• Philanthropist John Hammons dies

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — John Q. Hammons’ first business went bust, saddling him with debt. Yet the son of a poor Missouri dairy farmer paid it off within two years and turned his sights to hotels, the cornerstone of what would become a national real estate …

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  • North, South split in inaugural ‘Stars of Pitch’ soccer event

    The inaugural NCA “Stars of the Pitch” All-Star Classic provided particularly pleasing moments for a couple of local connections with soccer. Batesville Pioneer Mario Garcia scored a goal and assisted on another to help the North All-Stars defeat the South All-Stars 4-1 at Huser Field …

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  • UCA bound for Starkville regional

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Central Arkansas Bears join the Arkansas Razorbacks in the NCAA Division I Regional Tournament, and the Bears are familiar with their Southeastern Conference foe and their ballpark. Central Arkansas, 39-20 and the Southland Conference Tournament champion, are scheduled to …

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  • Hogs surprised they’re not hosting NCAA regional

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — University of Arkansas Coach Dave Van Horn said last week he thought the Razorbacks had done enough to host one of the 16 regional sites during the upcoming NCAA baseball tournament. The selection committee clearly didn’t agree, sending the school to the …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, May 28 – Friday, May 31, 2013.

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  • Rutgers stands up for incoming AD

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers is standing by its incoming athletic director despite allegations she humiliated and verbally abused players during her coaching days, with the embattled president of the prominent university saying he is looking forward to her first day on the job. It’s …

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  • Kanaan gets elusive Indy 500 victory

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tony Kanaan had the car. He had the nerves. And he finally had the luck. Now he has the trophy, too. Kanaan won his first Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, ending 12 years of frustration with a crowd-pleasing victory for the popular Brazilian …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Golf BELEK, Turkey (AP) — Tiger Woods is returning to Turkey in the fall to play a European Tour event, this time over 72 holes of stroke play. Organizers of the Turkish Airlines Open said the No. 1 player in the world will be part …

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  • Jesse Mead

    CONCORD — Jesse Allen Mead, 78, of Concord died Thursday, May 23, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born July 21, 1934, in Weiner, he was the son of Aries Roy “Chub” Mead and Florence Helen Owen Mead. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served …

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  • Fallen hero – Honoring his father’s service

    CHARLOTTE — It was one of the worst maritime disasters in U.S. history, and although the super carrier was in Vietnam when the accidental firing of a bomb occurred, for Ron Byars, it was way too close to home. Ron’s 32-year-old father, Jerry Dan Byars, …

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  • Mother arrested for meth use

    Giving an officer wrong names landed three people in jail, a mother using meth resulted in her children being removed from the home and a shoplifter kept officers busy the past couple of days. A Newport man was arrested after a woman called claiming he …

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  • Man jailed in baby death

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Sebastian County prosecutors have charged a man with first-degree murder after his 2-month-old son died. Matthew Schutz was also faces a first-degree domestic battery charge and was being held at the Sebastian County jail without bond. No attorney is listed for …

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