• 2013 ‘Precap’

    Should auld acquaintance be forgot? How ‘bout the presidential campaign, the 112th Congress and Newsweek magazine? Journalists usually favor year-end recaps of news but as a public service I’m going to focus instead on the glorious months ahead, in this handy precap of 2013: JAN. …

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  • Lyon Classic not hampered by weather

    The Lyon College Classic it set to tip off Friday at James C. Becknell Gymnasium as the Scot women prepare to face two of the best teams in the nation. “This tournament will showcase two nationally ranked teams, so it will be a very big …

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  • Heber Springs Christmas tourney rescheduled

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Heber Springs High School Christmas Tournament originally scheduled for today has been reset for Friday due to the severe weather conditions that affected the state on Christmas Day. The Batesville Lady Pioneers are scheduled to play the Star City Lady Bulldogs …

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  • Baseball Camp slated for Sunday at Lyon

    Former assistant baseball and head softball coach for Lyon College, Jack Peel, will be hosting the Baseball Network Camp at Lyon College on Sunday. Coach Kirk Kelley, along with Lyon College coaches, will assistant Peel. Grades 9-12 will consist of three sessions: Pitchers and catchers …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, December 28 – Saturday, December 29, 2012.

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  • Sports Briefs

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Tim Tebow says he never asked out of running wildcat plays last week, but the New York Jets backup quarterback acknowledges that Rex Ryan may have misunderstood him. Tebow said that he told Ryan last Tuesday that he was “definitely …

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  • Manning, Peterson earn Pro Bowl selections

    NEW YORK (AP) — Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson want to cap their sensational comebacks with Super Bowl appearances. For now, they can be proud of Pro Bowl spots. So can Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, one of two rookies chosen Wednesday for the Jan. …

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  • NBA Briefs

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LeBron James had 27 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, and the Miami Heat handed the Charlotte Bobcats their 16th straight loss, 105-92 on Wednesday night. Dwyane Wade scored 29 points and had nine rebounds as Miami extended its winning streak …

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  • Officials: Everyone stay off roads; Most roads impassable

    Stay home and stay off the roads. That’s the message from Glen Willis, director of Independence County Office of Emergency Management and Independence County Judge Robert Griffin. Most roads are impassable with many areas in the county reporting 12 inches of snow according to Willis. …

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  • Sharp Co. gets 5-12 inches

    ASH FLAT — Snowfall across Sharp County ranged from 5 inches to 12 inches, with the heavier amounts being around Ash Flat and other northern areas of the county, said Judge Larry Brown this morning. He had not heard by mid-morning about any wrecks associated …

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  • 189,000 Entergy customers without power in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Entergy Arkansas says more than 189,000 customers are without power after a Christmas Day winter storm covered the state in snow and ice. The outages comprise more than a quarter of Entergy’s customers statewide. The utility says it’s called in …

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  • 2 motorists killed in snow-related Ark. accident

    ENOLA (AP) — Two passengers in a car traveling on sleet-slickened highway in Faulkner County died when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck an SUV head-on. State police identified the dead as Cloe and Anastasia Meredith of Pangburn. Their ages weren’t known. Sleet …

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