• ICYAA Torpedoes touch wall first in 20 indoor swimming events

    Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes won 20 individual events at an indoor swimming meet at the Lyon College pool on Saturday. Seth Bailey, competing in the 11- and 12-year old division, and Trey Moody, a 9-10 division competitor, led the way for the boys. …

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  • T-wolves advance as Crabtree shuts out Tigers

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves shut out the Pangburn Tigers 10-0 in the quarterfinals of the 2A-2 District Tournament Monday as Cole Crabtree pitched the complete game victory. Crabtree struck out seven and allowed only three walks in six innings. Spencer Reaves led the …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Auto racing RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kevin Harvick won Saturday night’s race at Richmond International Raceway by plowing through traffic on a two-lap sprint to the finish. Juan Pablo Montoya was trying to hold off Harvick for his first win since 2010 when the caution …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding areas for Tuesday, April 30 – Thursday, May 2, 2013.

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  • Goodbye, Possum

    They just don’t make ’em like the Possum any more. I’ve had a lot of good memories with those “old country” singers, George Jones, Conway Twitty, Don Williams, Johnny Cash and company. On Saturday mornings, my mom would pop an eight-track into the 1970s console …

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  • Dinner at the White House

    Each year, journalists, politicians and celebrities gather with the president for a few hours of fun at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington. At this year’s event, held April 27, Conan O’Brien was the guest speaker. Conan was quick to offer praise for the …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    You be the judge on wastefulness Dear editor: Wasted tax dollars. Why is the city wasting our tax dollars every day? Who is afraid of who? You see it every day. We are living day to day on Social Security checks, Medicare and welfare checks. …

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  • St. John honored for 50 years with city of Batesville

    Batesville’s street superintendent “who can fix anything” and is on the streets checking things out at 5:30 every morning isn’t going anywhere, but he was recognized Thursday for his 50th year of work for the city he loves. “I ran the municipal swimming pool for …

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  • Suspect dies in confrontation with police

    MELBOURNE — A shooting that injured a wife ended with the death of the husband after a manhunt took place in Izard County over the weekend.

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  • Stoplight almost a ‘GO’

    SOUTHSIDE — Plans for a stoplight to be located at the intersection of Highway 167 and Scott Drive in front of the Southside School District are nearly complete, according to Superintendent Roger Rich. The school is partnering with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department for …

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  • Soldier brothers die in same Korean battle

    In 1951 Alfred Barnett was 15 years old and plowing a field on his family’s farm when he saw the dust from a car coming toward their house. It was a Western Union driver with a telegram for his father, George. In 1951, no military …

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  • Man jailed for assault

    A Batesville man is in jail after he allegedly pushed his wife after becoming upset. Police were dispatched at 7:30 p.m. Friday to a Rounds Road residence and spoke with a woman who said she had arrived home where her husband, William Jason Garrison, 37, …

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