• Man found shot dead in LR park

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities in Little Rock are investigating the shooting death of a man whose body was found in a park. The body was discovered by joggers about 7 a.m. Tuesday in a ditch in Little Rock’s MacArthur Park. The man appeared to …

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  • Tony Simon Sr.

    NEWARK — Tony Edward Simon Sr., 55, of Newark died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, in Batesville. Born June 6, 1958, in Batesville, he was the son of James Edward Simon and Pauline Ring Simon. He was a mechanic and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors …

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  • Melba Shipley

    WIDEMAN — Melba Jane Jones Shipley, 84, of Wideman and Prospect Heights, Ill., died Aug. 22, 2013, at her home in Prospect Heights. She was born May 15, 1929. She married A.G. Shipley on Aug. 14, 1948, in Wideman. They moved to Chicago in 1950 …

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  • Junior Pioneers target Whirlwinds, revenge in Jonesboro

    JONESBORO — The Batesville Junior Pioneers will travel to Jonesboro Thursday, hoping to avenge last year’s loss to the Annie Camp Whirlwinds as they open their 2013 football season. The Junior Pioneers finished with a 4-6 record in the 2012 campaign, their first losing season …

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  • Thomas Qualls

    EVENING SHADE — Thomas Jewell Qualls, 75, of Evening Shade died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at his home. Born Aug. 10, 1938, at Evening Shade, he was the son of Jewell Cleo and Opal Oretha Ring Qualls. He was retired from ConAgra Foods in Batesville …

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  • Batesville v-ballers sweep 5A-East league openers

    BLYTHEVILLE — The Batesville Lady Pioneers and Junior Lady Pioneers made short work of their first 5A-East Conference volleyball assignments Tuesday night, defeating both the Blytheville Lady Chickasaws and Junior Lady Chicks 3-0. The Lady Pioneers won 25-7, 25-10, 25-11 as Amy Everett hit for …

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  • Searcy golfers win big in Batesville

    Searcy won big in dual high school golf matches with Batesville on The Course at Eagle Mountain on Tuesday. Led by Austin Pike’s 35, the Lions’ 9-hole score was 150. McNiel Kollough and Hunter Wilkerson added 38s and Brayton Young chipped in a 39 for …

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  • ’Katz, Lady Cougars win at Cooper’s Hawk

    MELBOURNE — Led by medalists Dylan Smith and Jordan Sherrell, the Melbourne Bearkatz and Izard County Lady Cougars won golf matches Tuesday at Cooper’s Hawk. Smith shot a 40 over nine holes. Sherrell topped the girls’ leaderboard with a 48. The Cave City Cavemen finished …

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  • ‘Highway 167 showdown’ gives junior football fast start

    So far, the junior high football version of the “Highway 167 Showdown” has gone in no particular direction. The Cave City Junior Cavemen and Southside Junior Southerners, who will begin the regular season with a non-conference meeting Thursday night in Cave City, took turns winning …

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  • The games – 9/4/13

    Walnut Ridge (0-0) at Cedar Ridge (0-0) Kickoff • THURSDAY NIGHT 5:30 Cedar Ridge Coach Danny Brustrom kept it simple when he talked about the Junior Timberwolves’ chances: “We’ve got to stop that good running back and slow down that quarterback. Those kids are two of the best in our district.” He’s talking about Luke …

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  • ASU Red Wolves-at-Auburn Tigers adds another Malzahn-Arkansas link

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Gus Malzahn didn’t spend much time at Arkansas State, just enough to win a quick Sun Belt Conference title and land a bigger job in the SEC. The first-year Auburn coach and much of his staff will have a reunion with …

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  • Cavewomen win another close one

    HIGHLAND — The Cavewomen defeated the Lady Rebels in a Class 4A Northeast Conference match as Gracen Ratliff led with 27 points, five aces, 22 digs and 11 blocks. Candra Carpenter added 20 points, 11 blocks, five aces and 11 digs, Shanae Snow provided 16 …

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