• Lady Pioneers, Yellowjackets hold form in 5A-East

    WYNNE — The Batesville Lady Pioneers and Wynne Yellowjackets held form in first-round finales of the 5A-East District high school basketball schedule. The Lady Pioneers turned back a second-quarter surge by the Lady Yellowjackets to post a 42-31 victory and hold onto fifth-place in the …

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  • Two Trevors key to stopping ‘Bama

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — University of Arkansas Coach Mike Anderson says the two big keys to Alabama’s offense are the Trevors. Trevor Releford is the quick, savvy point guard who has been accurate from 3-point range but is more likely to make a quick beeline …

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  • Other No. 52 hopes to build own legacy

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two of the league’s most imposing inside linebackers both happen to wear No. 52. This story is about the other one. Patrick Willis of the San Francisco 49ers already has done plenty to prove his is the dominant 52 on the …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Smiling, even laughing, at questions about a report linking him to a company that purports to make performance-enhancers, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said Wednesday he “never, ever took” the stuff. Lewis described himself as “agitated,” not angry, that …

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  • Play set for this weekend

    What was life like in Batesville and Independence County during the Civil War? In a readers’ theater play, “War Chronicles II: Independence County’s Civil War,” local actors will help answer that question as they give voice to residents of that era, using personal letters and …

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  • Storms down trees, cause outages

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A large storm system packing high winds, rain and some possible tornadoes tore across several states in the South and central U.S. during the night, blacking out power to thousands, downing trees and damaging homes. One death was reported when a …

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  • Two injured in roll-over crash

    A Pleasant Plains woman was sent to a Little Rock hospital after being thrown from a vehicle during a roll-over crash early Tuesday morning. The driver of the car, who reportedly fled the scene because of outstanding warrants, was also seriously injured, according to police. …

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  • Historian pens book from soldiers’ words

    The author of two “Civil War Chronicles” plays that tell some of the story of the war between the states in Independence County says the plays just scratch the surface of what is known from firsthand accounts. To read about the plays, the second of …

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  • Sounds of Motown coming to Batesville in February

    The sounds of Motown are sure to bring the house down when the Masters of Motown come to the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville next month. The performance will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in Independence Hall. This will be the third …

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  • Woman celebrates 100

    Lela Honkonen always loved music. As a tiny girl she danced on her father’s feet. Her parents, Walter and Etta Hudson, moved from place to place in New Mexico and Texas. The oldest of nine, Honkonen celebrated her 100th birthday last week with a party …

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  • Failure to signal ends in arrest

    When Deputy Anthony Rogers noticed the driver of a white Jeep, later identified as Courtney B. Croft, 24, of Cave Creek Road fail to signal a turn early Tuesday morning he stopped her to discuss the matter. However, the discussion was short before Croft was …

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  • Lyon to host banquet

    The Black Students Association at Lyon College will hold its annual banquet commemorating Black History Month on Feb. 9. The banquet will be at 8 p.m. in the Patterson Dining Room in Edwards Commons. Dwayne Errick Reliford, class of ’94, will be the keynote speaker. …

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