• Super Bowl viewers really ‘ad’ up

    Has anyone invented a DVR that automatically skips the programs so you can watch only the commercials? Based on the frenzy over the elaborately produced ads for Super Bowl XLVIII, you’d think there would be a market for such a thing. A colleague of mine, …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Who will be responsible? Dear editor: Every day as I look at our local news, I am amazed. What am I amazed about? I’m amazed at the amount of people arrested for DUIs. And of course, drugs. Why should I be amazed? Well, for one we are “supposed” …

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  • Three to be added to Cave City Hall of Fame on Friday

    CAVE CITY — An all-state basketball player from one of the Cavewomen’s best teams, a state champion in tennis and a winning basketball coach are scheduled to be inducted into the Cave City Hall of Fame during a ceremony between the Cave City-Westside Consolidated junior …

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  • New year, new law for record expungements

    At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Day, Arkansas’ expungement laws finally had its overhaul put in place. Passed this last legislative session, the Comprehensive Criminal Record Sealing Act of 2013 changes the way ex-offenders clear one of the biggest obstacles they face to …

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  • Ice, road conditions nip sporting events

    All junior and senior high area basketball games and the Melbourne high bowling match were canceled Monday due to icy road conditions, and games scheduled for today are in jeopardy due to a new wave of snow and ice predicted for this afternoon. Games slated …

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  • Lyon basketball teams join fight against cancer at home games Saturday

    Lyon Sports Information The Lyon College women and men’s basketball teams have designated Saturday as their “Play 4 Kay” and “Coaches vs. Cancer” games, respectively, when they take on nationally ranked Columbia College teams in Becknell Gymnasium. The Lyon women, who are receiving votes for …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, February 4 – Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

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  • Hogs’ Qualls, Harris rejoin Razorback squad

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Arkansas junior Alandise Harris and sophomore Michael Qualls have been reinstated from their one-game suspensions and will play against Alabama. Neither Harris nor Qualls, who have combined to average nearly 21 points per game this season, traveled to LSU over the weekend …

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  • Super Bowl draws most viewers

    NEW YORK — For the fourth time in five years, the Super Bowl has set a record for the most-watched television event in U.S. history, drawing 111.5 million viewers even though the Seattle Seahawks’ 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos wasn’t really competitive. The ratings …

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  • No. 1 Syracuse remains unbeaten at 22-0

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Gritty Syracuse is atop the national rankings after playing second fiddle to Arizona for two months, and the Orange’s perfect season is intact after another single-digit victory. Syracuse (22-0, 9-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat Notre Dame 61-55 on Monday night, its …

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  • Anita DeFrantz’ Olympic dreams finally come true after 34 years

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — To say Anita DeFrantz has waited 34 years for this moment would not be an exaggeration. The American rower missed out on the 1980 Moscow Olympics because of the U.S. boycott. She led a passionate — though fruitless — campaign against …

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  • Search continues for pilot

    MENA (AP) — An Arkansas Forestry Commission official says the search for a missing pilot and a commission airplane continues in western Arkansas. Commission spokeswoman Adriane Barnes said searchers would continue looking until near midnight Monday and would resume today for 34-year-old pilot Jake Harrell …

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