• Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial dies at age 92

    ST. LOUIS — No last name necessary. A slew of batting titles. Corkscrew stance. Humble. A gentleman. All-around good guy. Stan the Man. Stanley Frank Musial, the St. Louis Cardinals star who was one of the greatest players in the history of baseball, died Saturday. …

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  • Cougars show they are still top cats in AMC

    The Columbia Cougars still have their jaws locked on the American Midwest Conference basketball crowns. The 2-time defending champion women’s and men’s teams held off second-half charges by Lyon in Becknell Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon, and now the representatives from Columbia, Mo., stand alone atop …

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  • Nettleton sweeps BHS in 5A-East contests

    JONESBORO — Nettleton swept Batesville in 5A-East District high school basketball games here Friday night, with the Lady Raiders winning 42-32 in a defensive struggle and the Raiders routing the Pioneers 60-28. Fast starts, though they looked considerably different, were the name of the game. …

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  • Burge reappointed to state board

    LITTLE ROCK — Justin Burge of Batesville has been reappointed to the Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee. He represents Judicial District 16. His term will expire Jan. 14, 2017. Gov. Mike Beebe announced the appointment along with several others on Friday. Cecil Alexander of Heber …

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  • Council has light agenda

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall to adopt rules of procedure for the council and an ordinance to waive competitive bidding on certain items, as is routine. The agenda also includes a resolution for the chamber to apply …

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  • County bee rescheduled

    The Independence County Spelling Bee will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College of Batesville. The event, which had to be rescheduled to due inclement weather, is open to the public.

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  • Board to honor LEGO team

    The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the high school cafeteria. Agenda items include recognition board members and Central Magnet Elementary LEGO robotics team, construction and curriculum updates as well as need for an executive session for the superintendent’s annual evaluation. …

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  • Highway work public meeting set for Thursday in Cave City

    CAVE CITY — The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department will hold a public involvement meeting in Cave City to discuss plans for improvements to Highway 167 from County Road 80 to the south of Cave City, said Jeff Whatley, public information officer. The meeting …

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  • Berneice Murphy

    WILLIFORD — Berneice Emma Murphy, 92, of Williford died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, in an Ash Flat nursing home. Born Jan. 1, 1921, in Fort Wayne, Ind., she was the daughter of Allen and Emma Hausman Tapscott. She was united in marriage to Arthur Frantz …

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  • Betty Riley

    Betty Carolyn Jackson Stone Riley, 67, of Batesville died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at her home. Born Nov. 11, 1945, in Hope, she was the daughter of John Thomas Jackson and Nancy Jane Simpson Jackson. She was the bookkeeper, accountant, business manager and co-owner and …

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  • Lou Joyner

    Lou Joyner, 78, of Batesville died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born Feb. 24, 1934, in Judsonia, she was the daughter of Henry Harry and Lucye Morgan Hubach. She was an interior decorator and a member of First United Methodist Church in …

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  • Bobby Hatfield

    Bobby G. Hatfield, 53, of Batesville died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born Dec. 26, 1959, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of Gussie Lee Leslie Hatfield and Mable Lee Crossen Hatfield. Survivors include his wife, Vicki Hatfield; a son, Robert …

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