• Officials: Speed a factor in deadly crash

    LOS ANGELES — Investigators sought to determine the cause of a fiery crash that killed “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker while the actor’s fans erected a makeshift memorial Sunday near where the Porsche he was riding in smashed into a light pole and tree. …

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  • Donna Trotter

    Donna Jean Trotter, 73, of Batesville died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Batesville. Born July 31, 1940, in Grover, Mo., she was the daughter of Ralph and Elizabeth Barnhouse Null. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, …

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  • Linda LaFitte

    MARION — Linda Patterson LaFitte, 60, of Marion died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in a Memphis hospital. She was a hairdresser and store manager. She was a member of Avondale Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Matt LaFitte, Seth LaFitte and Cliff LaFitte Jr., …

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  • Shelby Kyle

    POUGHKEEPSIE — Shelby Wayne Kyle, 51, of Poughkeepsie died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at his home. He was born June 18, 1962, at Beaumont, Texas. He was a retired U.S. Marine veteran with 20 years of service, having served in Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. …

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  • Cave City senior nets prestigious award

    JONESBORO — An annual awards ceremony at Arkansas State University was extra special Tuesday night for a Cave City resident named this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Who’s Who Award. A senior from Cave City, Randi Wright was among a group of 44 students named …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Tax sense needed in Sharp Co. Dear editor, In regards to the proposals presented to the quorum court regarding hospital facilities to be located in Sharp County, this appears to be a no-brainer. WRMC in Batesville has proposed to provide a 9-bed facility for free. They are one of the …

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  • Calling all ‘bomb shelters’

    “The home comes with a ‘bomb shelter.’” Wouldn’t that be a neat real estate ad to come across? For one homeowner in Texas that’s what he got when he opened the shelter for the first time since 1961, the last time the heavy metal door …

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  • ‘Rainbow Bridge’ nationally recognized

    Following on the heels of Batesville’s new bridge in 1928, was Cotter’s graceful rainbow-arched bridge, completed in 1930. The state paid the Cotter ferryboat owner $250 to end his service, which was no longer needed. Before the bridge opened, persons in the Cotter region urgently …

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  • Hillcrest boys, girls basketball teams fall out of Williams Baptist tourney

    WALNUT RIDGE — The Hillcrest boys and girls teams were defeated Saturday in the first round of the 55th Annual Williams Baptist College High School Basketball Tournament. The 11th-seeded Tuckerman Bulldogs edged the sixth-seeded Screamin’ Eagles 69-66, despite 41 points from Coleman Evans. Brandon Barnett …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, December 2 – Friday, December 6, 2013.

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  • Ready for some lobbying, BCS-style?

    The just-ended rivalry week ranks among the best that college football has seen in forever. Now comes the hangover. Welcome to whining week, that time of year when everybody from the university president to the second-string long snapper for the program most likely to be …

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  • College Football Briefs

    Florida State and Ohio State are in position to play for the BCS national championship, though Auburn and Missouri are close enough behind in the BCS standings to put pressure on the Buckeyes. The Seminoles grabbed the top spot in the BCS standings released Sunday …

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