• ‘I Am Legend’ author dies at 87

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Matheson, the prolific sci-fi and fantasy writer whose “I Am Legend” and “The Shrinking Man” were transformed into films, has died. He was 87. A spokesman for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films said Matheson died Sunday …

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  • Bill May

    GREENBRIER — Walter “Bill” May, 81, of Greenbrier died Sunday, June 23, 2013. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roller McNutt Funeral Home Chapel in Greenbrier. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight. Memorials may …

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  • Alex Walker

    MELBOURNE — Alex H. Walker, 90, of Melbourne died Sunday, June 23, 2013, in a Melbourne nursing home. Born April 20, 1923, in Wiseman, he was the son of Alexander Hull Walker and Ruth Elizabeth Morton Walker. He worked at Arkansas Lime Company and was …

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  • Big secret in tiny Cord, Ark.

    Shh. The Cord community has a secret. It’s McAdams Park. Have you been there? It’s pretty awesome. On Sunday, Gary and I were entertaining our niece and two of the nephews for a few hours, or rather, they were entertaining us. The boys are 8 …

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  • Johnny K. Cook – Paid Obituary

    Mr. Johnny K. Cook of Jonesboro departed this life Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Jonesboro at the age of 65. He was born January 11, 1948, in Newport, the son of Justin Cook and Betty J. (Kirksey) Cook. The Cook Family made their home in …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Fire dues on top of taxes ‘double dipping’ Dear editor: To the Bethesda community: We are being asked to pay $30 a year fire dues for the Bethesda Fire Department. But we have not been told that there is $156,000 coming to the fire department. …

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  • An E-Z fix

    My grandfather used to tell a story about a fellow who proposed to end poverty by taking half of the rich folks’ money and giving it to the poor. Asked how this was being received, the man said, “I checked with the poor and they’re …

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  • Infrastructure success story

    The stories about the declining state of American infrastructure are everywhere — road and bridges, airports, railways, water and sewer systems. There’s never enough money and we’re always being forced as taxpayers to pay more. But there is one type of infrastructure that has had …

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  • Highwaymen hold off Fat City for second straight Zone 2 win

    JONESBORO — The Batesville Atlas Asphalt Highwaymen made it two in a row with a 5-3, Zone 2 American Legion baseball victory over Jonesboro Fat City here Monday. The Highwaymen improved to 2-5 in the zone and 5-10 overall. In the 5-inning nightcap, the game …

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  • Marion Patriots take advantage of 2-out hits, Pioneer errors during doubleheader sweep

    Two-out hits and errors helped the Marion Patriots to a sweep of the Batesville Pioneers in high school baseball action at the North Complex on Monday. The visitors from Crittenden County won the opener 6-4 and the nightcap 8-7, rallying from behind in both games. …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, June 27 – Sunday, June 30, 2013.

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  • Bruins win another close one in Omaha

    UCLA could win first NCAA baseball crown tonight OMAHA, Neb. — UCLA is one win away from its first national championship in baseball. If Game 1 of the College World Series finals was an indicator, it won’t be won easily. The Bruins defeated Mississippi State …

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