• Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, February 4 – Thursday, February 7, 2013.

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  • Visitors win opening series against Scot diamondmen

    Scots delivered big hits on Friday, but not Saturday. That was Coach Tony Roepcke’s review of Lyon College’s season-opening weekend. The Scots won 9-4 on Friday. Saturday, the visiting Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles swept, winning 5-3 in a scheduled 9-inning contest and 7-0 in the 7-inning …

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  • Pirates record second straight 30-win season

    GREERS FERRY — Jacob Roark scored 23 points and added six assists as the Concord Pirates defeated the West Side Greers Ferry Eagles 64-57 to finish 1A 2-South District play unbeaten and recorded their second 30-win season. They are 14-0 in the district and 30-5 …

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  • Rams battle by Pioneers in Batesville

    The return trip though the 5A-East District basketball schedule began Friday night and, though it was the same story for Batesville High, there was a different feel. The Paragould Lady Rams, the defending district champions, defeated the Batesville Lady Pioneers 41-23 in Pioneer Gym, but …

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  • Ravens win blackout-blowout-shootout Super Bowl

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For a Super Bowl with so many story lines, this game came up with quite a twist. Try a blackout that turned a blowout into a shootout — capped by a brilliant defensive stand. The Baltimore Ravens survived a frenzied comeback …

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  • House to take up 2 abortion restrictions

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas House is considering legislation that would ban abortions at the 20th week of a pregnancy and a proposal to ban the procedure from being covered in the insurance exchange created under the federal health care law. The House today …

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  • ‘Superproject’ alters Ark. session agenda

    LITTLE ROCK — A veiled reference to a “superproject” took up only a couple of sentences when Gov. Mike Beebe laid out his legislative agenda for 2013 last month. Now that it’s been revealed as a $1.1 billion steel mill, it has altered the agenda …

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  • Police investigate death of former businessman

    The discovery of the body of 83-year-old Homer “H.D.” Bailey on the back porch of his home on Alta Vista in the College Heights area Thursday has many of his long-time neighbors in shock. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said this morning that Bailey’s body …

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  • Closet: More than just clothes

    Clothes don’t make the man, but in junior high, a time when appearances sometimes leave a lasting impression, they can make the student. What began as a donation to help a family with three children after a house fire left them with only the clothes …

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  • World War II vets receive medals

    LITTLE ROCK — Almost 70 years after France was liberated from Germany, two World War II veterans from Arkansas were recognized for their service. Gov. Mike Beebe hosted a French medal ceremony at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Conference Room, State Capitol. Beatrice Moore of …

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  • Walmart limiting ammo sales due to supply issues

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — The world’s largest retailer is limiting U.S. ammunition sales to three boxes of shells per day, per customer. Walmart said Thursday the restriction is in place because the supply of ammunition has become tight. Ashley Hardie, a spokeswoman for the Bentonville-based company, …

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  • Shot man tries to assault copter crew, transported by ambulance

    Newport — A Newport man who was shot Wednesday night tried to assault a member of a medical helicopter crew so instead was transported by an ambulance, said Lt. Patrick Weatherford with the Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. Officers were dispatched to Harris Hospital …

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