• Surrendering privacy, from cradle to grave

    “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns are giving a jersey to the family of a fan who asked for six players to serve as pallbearers at his funeral. Scott E. Entsminger, 55, of Mansfield, Ohio, died on July 4 at his home. In his …

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  • Historian to speak on Civil War battles

    “The Confederacy’s Worst Day” will be the topic of the quarterly meeting of the Independence County Historical Society 2 p.m. July 21 at the Old Independence Regional Museum. The meeting is open to the public. The illustrated talk will focus on the impact of the …

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  • Wanda Wildrick

    BEAUMONT, Texas — Wanda K. Manuel Wildrick, 75, of Beaumont, Texas, formerly of Batesville, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, in a Beaumont hospital. Born Nov. 21, 1937, at Salado, she was the daughter of William Cleo and Noma Eleanor Staggs Manuel. She was a homemaker …

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  • Jim Igou

    POPLAR GROVE — Jimmy Earl “Jim” Igou, 78, of Poplar Grove died Thursday, July 4, 2013, at his home. Born Feb. 4, 1935, in Bauxite, he was the son of John and Maude Holloway Igou. Survivors include a daughter, Deanna Igou of Poplar Grove; two …

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  • Orvil Wilcox

    SEARCY — Orvil Dean Wilcox, 65, of Searcy died Monday, July 8, 2013, in Searcy. Born Sept. 8, 1947, in Batesville, he was the son of Fay and Audrey James Wilcox. He worked as a camp ranger and was of the Church of Christ faith. …

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  • Lillie Watkins

    Lillie Mae Watkins, 95, of Batesville died Thursday, July 4, 2013, in Batesville. Born June 2, 1918, in LaCrosse, she was the daughter of Earnest and Lizzie Darty. She was a member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where she was a missionary, stewardess, deaconess, …

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  • Corene Hollis – Paid Obituary

    Corene Hollis, 75, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord June 29, 2013, at her home in North Little Rock. Corene was born August 14, 1937, in Charlotte, Arkansas. She was the daughter of the late Cecil and Christine Burge. She …

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  • Tomi Roberts – Paid Obituary

    Mary Tomilynn Roberts of Batesville, Arkansas, received her ultimate freedom on July 4, 2013, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, as she was granted wings from our Heavenly Father. Tomi was born October 12, 1940, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Darrell and Rosemary Will. She was the eldest …

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  • Summer college program better than ‘being at home’

    Aside from the fish, Miguel Hernandez never thought of a lake as anything more than a lake. Then he got on one. Now, he can tell the difference between rotifers and copepods and how the lake he and his classmates have been on for weeks …

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  • Two killed, 1 in custody

    Two Batesville men are dead and a Cotton Plant man is in custody following a shooting Saturday in Batesville. Independence County officers were dispatched to 295 Dry Run Circle at about 8 p.m. to find 25-year-old Omar Scales inside a vehicle, shot in the left …

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  • Batesville man arrested for meth trafficking

    McCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. — A Batesville man has been arrested in Kentucky for conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, according to officials in McCracken County. The sheriff’s department there had made a number of meth arrests from over the past year, leading to a sting operation on …

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