• Wet conditions move 2 events to Izard County High School

    Rain pretty much wiped out the weekend schedule of region baseball and softball tournaments for high school, and a last-minute change has brought two events into the circulation area. The Class 1A Region 2 tournaments in both sports were scheduled to begin Friday in Viola, …

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  • Lady Southerners shut out opponent, earn berth in Class 4A state tourney

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Southside Lady Southerners secured a berth in the 4A State Tournament Saturday as they shut out the Trumann Lady Wildcats 3-0 in the first round of the 4A East Region Tournament. Krista Beeler pitched a complete game as she struck out …

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  • Derby winner prepares for Preakness run

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Now that Shug McGaughey has won the Kentucky Derby, it’s time for the 62-year-old trainer to go after another race missing from his Hall of Fame resume. Orb will follow up his win at Churchill Downs by running in the Preakness …

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  • Cavemen defeat ’Rabbits, advance to semis today

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Cave City Cavemen defeated the Lonoke Jackrabbits 6-4 Saturday in the first round of the 4A East Region Tournament, qualifying for the Class 4A State Tournement. Justin Hunter pitched the win as he went five and two-thirds innings. Hunter recorded three …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, May 6 – Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Auto racing TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — David Ragan used a sweeping last-lap pass in overtime to pull a huge upset victory Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. He got a push from teammate David Gilliland to slide past Carl Edwards to the front and he and Gilliland …

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  • On the right track – First John 3:16 graduate talks about first days of sobriety

    David Bulla knows all about falling and getting back up. As the first graduate of John 3:16 Ministries, he also knows just what the men coming into the spiritual boot camp are facing. It was 10 years ago Sunday that Bulla came to John 3:16, …

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  • Caught! Fugitive arrested after fleeing

    Pete Brown’s running days are over. The pursuit of the repeat offender whom officers have been searching for came to an end Thursday afternoon when Brown was taken into custody. Ironically, Brown was at the same home where the resident, Benny Dodd at 295 Dry …

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  • Motorcyclist dies in crash

    MOUNTAIN VIEW —A Stone County man died as the result of a motorcycle accident that occurred about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday on state Highway 5 about 15.8 miles south of the highway 5/14 intersection, said Arkansas State Trooper Bucky Rinks. Kenneth M. Brewer, 65, of Mountain …

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  • Fundraiser set for Memorial Day weekend

    The eighth annual Unity Fest on the River will be May 25. Testimonies will begin at 3 p.m. with dinner at 5, guest speakers at 6 and entertainment at 7. Unity Fest will also have a number of vendors as well as bounce houses for …

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  • Ministry celebrates decade of service

    CHARLOTTE — Bryan and Beverly Tuggle had planned to wait to open their spiritual boot camp at Charlotte, but the need was too great to wait any longer. With phone calls pouring in and men lining up for help, John 3:16 Ministries officially opened its …

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  • Application filing period closes; ABC seminar set for Monday

    LITTLE ROCK — The date for a drawing to determine which four applicants for establishment of package stores (retail liquor stores) in Sharp County will be successful has not yet been set, but a double blind drawing will be held sometime in June, Arkansas Beverage …

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