• Minimum wage hammers youth

    With Democrats cratering in the polls over their collapsing health care law, they are trying to pivot to the only part of their policy agenda that still enjoys broad public support: the minimum wage. But their advocacy and its popularity rest on the incorrect belief …

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  • NFL owners in cold climates eying how Super Bowl fares outdoors in New York City

    For all the dire predictions making the rounds, you’d think they were playing “The Hunger Games” at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2 instead of the Super Bowl. “Cold or snowy is one thing,” San Francisco 49er Phil Dawson said, “but if it’s a blizzard it …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball NEW YORK (AP) — Outfielder Carlos Beltran and the New York Yankees have finalized a $45 million, 3-year contract. The agreement, reached Dec. 6, was announced by the team Thursday. The 8-time All-Star is to be introduced at a Yankee Stadium news conference …

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  • Billy VanWinkle

    NELSONVILLE — Billy VanWinkle, 69, of Nelsonville died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at his home. He was born Jan. 12, 1944, on the family farm at Nelsonville, where he lived his entire life. He was the son of Gaithor and Lessie VanWinkle. He was a …

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  • Bob Inman

    MILLBROOK, Ala. — Senior Master Sgt. Roberto Romiro “Bob” Inman, 65, of Millbrook, Ala., died Nov. 30, 2013, at his home. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 26 years of service. He sang and played guitar, piano, violin and harmonica. He was in …

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  • Ruthann Nunnally – Paid Obituary

    Our beautiful mother, Ruthann Nunnally, was born November 17, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to Margie and Edgar Lantz. She left this Earth on December 4, 2013. She graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Arts in History, a Bachelor of Arts in …

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  • Joseph Brown

    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — Joseph Daniel Brown, 67, of Southaven, Miss., formerly of Mount Pleasant, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at his home. Born April 1, 1946, at Sherman, Texas, he was the son of Leonard and Faye Brown. He was a retired heating and air …

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  • Doyne Edwin Siler – Paid Obituary

    Doyne Edwin Siler, 80, of Pleasant Plains died December 17, 2013. He was born August 11, 1933, to the late Marion Siler and Nolia Cooprider Siler O’Sullivan. He was a deacon, Sunday school teacher and faithful servant at the Independence Missionary Baptist Church in Pleasant …

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  • Hogs use size advantage, rout UT-Martin

    FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas had a clear size advantage before it ever took the court after a week layoff against Tennessee-Martin. Led by freshman center Moses Kingsley, Bobby Portis and Coty Clarke, the Razorbacks certainly made the most of their frontcourt edge in a 102-56 win …

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  • No. 1 Arizona tramples Southern

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Aaron Gordon scored 21 points, Nick Johnson added 17 and Arizona opened its second week at No. 1 with a 69-43 rout over Southern on Thursday night. Arizona (12-0) had no trouble with the Jaguars early on, racing out to a …

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  • Montgomery reappointed

    LITTLE ROCK — Andy Montgomery of Batesville has been reappointed to the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, announced Gov. Mike Beebe. Montgomery’s appointment expires Sept. 1, 2017.

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  • State submits tourism ‘stars’

    LITTLE ROCK — A Batesville woman has been nominated for a statewide award by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, according to a news release. The nominees for the 2014 Henry Awards were announced Tuesday and among them were Twyla Gill Wright of Batesville, …

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