• Cam Allen Millikin

    Jace and Stacy Millikin and Cal of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Jan. 3, 2014. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and has been named Cam Allen Millikin. Grandparents are Steve and Shelia …

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  • Deadline is Friday for FSA ballots

    LITTLE ROCK — USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Linda Newkirk is reminding farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that they have until Friday to return completed ballots to FSA. Eligible voters who have not received a ballot can obtain one from their local …

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  • Cooper wins Senate election

    JONESBORO (AP) — Republican John Cooper won a northeast Arkansas state Senate seat in a special election Tuesday, giving Republicans an extra seat in the Legislature. The race was widely viewed as a bellwether for this fall’s political contests. Cooper defeated Democratic nominee Steve Rockwell …

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  • Odene Clanton

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — Odene Mae Clanton, 83, of Hutchinson Mountain died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in Batesville. Born July 5, 1930, in Jamestown, she was the daughter of Yancey and Ada Lamons Barber. She was a factory worker and was a member of Hutchinson Mountain …

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  • Bill Wygle Jr.

    EMPORIA, Kan. — R.W. “Bill” Wygle Jr., 87, of Emporia, Kan., died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in Emporia. Born Nov. 26, 1926, in Pharr, Texas, he was the son of R.W. and Roberta Stillwell Wygle. He served in U.S. Army during World War II in …

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  • Zane Medlock

    HARDY — Zane P. Medlock, 48, of Hardy died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at his home. Born April 19, 1965, in Torrance, Calif., he was the son of Delbert and Jimmie Faye Cagle Medlock. He was a cook on the riverboats for many years. Survivors …

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  • Bernice Aderholt

    ANDERSON, S.C. — Bernice Faye Rothlis Aderholt, 90, of Anderson, S.C., died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in an Anderson hospital. Born Nov. 23, 1923, she was the daughter of Charles Theodore Rothlis and Mary Bernice Gaston Rothlis. She and Virgil Leonard Aderholt were married for …

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  • Leslie Shane – Paid Obituary

    Leslie Shane, age 65, of Batesville died Sunday, January 12, 2014, at a Little Rock hospital. He was born March 24, 1948, at Batesville, Arkansas, to Homer and Ann McDougal Shane. He was retired from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department after 38 years of …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Stand up against immorality Dear editor: In response to Mr. (Phillip) Finch’s statement about having to deal with Christians, I would hope this will be the case. Christians should stand up against immorality. They say this will be financially good for Batesville; I can tell …

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  • Rosemary Collins – Paid Obituary

    Rosemary Collins, age 67, of Janesville, Wisconsin, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 9, 2014. She was born in Strawberry, Arkansas, on February 28, 1946, the daughter of the late Lewis B. “Buddy” and Mira W. “Virgie” (Whitmire) Moss. Rosemary …

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  • James H. Berry: From Confederate soldier to gov.

    James H. Berry, a judge, lawyer, teacher, governor and U.S. senator, was one of the leading voices in Arkansas as it moved out of Reconstruction and toward the 20th century. Berry was born in Alabama in 1841. When he was 7, his father moved the …

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  • Marijuana legalization as privatization, disempowerment

    The beginning of this year saw the first fully-fledged legal weed markets open in America in nearly a century. Lines formed, similar those for a midnight movie premiere. Giddy stoners stood in shops in amazement at the ease, variety and quality of the shopping experience. …

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