 3645 N. St. Louis St. The full length comedy/mystery is produced by special arrangement …

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  • Lyon sets Christmas concert

    Lyon College will host a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Brown Chapel in which the Batesville Choral Society will join the Lyon College Concert Chorale for the program. The featured works include Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and John Rutter’s arrangement of “The Twelve Days of …

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  • New officers appointed to LEPC

    Tony Younger, deputy director of the Independence County Office of Emergency Management, will be the new president of Independence County Local Emergency Planning Committee in 2013. Younger will replace Roy Pendergrass, who is stepping down for health reasons and has served on the committee since …

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