• Reds’ Chapman ‘lucky’ after hit by pitch

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman underwent a 2½-hour operation Thursday to repair a broken bone above his left eye but has no other serious injuries after being hit in the face by a line drive in a spring training game. Team …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, March 21 – Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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  • Baseball Briefs

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was sent for an MRI of his ailing right calf, which was negative. Ellsbury hasn’t played since March 14. He was scratched from Sunday’s game against Atlanta because of right calf tightness. ——— …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football COLUMBIA, Mo. — Scouts from every NFL team, fans and media packed Missouri’s training facilities to watch former Tigers defensive end Michael Sam and 14 of his former teammates at the school’s annual pro day. Sam made headlines recently by disclosing he is …

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  • NCAA upsets mark first full day of tournament

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The day started with a bracket-crushing blow. More upsets followed. Four overtime games, a record. A buzzer-beater, a pair of late-night scares. OK, now breathe. This was just one day. There are still 47 games left, 16 of those on Friday. …

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  • OBU releases honor rolls

    ARKADELPHIA — A total of 395 students at Ouachita Baptist University were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester. The students will receive a certificate of recognition from Ouachita and will be included in the “National Dean’s List” for 2013-14. To be …

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  • Airport to build 6-bay facility

    The improvements made in recent years to the city’s water and wastewater facilities, as well as continued highway improvements, have encouraged local business expansion, and with it, the growth of the Batesville Regional Airport. On Wednesday, the airport broke ground on a new six-bay facility …

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  • Experimental study could be cancer patient’s last hope – Family, friends, classmates raise more than $16K

    OIL TROUGH — When Allie Wilson had no one to turn to, she had Jeannie Ivie. With a father in jail and a mother who died when she was 3, it was Jeannie who would become “just like a mother” to Wilson, who grew up …

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  • Guilty plea entered for man featured on ‘Ozarks’ show

    HARDY (AP) — An Arkansas man featured on “Clash of the Ozarks” has pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge. Kerry Wayne Evans of Hardy pleaded guilty to this week to illegally possessing an unregistered machine gun. Evans appears on Discovery Channel’s reality show “Clash …

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  • 39th to mark 10th anniversary of Iraq deployment

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas National Guard’s 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team will host a 10-year reunion for its veterans of the Brigade’s Operation Iraqi Freedom II deployment in which the brigade suffered the loss of 33 soldiers, to include 16 from Arkansas. Guest speakers …

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  • Budget committee to meet

    The Independence County Quorum Court budget committee will meet at 5:30 tonight at the county courthouse in the circuit courtroom. Members of the committee are Justices of the Peace Margaret Boothby, Gary Bridgman, Anne Moore, Tim Stewart and Waymon Long. The budget committee normally meets …

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  • Grants to improve public housing

    LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $16,501,505 to 105 Arkansas public housing authorities to make major large-scale improvements. Nationally, $1.8 billion was awarded, covering 1.1 million public housing units. Funding includes: Batesville Housing Authority — $75,732 Melbourne Housing …

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