• Hogs hope for repeat performance from Qualls

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — There’s just no way to forget the sequence that led to Michael Qualls soaring in for the put-back dunk that gave Arkansas an overtime win over Kentucky last month. Qualls, however, is doing his best to leave the dramatic ending behind him …

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  • Conference races heating up

    The Big 12 regular season has ended up as it always seems to: with Kansas on top. With their 83-75 win over Oklahoma on Monday night, the fifth-ranked Jayhawks wrapped up at least a share of their 10th straight Big 12 championship. Only UCLA, with …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Outfielder Mike Trout and the Angels agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract, a prelude to a long-term deal between the young All-Star and Los Angeles. The salary is the highest for a one-year major league contract for a …

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  • Two appointed to council

    The Batesville City Council has two new members, but neither are new to serving in city government. The council met Tuesday night and made the appointments. Earlier this month, Paige Hubbard resigned from her Ward 3, Position 2 seat because she and her family were …

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  • Lost child found by wildlife officer Grandparents reportedly test for pot, meth

    MELBOURNE — A little girl who was found wandering alone Sunday morning was later released to her mother and the child’s grandparents were given a citation, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Around 10:30 a.m. Sgt. Gabe Sanders and Deputy Jaden …

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  • Batesville native starts investment advisory firm

    Throughout his three years at Harvard Law, Tice Brown was focused on investing instead of practicing law. Brown founded the Harvard Law School Investment Club and worked at hedge funds in Birmingham, and New York City during his summer breaks. He began work at a …

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  • Man arrested on release from prison

    MELBOURNE — A man who was released from prison last week was arrested in Izard County, Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Upon Zachary Mayfield’s release from the Arkansas Department of Correction on Friday, Reserve Deputy Jeff Sanders picked him up to answer charges of possession of …

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  • C-Ridge eyes snow days

    NEWARK — Like many school districts in Arkansas, Cedar Ridge is one that continues to monitor its academic calendar after this year’s winter weather kept students out of classes for two weeks. With less than a month until spring arrives and talk of even more …

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  • One malnourished, one dead horse found

    When Officer Shawn Stephens arrived at the residence on Rainey Lane he found one malnourished horse and a paint horse that appeared to be deceased. Stephens said he attempted to make contact with the owner, Johnny D. Farris, 30, of Cave City but the door …

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  • ‘Friends’ concert is Saturday

    The sixth annual Friends in Great Places concert will be held Saturday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, featuring Danny Dozier along with several artists and musicians including Pam Setser, Tim Crouch, Gary Rounds, The Apple Brothers and 8-year-old Mary Parker on …

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  • HP hiring 200

    CONWAY (AP) — Hewlett-Packard has begun interviewing candidates for 200 positions at its Conway location. HP is hiring people in software development and business analysis. The positions are in the government health care sector. HP account executive John Herzog says the company is the largest …

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  • Boston butts being sold as benefit for cancer patient

    NEWARK — Boston butts are currently being sold as a benefit for Matt Williams, who is battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer. To order, call Newark Elementary or Cedar Ridge High School at (870) 799-8691. Tickets are $25, and orders must be in …

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