• Sturches to mark 25th anniversary

    Ross and Stephanie Sturch will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Vine Street Baptist Church, located at the corner of 9th and Vine streets in Batesville. Stephanie Hudson and Ross Sturch were married Sept. 2, 1988, …

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  • Teens’ heinous crimes raise questions about welfare benefits

    On one of FOX’s top rated cable shows, “The Five,” Dana Perino opined teenage criminals like those most recently making headlines for murdering others for “fun” might be deterred by threatening to take away government benefits from their immediate families. Take the three teens in …

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  • Victory was short-lived

    One hundred fifty years ago, Confederate and Union armies clashed for the first time in battle since the Confederate atempt to retake Helena. Following Gen.Pemberton’s surrender to General Grant at Vicksburg, the tide of war turned in favor of the Union, releasing tens of thousands …

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  • Boomers, beware when caring for dying parents

    A legal ruling emerging last week from a storefront courtroom in rural Pottsville, Penn., could impact tens of millions of baby boomers nationwide caring for their aging and dying parents. This relatively obscure court’s decision could chill good end-of-life medical care and diminish legal options …

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  • Dollar General sets grand opening

    SOUTHSIDE — Dollar General will celebrate the opening of its new location at 1979 Batesville Blvd. in Southside beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday with free prizes and special deals. The first 50 shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and …

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  • Flora Davis

    CAVE CITY — Flora Pearl Davis, 68, of Cave City died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in a Cave City nursing home. Born May 19, 1945, at Sidney, she was the daughter of Herbert Conley and Ruby Audrey Boles Rogers. She had worked for GenCorp Automotive …

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  • Students accept scholarships

    Grant Sampson of Batesville has been awarded a Chancellor’s Scholarship to attend the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, according to a news release. Sampson is a graduate of Southside High School and is the son of Madonna Sampson. He plans to seek a …

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  • George Henson

    MAMMOTH SPRING — George W. Henson, 84, of Mammoth Spring died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, in a Salem hospital. Born Sept. 11, 1928, in Fallwell, Mo., he was the son of Earl and Ena Collins Henson. Survivors include a son, Michael Henson; three daughters, Judy …

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  • Southside, Cave City, Melbourne get busy with football scrimmages

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School kicked off their 2013 football season at Stewart Field Tuesday night with a triangular scrimmage against the Westside Consolidated Warriors (Jonesboro) and the Bald Knob Bulldogs. “I’m pleased, but we have a lot of work to do,” Southside Coach Kenny …

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  • Jimmy Giles

    EL DORADO — James Edgar “Jimmy” Giles, 82, of El Dorado died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at his home. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Church of God in El Dorado. Burial will be with full military honors in Arlington …

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  • Batesville, Midland gridders up next

    The Batesville Pioneers and Junior Pioneers will get a look at something they’ve never seen and their coaches will see something they haven’t seen in a while when the Junior Pioneers visit Marion for a preseason football scrimmage Thursday night and the Pioneers host the …

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  • Batesville volleyball teams win, lose in Mountain Home

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers won and the Lady Pioneers absorbed another tough loss Tuesday when they took on Class 6A Mountain Home. The Junior Lady Pioneers won 25-17, 25-13 as Alexa Floyd hit seven of nine serves into play, recorded three …

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