• Russell wins back-to-back features in Locust Grove

    LOCUST GROVE — Jeremy Russell returned to the Batesvile Motor Speedway Friday, a week after winning the National Recovery Specialist Street Stock Nationals, and won the street stock feature of the Isle of Capri points racing series. Driving a new car, Russell beat Kevin Grizzle …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28, 2013.

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  • ‘85 club casts long shadow at Mississippi St.

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The star-studded 1985 Mississippi State baseball team has cast a long shadow over every Bulldogs club that followed. Now the 2013 team is poised to do what no other Mississippi State team in any sport has done — win a national …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Golf CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Journeyman Ken Duke of Arkadelphia made a 2½ foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole Sunday to beat Chris Stroud at the Travelers Championship and win his first ever PGA Tour event. Stroud had chipped in from 51 feet …

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  • Shaped by history … Gettysburg marks milestone

    GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Gettysburg changed the direction of American history 150 years ago, and the town hasn’t been the same since. The couple of hundred thousand visitors expected at events to mark the anniversary of the 1863 clash won’t have to look far to find …

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  • Vera Minter

    CAVE CITY — Vera Minter, 84, of Cave City died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Cave City. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Eastside Southern Baptist Church in Cave City. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. …

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  • Billy Low

    MELBOURNE — Billy Joe Low, 72, of Melbourne died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at his home. Born June 4, 1941, in Bethesda, he was the son of Jesse Thomas Low and Elsie Zela Harmon Low. He married Georgeann Tosh and later married Susan Kmiecik. He …

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  • Charlee Jackson

    HARDY — Charlee Grace Jackson, 81, of Hardy died Sunday, June 23, 2013, at her home. Born March 12, 1932, she was the daughter of John and Grace Strickler Newcomer. Survivors include two sons, Gordon Jackson and Stewert Jackson; four brothers, John Newcomer of Mechanicsville, …

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  • Johnny Cook

    JONESBORO — Johnny K. Cook, 65, of Jonesboro died Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Jonesboro. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel. A time of fellowship will follow. Honorary pallbearers are Justin Cook, Jon Cook, Scott Lowery, …

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  • Delois Burge

    CAVE CITY — Delois Burge, 62, of Cave City died Thursday, June 20, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born Feb. 17, 1951, at Batesville, she was the daughter of Truman E. and Eunice O. Brashers Burge. She was a retired special education teacher with 40 …

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  • Evelyn Jones

    MELBOURNE — Evelyn Claiborne Jones, 95, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Melbourne. Born March 25, 1918, she was the daughter of Olen Bert Rutherford and Madge Conrad Rutherford. She was a homemaker and owned and operated several business enterprises such as an insurance agency, …

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  • Judy Clouse

    Judy Rae Sims Clouse, 70, of Batesville died Thursday, June 20, 2013. Born Oct. 27, 1942, in Elmo, Mo., she was the daughter of Raymond and Nida Crider Sims. She was a homemaker and enjoyed being a grandmother. She attended the Jehovah Witness congregation at …

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