• Carmouche leads Tigers past Hogs

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Charles Carmouche is now in the twilight of a 5-year, 3-college basketball odyssey and making every bit of playing time count. Carmouche scored a career-high 26 points, helping LSU hold on for a 65-60 victory over Arkansas after the Tigers …

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  • Report: Reason for fatal plane crash involving coach, others undetermined

    PERRYVILLE (AP) — A National Transportation Safety Board report says investigators were unable to pinpoint the exact cause of the plane crash that killed Oklahoma State women’s basketball coach Kurt Budke and three others. The probable cause report, released Wednesday, says investigators could not determine …

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  • Football Briefs

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alex Smith quietly stayed behind the scenes after losing his job and watched from the sideline as San Francisco returned to the Super Bowl for the first time in 18 years. Yet the No. 1 overall draft pick from 2005 did …

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  • Donald Ford

    POCAHONTAS — Donald Ford, 75, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Survivors include a son, Mike Ford of Pocahontas; a daughter, Kim Hutsell of Pocahontas; two grandchildren, Madison Hutsell and Brandon Ford; a great-grandchild, Allie Ford; and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death …

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  • Letter to the editor

    One man’s trash is another’s treasure Dear editor: Hello. My name is Jeffery Pender. In response to the letter from Mr. McGuffey in Friday’s paper about the online sale sites, I agree that some of the stuff on some of the sites should be thrown …

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  • 2013 State of the City address

    Tonight I come before you to deliver my State of the City address. 2012 saw its share of challenges for our city but the successes continued moving our community forward. First and foremost, your city operated within its budget constraints and its financial condition is …

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  • Essay finalists named

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Better Business Bureau Center for Character Ethics, the character education initiative of the Better Business Bureau, has announced the finalists in the 2013 Statewide Laws of Life Essay Contest. The statewide contest is open to winners of local Laws of …

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  • Students, officials voice opinions on changes to lottery scholarship

    Oakley Davis wants to attend the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, but a bill changing the amounts of Arkansas’ lottery-funded college scholarship program may have the Southside High School senior looking elsewhere for his degree. The Senate on Monday passed the legislation in a 34-0 …

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  • Newport baby shot, killed

    NEWPORT — A 1-year-old infant was killed in Newport and a woman was in critical condition following a shooting shortly after 3 this morning. Arkansas State Police said that Newport officers received a 911 call from the woman, according to a published report. As of …

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  • Angry couple charged with abuse

    A local couple allegedly told police that their fight at a local motel Monday night came after a bout of drinking at a local club and a slandering remark about a family member. Deputies were sent to the motel around 10:45 p.m. regarding a man …

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  • Teams needed for HSIC Trivia Game Night

    The Humane Society of Independence County will host its third annual Trivia Game Night fundraiser and “Spay-ghetti” dinner March 23 at the Fellowship Bible Church on Main Street in Batesville. The doors will open at 5 p.m., with a spaghetti dinner including garlic bread, salad …

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  • Suspect in assault ID’d in lineup

    Two photo lineups have positively identified the man who assaulted two customers at a local business last week, according to an affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Brian Luetschwager. “On Feb. 21 Deputy Aaron Moody responded to a call of a fight in progress …

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