• Tavie Allen

    Octavia “Tavie” Maxwell Allen, 97, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, in Searcy. A memorial service was at 10 a.m. today at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville with the Rev. Nancy McSpadden officiating. Burial was in Mac’s Chapel Cemetery at Sulphur Rock. Pallbearers were Jim …

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  • Roy Akers

    HICKS STATION — Roy Lynn Akers, 66, of Hicks Station died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Born July 20, 1946, he was the son of Roy Franklin Akers and Mary Alice Cotten Akers. Growing up in the Hughes community, he graduated from Forrest City High School …

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  • Hester Hinson – Paid Obituary

    Hester Hinson, 87, of Kokomo, Indiana, joined loved ones in Heaven on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at Golden Living Center. She was born June 8, 1925, in Missouri, the daughter of Eunice and Billy Grady. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. …

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  • Izard County tournament gets rolling in Melbourne

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County teams experienced different results in the opening round of the Izard County Invitational Tournament Saturday in Melbourne as the Cougars defeated the Rural Special Rebels 58-39 and the Salem Lady Greyhounds walloped the Lady Cougars 65-44. Trenton Hatman led the …

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  • Junior Pioneer cagers win, lose

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Batesville teams won and lost here Saturday in the first round of the Mountain Home Junior Invitational Tournament. The Junior Lady Pioneers defeated the Flippin Junior Lady Bobcats 46-22 as Haley Cole fired in 14 points and Summer Strecker added nine. Batesville …

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  • Sports Calendar

    TODAY  High school bowling: Melbourne vs. Flippin at Bull Shoals Lanes, 3:30 p.m. Junior and senior high basketball: Izard County Invitational Tournament at Melbourne — Izard County junior girls vs. Rural Special, 4:30 p.m., Melbourne junior boys vs. Salem, 5:45, Rural Special senior girls vs. …

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  • Super Bowl to provide lots of firsts

    This Super Bowl will be filled with firsts — and one significant last. The Harbaughs, San Francisco’s Jim and Baltimore’s John, will be the first pair of brothers to coach against each other in the NFL title game. Quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers and …

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  • Baseball reflects on Musial, Weaver

    One was born in St. Louis, the other became a star there. Aside from that, Earl Weaver and Stan Musial were about as different as two Hall of Famers could be. “Talk about your odd couple,” said George Vecsey, the longtime sports columnist for The …

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  • Hardy native enjoys doing appraisals for PBS show

    MARLBOROUGH, Mass. -— An old steamer trunk. A $200,000 painting. A copy of the Declaration of Independence. A baby dinosaur skeleton. Hardy native LaGina Austin never knows what she’ll come across while appraising or auctioning antiques and collections. Austin has been an appraiser for “Antiques …

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  • HRA fires felon

    Another one bites the dust. Jim Clark of Searcy was fired from his unspecified post with Health Resources of Arkansas, a quasi-governmental agency with a budget of $22 million per year, by unanimous vote during a special board meeting Thursday. Clark’s position with the agency …

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  • Ash Flat gets beer

    ASH FLAT — Not only can customers get their groceries, oil changed and prescriptions at Walmart as of Thursday they can now get their alcohol too, at least in Ash Flat. The big-box retailer along with the Rebel Station, 4201 Highway 62/412, at Hardy are …

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  • Cave City hires new police chief

    CAVE CITY — The resignation of Cave City Police Chief Aaron Presser was accepted during a special council meeting Monday and Independence County sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Stephens was hired to fill the position, said city Finance Manager/Recorder Krystal Schreiner, who has been moderating council meetings …

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