• No chronic wasting disease found in deer

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says recent testing has found no chronic wasting disease in Arkansas’ deer herd. The commission said Wednesday that it submitted samples during the 2013 sampling period for testing and the deadly disease was not found. …

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  • AHTD withdraws projects due to funding questions

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has withdrawn 10 construction projects from its planned list of projects scheduled for award in April. The department said in a news release that the decision is the result of the uncertainty of federal …

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  • Players lists announced for 2nd North Arkansas All-Star Basketball event

    BROCKWELL — Rosters are set for the second version of the North Arkansas All-Star Basketball Classic games, which are scheduled for Saturday night the Izard County High School Cougar Den, according to a news release from the school. Forty-three seniors from schools in Cleburne, Fulton, …

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  • Modified racers return for championship show

    LOCUST GROVE – With sunny skies forecast for this weekend, the Batesville Motor Speedway will make another attempt to open their season with the running of the 18th Annual IMCA Mid-America Modified Championship. Originally scheduled to open the season March 6-8, the race was postponed …

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  • Southerners fall 18-17 to Longhorns

    VIOLA — The Southside Southerners battled the Viola Longhorns Tuesday in a non-district slugfest with the Longhorns finally coming out on top 18-17. The Southerners Cub Riley pitched three innings and struck out four, while giving up five hits and two runs. Dakota Cook picked …

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  • Lady Southerners fall in first 4A-2 outing

    STUTTGART — The Stuttgart Lady Ricebirds squeaked by the Southside Lady Southerners 7-6 by picking up a timely single in the bottom of the seventh inning for the win. It was the first 4A-2 District loss for the Lady Southerners, who are 3-2 overall. Sydney …

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  • Bomber soccer teams blast Pioneers

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Mountain Home soccer teams kept shutout strings intact here Tuesday against Batesville. The Mountain Home Lady Bombers improved to 4-0 with a 6-0 victory over the Lady Pioneers. The Bombers defeated the Pioneers 5-0, which is also the Bombers’ record. The …

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  • UMass pitcher tosses no-hitter, loses

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — UMass Lowell’s Raz Bracha and Garrett Cole combined to pitch the sixth no-hitter in school history, but the River Hawks lost to Yale 1-0 on a squeeze bunt Wednesday. With one out in the fifth inning, Green Campbell was hit …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, March 20 – Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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  • Vols, Cal Poly Mustangs provide excitement, upset

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Tennessee gave the NCAA tournament its first improbable comeback. Cal Poly won, too — which was improbable in itself. The First Four — winners of play-in games — turned into quite a starting point. With forward Jarnell Stokes using his 280 …

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  • PR guys writing ‘icky’ business tie-ins to tourney

    Welcome back to BracketRacket, the one-stop shopping place for all your NCAA tournament needs. If you think the lack of breathable polyester in those ridiculous get-ups is the biggest threat to mascots, you may want to go directly to item No. 3. Without further ado: …

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  • Pro Baseball Briefs

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman broke bones above his left eye and nose when he was hit by a line drive Wednesday night, the latest frightening injury to a pitcher struck in the head by a batted ball. Chapman was undergoing …

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