• GOP, Dems headed to runoff for Ark. Senate seat

    JONESBORO (AP) — A retired telephone company manager and a school district superintendent were the top vote-getters in a special election for an Arkansas Senate seat Tuesday, but neither candidate was able to exceed 50 percent of the total votes cast and will enter a …

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  • Cedar Ridge golfers finish 2nd in state

    CONWAY — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves golf team shot a 266 on the Conway Country Club course Monday and finished second, 21 strokes behind the Buffalo Island Central Mustangs in the Class 2A State Tournament. The state champions were led by Trey Depriest, who shot …

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  • Beebe, Paragould win district tennis titles; BHS team advances

    JONESBORO — The Beebe Badgers and Paragould Lady Rams won the 5A-East District tennis championships Monday at Allen Park. The Badgers scored 14 points and held off the Nettleon Raiders, who finished with eight. One point was awarded for first- and second-round wins, two points …

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  • Lyon selling Boston butts today

    The Lyon College Athletic Booster Club is cooking more than 400 Boston butts today in its annual fundraiser and they’ll be ready for pickup this afternoon. Anyone who has purchased a ticket can pick up their Boston butt between noon and 6 p.m. today at …

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  • Lyon College teams win, tie, lose on busy day

    In some ways the Lyon College women’s soccer team’s 16-0 victory over Stephens College on Tuesday at Huser Field didn’t compare to last season’s 23-0 blanking of the Stars. In other ways it was even more impressive. The Scots surpassed last year’s win total of …

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  • Lady Pioneers win 3-0, improve to 9-2 in league

    The Batesville Lady Pioneers dominated the Forrest City Mustangs Tuesday night in Pioneer Gymnasium, improving to 9-2 in the 5A-East Conference and 9-6 overall. The Lady Pioneers won 25-5, 25-10, 25-6 as Hannah Qualls registered seven kills and Kendra Kelley added five. Kate Sanders led …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, October 9 – Friday, October 11, 2013.

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  • Ali’s tumultous life turns to film

    He is now so much a part of the nation’s social fabric that it’s hard to comprehend a time when Muhammad Ali was more reviled than revered. Barely past the opening credits of a new documentary about Ali, though, we get a glimpse of how …

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  • NLDS starters coming off stingy efforts

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Heading into Game 5 of their NL division series against Pittsburgh, the Cardinals can take comfort in this: They’re 7-1 the last three years when facing postseason elimination. Manager Mike Matheny said poise comes from a mind-set of sticking to routine …

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  • NFL Briefs

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons could lose Julio Jones for the season after the Pro Bowl receiver injured his foot Monday in a 30-28 loss to the New York Jets. Jones, the NFL leader with 41 catches, did not get encouraging results …

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  • Dentist opens rural practice

    BETHESDA — Twenty-five years ago when Bill Shipley met the woman he was going to marry, he would sit in the kitchen of her mother’s home and look out at the view. It was a view he loved and a place where he wanted someday …

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  • Mom charged after 1-year-old ingests meth – Child appeared to have previous exposure, police say

    Allegedly letting her small child ingest meth has resulted in a felony charge for a Batesville mom. Leslie Mendoza, 35, faces endangering the welfare of an incompetent person-first degree and a bond has been set at $25,000 by the district judge. The incident happened in …

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