• Hogs to face another impressive freshman when Gamecocks visit Fayetteville tonight

    FAYETTEVILLE — The Kentucky Wildcats were picked No. 1 in the country in the preaseason because of their outstanding freshmen class, but others in the SEC sport outstanding freshmen. In fact the last two SEC Freshmen of the Week play tonight in the Arkansas-South Carolina …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, February 19 – Friday, February 21, 2014.

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  • Committee chairman says medical reason needed if NCAA rules to slow fast-play football offenses

    The chairman of the NCAA Football Rules Committee said Tuesday a proposal to prohibit snapping the ball until at least 10 seconds run off the 40-second play clock should not go forward if there is no hard evidence showing up-tempo offenses endanger defensive players. Air …

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  • Olympic politics heat up, power reigns on ski slopes

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The politics got a little hotter. The slopes got a lot slushier. On a day when the mountain courses seemed better suited for the crawl or butterfly but posed no obstacle to Tina Maze, the Sochi Olympics took a more overt …

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  • Former state trooper faces charges

    ASH FLAT — An Arkansas state trooper based in Cave City was charged Friday with breaking and entering, a class D felony, in connection with missing drugs from the Sharp County Sheriff’s Department, according to public documents from the county’s circuit clerk’s office. The charge …

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  • Southside school sets last day for June 4

    SOUTHSIDE — Unlike some area schools, Southside is one that doesn’t plan to cancel spring break. The Southside School District missed 10 days due to inclement weather and has since made up one day by holding classes on Monday, Presidents Day. The last day of …

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  • Four arrested for drugs

    WALNUT RIDGE — Four people were arrested on drug charges in Lawrence County on Feb. 13 and on Valentine’s Day, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. Arrested were Todd Jayce Matthews, 23, of Walnut Ridge; Ray Fry, 42, of Imboden; Markus Ellison, 45, of Walnut Ridge; and …

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  • Officers capture Calico Rock man

    MELBOURNE — A Calico Rock man who managed to avoid apprehension for several days was arrested last week Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said Daniel Dwight, 24, was arrested Wednesday night in Harrison and has a lengthy criminal history in Izard County and the surrounding …

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  • Literacy director named to create strategic plan for county library

    As director of the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project, Nicole Stroud knows the importance of a community library just as she knows the importance of making illiteracy a thing of the past, and now she will help the Independence County Library form a plan to ensure …

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  • AF man hires firm to sue investigator

    ASH FLAT — A man who was given a court-appointed attorney to fight his drug charges in circuit court has apparently found enough money to hire a private attorney to sue an arresting officer. Larry Casey, who lists an Ash Flat address, is charged with …

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  • Fraternity sets communitywide chili dinner

    Zeta Beta Tau fraternity at Lyon College will host an all-you-can-eat chili dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Batesville. The event is open to the public and the cost is $5, but children 5 years old and younger eat free. Patrons …

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  • Bank promotes 3, hires 1

    Citizens Bank continues to bolster its branch leadership with recent promotions and a key hiring at two of its branch locations in Batesville, according to a news release. Stefanie Canard, a Citizens Bank associate in the retail department for more than 10 years, has been …

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