• Jonesboro teacher receives Milken Educator Award

    LITTLE ROCK — When Erin Hodges went to work Thursday, she had no idea she would go home with a $25,000 check and the honor of being named one of the best teachers in the state. Hodges, a seventh-grade English teacher at Douglas MacArthur Junior …

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  • Hutchins to mark golden anniversary

                      GUION — Leon and Linda Hutchins of Guion will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a potluck at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mount Pleasant School cafeteria. Linda Roller and Leon Hutchins were married Feb. 29, 1964, …

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  • 2014 State of the City Address

    Tonight I come before you to deliver my State of the City Address. When I became your mayor in January of 2007 the challenges confronting our city were much different than I had imagined. Decades of neglect and complacency regarding our water and wastewater infrastructure …

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  • A plea from a dieting cookie addict

    We must stop them. We must stop the millions of Girl Scouts who are, right this moment, preying on a helpless public, making us buy and consume calories we don’t need — at the rate of one or two rows of cookies at each sitting. …

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  • Passion, friendship drive Timberwolves duo

    Alone, Cedar Ridge Timberwolves Spencer Reaves and Cole Crabtree are prolific and much-decorated high school athletes. On the basketball court, together with younger brothers Austin Reaves, Cade Crabtree, and close friend Nate Easley, they are state champions. Reaves and Crabtree will continue their run for …

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  • Union forces paused to celebrate George Washington’s birthday

    One hundred fifty years ago, Union forces in Little Rock celebrated President George Washington’s birthday by putting on display a pass and review of the Third Arkansas Cavalry (U.S.). According to the National Democrat newspaper, following “a salute of 13 guns by Vaughan’s Battery announced …

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  • Forrest City teams trample BHS cagers

    FORREST CITY — One Forrest City basketball team was driving for a sweep in the 5A-East District, the other was trying to stay in the hunt for a state tournament berth, and both ran over the visitors from Batesville on Tuesday night. In the opener, …

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  • Red Wolves pull away from Scots

    JONESBORO — NAIA athletic programs usually play NCAA Division I opponents in what is commonly called “money games,” because the smaller school are paid to come visit the larger institution. This year, the Lyon College men’s basketball team went 1-1 in those contests, defeating Grambling …

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  • Scot wins AMC pitcher award

    Lyon College junior pitcher Justin Braswell only worked 14.2 innings this past week, but was credited with three victories and a save and was honored as the American Midwest Conference Pitcher of the Week award, the league office announced Monday. The 6-1, 165-pound right-hander from …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, February 26 – Sunday, March 2, 2014.

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  • Track coaches rank UA teams at No. 1, No. 4

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas men’s track and field team remains No. 1 and the women’s team No. 4 in the latest rankings by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The Razorbacks have been the top-ranked team in the …

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  • Six prospects impress at NFL combine

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL scouting combine will never turn a projected first-round pick into an undrafted free agent, or vice versa. By this point in the careers of these prospects, their size has been established. So have their smarts. The film of their college …

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