• Football Briefs

    Pro football SEATTLE — A Washington state lawmaker said he was just engaging in some sports trash talk when he called the state of Arizona a “racist wasteland.” Democratic Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon made his comment on Twitter after the Seattle Seahawks lost to the Arizona …

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  • Melba Killian

    CALICO ROCK — Melba Kathryn Garner Killian, 86, of Calico Rock died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in Mountain Home. Born April 30, 1927, in San Angelo, Texas, she was the daughter of Joel Garner and Lela Faye Stroud Townsend. After graduating from high school, she …

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  • John Newberry

    CAVE CITY — John Wayne Newberry, 60, of Cave City died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born May 5, 1953, in Ann Arbor, Mich., he was the son of John Henry Newberry and Mary Elizabeth Newberry. He was a retired truck driver …

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  • Jim Blair

    HORSESHOE BEND — James Clifford “Jim” Blair, 80, of Horseshoe Bend died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Born Sept. 22, 1933, in Andalusia, Ala., he was the son of John Harmon and Gladys Silcox Blair. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church in Vermilion, Ohio. …

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  • Jenifer Rodgers

    Jenifer Lynn Rodgers, 40, of Batesville died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born July 22, 1973, at Batesville, she was the daughter of Bobby Dean “Bob” Rodgers and Linda Gayle Goss Rodgers Wind. She was a photographer and owner of Earth Angel …

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  • Bobby Smith

    Robert Allen “Bobby” Smith, 79, of Batesville died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. The funeral was at 2 p.m. today at Fellowship Baptist Church at Southside with Richard Nuckolls officiating. Burial was in Wyatt Cemetery at Rosie under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville. …

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  • Cynthia Canada

    SALINA, Kan. — Cynthia Mae Canada, 50, died Dec. 16, 2013, in Salina, Kan. Born July 7, 1963, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Lewis Kennard Canada and Oma Mae Davidson Canada. She became a Christian at an early age and was a member …

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  • James Coffman

    James Euin Coffman, 84, of Batesville died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. The funeral was at 2 p.m. today at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville with Erby Burgess and Jon David Parker officiating. Pallbearers were David Parker, Paul Gori, Josh Wiles, Jon David Parker, Jon …

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  • Debra Doyle

    SAFFELL — Debra Ann Doyle, 58, of Saffell died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at her home. Born Feb. 12, 1955, at Batesville, she was the daughter of Guy Wilson and Gaynell Slayden Gipson. She was a homemaker and a member of Cord Baptist Church. Survivors …

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  • Candles lit in memory of children

    When Ken and Dee Woodworth’s son Kenneth died, they sought out support from someone who knew what it was like to lose a child, someone who understood the feeling of going “crazy” and the strength to survive the unthinkable. Ken and Dee found The Compassionate …

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  • Daughter accused of fatally shooting mother in Searcy

    SEARCY — A Searcy woman accused of murdering her mother early this morning is in jail as police investigate why. According to published reports, officers with the Searcy Police Department responded to shots fired at the parking lot of Big Lots just after midnight to …

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  • Cord-Charlotte students write letters to Santa

    Sudents at Cord-Charlotte Elementary share their letters to Santa with the Guard this Christmas.

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