• Letter to the Editor

    Ashamed of this county Dear editor: I am ashamed of this county. I have lived here 14 years. The first time was 40 years ago when we were on vacation. That first time I saw this county it really impressed me when I heard they called this city …

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  • Father charged in tot’s death

    FONTAINE (AP) — A Greene County man has been arrested for second-degree murder in the shooting death of his 3-year-old son in Fontaine. Sheriff Dan Langston told reporters that 23-year-old Michael Jefferson Carter of Fontaine was arrested Friday for the Jan. 11 shooting death of …

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  • Maggie Wisdom

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Maggie Evelyn Sherrill Wisdom, 82, of Mountain View, formerly of Sulphur Rock, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in a Mountain View nursing home. Born Nov. 16, 1931, in Kahoka, she was the daughter of Wallace Owens Sherrill and Telia Teroy Godair Sherrill. …

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  • Lawmakers agree to fund some GED costs

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Members of an Arkansas legislative committee have agreed to Gov. Mike Beebe’s plan to tap the state’s rainy-day fund to pay most of the cost of the General Educational Development high school equivalency exam, known as the GED. The Arkansas Legislative …

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  • Ervin E. Barnett – Paid Obituary

    Ervin E. Barnett, age 86, of Batesville died Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born July 23, 1927, at Sandtown, Arkansas, to Robert A. and Dora (Perrin) Barnett. He was a retired farmer and a U.S. Army veteran, having …

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  • Marlin Freeman

    CENTER, Texas — Marlin Freeman, 76, of Center, Texas, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at his home. Born Aug. 15, 1937, in Independence County, he was the son of Walter and Bertha Ward Freeman. He moved to Shelby County, Texas, in 1975. He served as …

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  • Charles E. Reaves Sr. – Paid Obituary

    Mr. Charles E. Reaves Sr., 88, of Little Rock died Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Charles was born in Cheyenne, Oklahoma, July 6, 1925, to the late Claude and Minnie Travis Reaves. Charles, his siblings and parents moved to Batesville, Arkansas, in 1931 where he attended …

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  • Blytheville cage sweep includes streak breaker

    BLYTHEVILLE — Blytheville kept Batesville winless in 5A-East District high school basketball here Friday night, and one of the home teams ended a long losing streak. The Chickasaws’ 57-39 victory was their first in 28 games. Their previous victory came on Jan. 11, 2013, in …

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  • Shorthanded S-side battles by visitors

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners pulled away from the visiting Stuttgart Lady Ricebirds for a 34-27 win in 4A-2 District play here Friday night. Morgan Case led the winners with 12 points. The visitors led 14-8 after one quarter of play and 17-16 at …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, January 20 – Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

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  • Seattle, Denver start plans for trip East, Super Bowl

    SEATTLE (AP) — Patrick Willis took the high road. He hopes the Seattle Seahawks win the Super Bowl and represent their division and the NFC. And given all of the physical, heated games between Willis’ San Francisco 49ers and the Seahawks, that just goes to …

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  • State rests in husband’s murder trial – Son, others testify Mary Dickey was afraid for her life

    MELBOURNE — “Mrs. Dickey is going to say a lot of bad things about Mr. Dickey from the grave.” That was part of the opening arguments Wednesday morning when the state vs. Donald Dickey got under way. It took all day Tuesday to seat a …

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