• Julie Johnson

    Julie Bernice Taylor Johnson, 81, of Batesville died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Batesville. Born Oct. 24, 1932, in Pumpkin Bend, she was the daughter of Roddy and Hazel Pirtle Taylor. She was a homemaker and was a member of Batesville First Church of the …

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  • Swim registration set for next week

    Registration for the Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedo winter swim session is set for 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Lyon College pool in Becknell Gymnasium. The cost is $100 for one child of the same household and $75 each for additional children. …

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  • Lyon sweeps Harris-Stowe in first of three road games

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Winning on the road in the American Midwest Conference is a tough task every time out, no matter who the opponent. Lyon College sophomore transfer Taylor Gaedtke stepped up when her teammates needed her on Thursday night, hitting nine of 13 …

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  • Historic night for Roark as Pirates crush Rebels

    CONCORD — Jacob Roark made history Thursday in the Pirates’ 72-33 win over the Rural Special Rebels as he moved past James Anderson of Junction City into second place all-time in scoring for Arkansas High School boys with 3,247 points. The Pirates improved to 11-0 …

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  • Razorbacks fall 70-60 to No. 10 Lady Vols

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Arkansas has shown it can compete with just about anyone in the Southeastern Conference. Now it needs to figure out how to turn some of these increasingly common close losses into victories. The Razorbacks continued their struggles in league competition Thursday …

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  • Nettleton sweeps Batesville in junior high basketball

    JONESBORO — The Nettleton Junior Raiders walloped the Batesville Junior Pioneers 61-31 here Thursday. The Junior Raiders led 21-8, 42-14 and 51-28 at the quarter breaks. Spencer Rademacher led the Junior Pioneers with nine points; Kylan Robinson and Jake Ward scored seven points apiece. The …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the NFL players’ union said testing for human growth hormone is being held up by a disagreement with the league over whether the commissioner or a neutral arbitrator will handle certain types of appeals. NFL Players …

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  • AARP to provide free tax assistance, preparation

    LITTLE ROCK — This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, …

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  • Players focus on game, coaches take the mike

    NEW YORK (AP) — Almost there. The players on the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks can now focus fully on football after they completed their Super Bowl media availability requirements Thursday. Last up: the coaches. Denver’s John Fox and Seattle’s Pete Carroll were scheduled to …

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  • NASCAR creates winner-take-all format

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Say goodbye to the NASCAR era when a driver, fresh off a satisfying, top-10 finish, climbs from the car and raves about what a good points day it was. Winning is all that matters under the latest and most radical change …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, January 31 – February 1, 2014.

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  • Former elected official’s case continued 14 times

    Just how much longer a 2012 drunk driving case can be continued in district court is the question.   So far, attorney Jill Blankenship has been instrumental in keeping her daddy out of jail. That could change come Feb. 19. Local attorney Leroy Blankenship, 75, …

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