• Pioneers sweep district-opening doubleheader

    PARAGOULD — Right on time, the Batesville Pioneers got back in the win column. Wednesday evening, after two straight non-conference losses, the Pioneers swept the Paragould Rams in a 5A-East District-opening doubleheader, winning 8-2 and 9-4. It was an efficient performance, Batesville Coach Mark Rush …

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  • Lady Cougars wallop Izard County Invitational foes

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Lady Cougars blew away their softball competition as they shut out the Mountain View Lady Yellowjackets and crushed the Highland Lady Rebels Wednesday in the Izard County Invitational Tournament. Molly Taylor pitched the complete seven innings, striking out 12 and …

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  • Viola Longhorns win 2 in tourney

    BROCKWELL — In the Izard County Invitational Tournament on Wednesday, the Melbourne Bearkatz defeated the Izard County Cougars 11-1 and the Viola Longhorns shut out Melbourne 8-0 and Izard County 14-0 in this round-robin tournament. No other details were available by press time.

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  • Mustangs slate home run derby

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland baseball team is sponsoring a home run derby Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Midland baseball and softball fields in Pleasant Plains, according to a news release from Midland Coach Donnie Branscum. The derby will be split into a high …

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  • A&M wins on first try in SEC Tournament

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Texas A&M Coach Billy Kennedy says he planned to play Elston Turner no matter what. Turns out his senior guard had the same plan, even with his broken left pinkie. Turner scored 22 points even with some of his left fingers …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LeBron James scored 27 points and the Miami Heat became the fourth team to win at least 20 consecutive games in a season, rallying to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 98-94 on Wednesday night. Dwyane Wade added 21 as the Heat …

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  • WRAAA hires executive director

    Jeff Schuman has been hired as the executive director at White River Area Agency on Aging, according to a news release. Schuman comes to Batesville from Okmulgee, Okla., where he served as executive director of the Deep Fork Community Action Foundation for 17 years. He …

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  • Board recommends commutation

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Parole Board is recommending a sentence commutation for a man with multiple convictions in three counties. The board announced its recommendations, which are non-binding and will be forwarded to Gov. Mike Beebe’s office for a final decision. The board is …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, March 14 – Friday, March 15, 2013.

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  • David Martin

    PLEASANT PLAINS — David L. Martin, 55, of Pleasant Plains died Monday, March 11, 2013, at his home. Born March 19, 1957, in Searcy, he was the son of Zedd L. and Patsy McLaughlan Martin. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his mother …

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  • St. Patrick’s celebration at MITM

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Music in the Mountains Show in Horseshoe Bend will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a lineup of guests at 6 p.m. Saturday. Cameron Reeves of Salem will clog to several fast-paced songs. Shavers performs regularly at the Ozark Folk Center in …

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  • District fair stays in Izard Co., for now – State rep pulls bill to allow time to study situation

    2016. The decision has been made to keep the North Central Arkansas District Fair at its current location until an interim study can determine if a change of location would be best. Izard County Fair Board President Kenya Wyatt said the decision was made to …

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