• Sports Briefs

    College sports COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The president of Ohio State University said Notre Dame was never invited to join the Big Ten conference because the university’s priests are not good partners, joking that “those damn Catholics” can’t be trusted, according to a recording of …

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  • US woman facing drug charge released in Mexico

    NOGALES, Mexico (AP) — An Arizona woman held in a Mexico jail for a week on a drug-smuggling charge was freed and traveled back to the U.S. after a court reviewed her case, including key security footage, and dismissed the allegations. Yanira Maldonado, 42, walked …

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  • New York Mayor Bloomberg: ‘I feel perfectly safe’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been a public face of gun control for years, but he’s in a new, unsought spotlight after ricin-laced letters were sent to him and a group he helps lead. The billionaire hasn’t shied from using his political …

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  • Melva James

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Melva C. James, 72, of Mount Pleasant died Thursday, May 30, 2013, at her home. Born Sept. 11, 1940, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Carl and Virgie Cook Anderson. She was a retired schoolteacher and was a member of Cornerstone …

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  • Gerald Edgar Gaither – Paid Obituary

    Gerald Edgar Gaither, 78, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at his home in Batesville, Arkansas. He was born on January 18, 1935, in Needmore, Arkansas, to Homer and Ruby Dover Gaither. Gerald grew up in Sidney, Arkansas, and graduated high school there in …

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  • Razorbacks eye return to CWS

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Arkansas catcher Jake Wise paused for a few seconds when asked to describe this season. Wise finally looked up and offered as direct an answer as possible about a season that hasn’t lived up to expectations after beginning with the Razorbacks ranked …

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  • 3 Torpedoes win swim races

    PARAGOULD — Three Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes won races at a Southwind Conference swim meet here last weekend. Seth Bailey, a 12-year-old, led the way with three victories. Competing in the 11- to 12-year-old division, he won the 50-meter freestyle in 25.61 seconds, …

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  • Blanchard Springs Caverns

    Blanchard Springs Caverns Interpretive Guide Lauren M. Marshall hands off a chunk of calcium to a young visitor during a portion of the Dripstone Trail tour Sunday. Blanchard Springs began its “40 Days of Blanchard” 40th anniversary celebration Wednesday and continues through July 7, with special …

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  • Man tries to evict doctor

    Moving from Triangle Lane to Eagle Mountain didn’t work out so good for a Batesville man who was given temporary residence at the county jail. Dr. Rick Van Grouw contacted authorities when a man came to his home and told him he no longer lived …

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  • Filthy living conditions lead to endangerment charge

    Filthy living conditions led to endangering the welfare of minor charge and a third-degree domestic battery for a 29-year-old Batesville resident. Officer Bobby Woods and Deputy Phillip Pickett were dispatched to Haynie Drive Lot 7 for a domestic call on Tuesday and when they arrived …

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  • Local student nets prestigious award

    A recent Batesville High School graduate has been selected as one of five incoming freshmen at the University of Arkansas to receive the prestigious Bodenhamer Fellowship, which offers $70,000 in financial support and a strong sense of community to exceptional students with leadership potential, according …

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  • Winningham charged as habitual offender

    It’s not Guyton Keith Winningham’s first rodeo when it comes to getting charged with a felony, but it could be his last for some time being charged as a habitual offender. This time, Winningham is being charged with false imprisonment first degree after an incident …

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