• Alcohol ordinance adopted in Cave City

    CAVE CITY — The city of Cave City now has an “alcohol ordinance” outlining policies and procedures for businesses to follow should any wish to sell alcohol in the city, and its adoption did not come a moment too soon — one business posted a …

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  • Girl found dead at home; foul play not suspected

    EVENING SHADE — A 13-year-old girl found unresponsive at 6:22 a.m. Tuesday at an Evening Shade residence was pronounced dead at the scene by Sharp County Coroner Doug Wortham, said Sheriff Mark Counts. Evening Shade first responders, Spring River Ambulance personnel, the Arkansas State Police …

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  • Burge appointed

    CAVE CITY — Longtime alderman and businessman Ron Burge was appointed mayor Tuesday during a one-hour, 45-minute executive session of the Cave City Council, said city Finance Manager/Recorder Krystal Schreiner, who has been moderating meetings in the absence of a mayor. Three candidates applied for …

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  • Chase ends in arrest

    When Deputy Ernie Gillihan sees a driver breaking the speed limit, he naturally stops the driver. That was his intent around 10 a.m. Tuesday when he saw a white car travelling 42 miles per hour in a 25-mph zone in the vicinity of Eighth and …

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  • Shoplifter arrested

    An 18-year-old Batesville man was arrested on shoplifting charges after he was reportedly observed taking several items from the Batesville Walmart store without paying for them. Walmart employee Ryan Martin told Deputy Mike Price that around 4 p.m. Sunday, Kruz W. Roberts of Lyon Street …

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  • Freezing rain possible

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says freezing rain is possible in parts of Arkansas tonight and Thursday night as a frontal boundary moves into the state. Forecasters say light freezing drizzle is possible late today in northern Arkansas, particularly near the Missouri …

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  • Melbourne needs new coach

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board will hold a special meeting at 6 tonight in the administration office board room for the purpose of hiring a new head football coach. Former coach Clinton Gore retired at the end of last year.

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  • Lady Pioneers win in Forrest City

    FORREST CITY — The Batesville Lady Pioneers survived the Forrest City Lady Mustangs’ full-court pressure and came home Tuesday night with a 57-52, 5A-East District basketball victory. “They are going to pressure you the minute you step on the court and, for the most part, …

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  • Nine local gymnasts net all-around titles

    PINE BLUFF — Nine Stars & Stripes Gymnastic Center athletes won individual championships and two teams placed second here last weekend at the Yankee Doodle Dandy Meet. The local center’s Level 4 squad finished second and was the most decorated with four all-around champs. Of …

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  • T-wolves remain undefeated in 2A-2 District play

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves stretched their undefeated 2A-2 District record to 12-0 by defeating the Cotter Warriors 81-56 Tuesday as Cade Crabtree scored 29 points. Other top scorers for Cedar Ridge included Spencer Reaves, with 22 points and Cole Crabtree, who chipped in …

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  • Hogs’ Young adjusting to expanded role

    FAYETTEVILLE — One of BJ Young’s reasons for returning to Arkansas for his sophomore season was to improve as an overall playmaker. The Razorbacks guard has done just that so far this season, nearly doubling his assists total while facing defenses that are geared to …

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  • Sports Calendar

    TODAY High school bowling: Norfork vs. Southside at Hollywood Bowl, 3:30 p.m. Junior and senior high basketball: Izard County Invitational Tournament semifinals at Melbourne — Melbourne junior girls vs. Cave City, 4:30 p.m., Cave City junior boys vs. Salem, 5:45, Cave City senior girls vs. …

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