• Insanity no excuse

    Don’t you just love it when your satellite provider or your cable company decides to give you a free channel for a month or two? Usually it’s one of the movie channels like Showtime or HBO, and I’ve seen all the movies on them hundreds …

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  • Nine Central Arkansas players named to All-SLC football team

    CONWAY (AP) — Nine members of the University of Central Arkansas football team have been named to the All-Southland Conference preseason team — including quarterback Wynrick Smothers. The others are receiver Dezmin Lewis; offensive lineman Cole Caruthers; defensive linemen Jonathan Woodard and Matt Hornbuckle; linebacker …

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  • Johnson, O’Meara tied for lead at British Open

    GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — Mark O’Meara turned back the clock to 1998. Rory McIlroy can’t figure out what he was doing 11 months ago. O’Meara was the biggest surprise at the British Open today, ripping through the front nine at sunny Muirfield as though he …

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  • Women members at Muirfield? Don’t ask

    GULLANE, Scotland — The question couldn’t have caught Rory McIlroy by surprise because almost every player preceding him in the interview room at the British Open had already been asked for his thoughts on the hot issue of the day. When the tabloids collide, as …

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  • James wins three trophies at ESPY awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James padded his trophy collection, receiving three at the ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year for helping the Miami Heat win a second straight NBA championship. James also won in the championship performance and NBA player categories, completing …

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  • Sports Briefs

    College sports NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA said it will no longer allow Electronic Arts Inc. to use its logo starting next year. The move ends a lucrative business deal with the gaming industry giant and comes as the NCAA fights a high-profile lawsuit …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball NEW YORK (AP) — A jersey worn by Ted Williams in 1946 sold for $184,000 and a Babe Ruth model bat from 1925-27 went for more than $166,000 in live bidding this week by Hunt Auctions. Items from Warren Spahn’s personal memorabilia collection …

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  • DeShanna Dyer

    HIGHLAND — DeShanna Charise Dyer, 33, died recently. Born Jan. 10, 1980, in Liberal, Kan., she was the daughter of Christopher P. Dyer and Cynthia Sparks-Moore. She graduated from Highland High School. Survivors include her father of Midwest City, Okla.; her mother of Cherokee Village; …

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  • Veterans to be added to Wall of Fame

    Three more veterans will be inducted into the Veterans Wall of Fame during the 2013 Independence County Fair. The veterans will be honored in a ceremony on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. with a posting of the colors by military officials. Ricochet, who will be …

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  • Accident victim: ‘I’m sorry’ – 12-year-old searching for woman who held her

    Trapped inside the overturned car with her older sister, niece and nephew, 12-year-old Hannah Tucker could see the headstones of McKenzie Monuments along Highway 167 even in the dark. “I thought, ‘My mom is going to have to come back and pick one of these …

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  • Man claims he was assaulted – Three of four suspects ID’d; victim taken to WRMC

    A 23-year-old Batesville man said he was kidnapped and assaulted by four individuals. Officer Andrew Rogers said when he arrived at White River Medical Center he was flagged down by Dallas Johnson who said he was “jumped by four dudes at a residence on Grace …

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  • County fair brings families together

    There was a time Coy W. Holland rode all the rides at the county fair. These days the 85-year-old is content sitting, watching others and striking up conversations with those he knows and even those he doesn’t. Tuesday marked his first time in several years …

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