• Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jason Collins became the first openly gay athlete in the United States four major pro leagues on Sunday, playing 10 scoreless minutes with two rebounds and five fouls in the Nets’ 108-102 victory of the Lakers. Collins signed a …

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  • Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies at age 110

    LONDON (AP) — Alice Herz-Sommer, believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor, died at age 110 on Sunday, a family member said. The accomplished pianist’s death came just a week before her extraordinary story of surviving two years in a Nazi prison camp through devotion …

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  • Man’s faith helps him cope with illness

    When Matt Williams was born, doctors said he might never walk — but he played tee-ball as a boy, rounding the bases with braces on his legs. Doctors said he may not finish high school and yet he went on to become a substitute teacher …

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  • High-speed chase ends in arrest

    A high-speed chase with Izard County police led to the arrest of a man on a motorcycle on Monday, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Deputy Mike Smith said he saw a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed Monday morning near the shopping mall …

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  • Man faces multiple charges after theft

    Wednesday was a busy one for a Batesville man wanted in Izard County when he was found to have a counterfeit $100 bill, a stolen gun and some drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop in Independence County. He is also accused of taking and pawning …

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  • City reduces center’s price tag

    Allotting an extra 30 days on a building contract has resulted in a $30,000 savings for the city of Batesville. Thursday, the city council held a special meeting to award the bid for the Fitzhugh Park Community Center and Aquatic Park to GAG Builders Inc. …

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  • WRMC awarded gold seal

    White River Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in stereotactic breast biopsy as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient …

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  • Auction, dinner to benefit Project Graduation

    Batesville High School will host a children’s art auction and dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse with proceeds to benefit BHS’ Project Graduation, an event that provides a safe and drug-free environment for seniors on graduation night. Tickets are …

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  • Girl Scouts to clean up camp

    FLORAL — Girl Scouts is looking for volunteers to help clean up Camp Crossed Arrows in Floral for the upcoming spring and summer seasons. Cleanup day is scheduled for 10 a.m. to dusk March 1 (overnight accommodations will be made available). “We will have cleaning …

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  • CC board to discuss calendar

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school library. Agenda items include discussion of the school calendar, days missed due to inclement weather and possible submission of a state waiver request for some missed days. …

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  • Juried exhibit planned

    Lyon College will present its Juried Student Show from Monday through March 21 in Kresge Gallery with an awards reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. “An annual competition juried by an external artist, this show gives Lyon College students a chance to compete for …

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  • Students set family fun night

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside middle and high school choir students will host a Family Fun Night Fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Southside Middle School cafeteria, according to a news release. Admission is $2 and will include a bounce house obstacle course, karaoke, …

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