• Four former champs line up for 22nd Pioneer Classic

    Four will try for another and nine will try for a first next week in the First Community Bank Pioneer Classic title. The small-school division of the annual high school baseball tournament is scheduled to end on Thursday, but the first pitch is set for …

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  • Mustangs postponed, Southerners fall in Xtra Innings Classic

    JONESBORO — Weather dampened the Midland Mustangs opener and the Southside Southerners lost Thursday in the Xtra Innings Classic at Jonesboro. The 3-3 Mustangs led the Pocahontas Redskins 3-0 in the bottom of the third innning before the game was postponed due to rain and …

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  • About Town

    Growing up in and around Batesville, there were two restaurants that my grandmother (mammaw) chose when it was time to eat out. Consequently when I get asked about my favorite steakhouse, I still say Bonanza. I’ll admit that some of that may be nostalgia. Just …

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  • A sinking feeling about Noah

    *Sigh* The whole Noah’s ark experience used to be so simple. Not just in childhood Sunday school, but even in college, when my classmate Mary Beth Heeney produced a short animated Noah film complete with the bouncy 1964 Gale Garnett hit “We’ll Sing In The …

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  • Smartphone app may help alcoholics stay sober

    CHICAGO — A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found. The sober app studied joins a host of others …

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  • Keep bossy — ban pink ribboning

    Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s campaign to cheer young girls to participate launched earlier this month. Sandberg claims little boys get called leaders and for the same behavior little girls are branded as bossy. “Together we can encourage girls to lead. Pledge to Ban Bossy,” reads …

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  • Ruby Lindsey

    CAVE CITY — Ruby Gean Lindsey, 60, of Cave City died Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Batesville. Born April 29, 1953, in Mountain View, she was the daughter of Pete and Minnie Brewer Moore. She worked on a farm and was a certified nursing assistant. …

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  • Donald James

    CAVE CITY — Donald Keith James, 65, of Cave City died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at his home. Born Jan. 30, 1949, at Batesville, he was the son of Von and Bertha Smith James. He worked at ConAgra Foods in Batesville for many years and …

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  • Jimmy Johnson

    SHERWOOD — Jimmy Don Johnson, 73, of Sherwood died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Sherwood. Born Oct. 3, 1940, in Cave City, he was the son of Fred and Lucille Watkins Johnson. He was a retired electrical contractor and operator of Johnson Electrical Inc. He …

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  • Tuckerman’s Gilbert selected to Hall of Fame

    TUCKERMAN (AP) — Long-time former Tuckerman High School baseball and basketball Coach Morgan Gilbert has been elected into the National High School Hall of Fame. Gilbert is currently the only coach in the nation to win 1,000 games in both high school baseball and basketball. …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, March 28 – Sunday, March 30, 2014.

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  • Women of SEC show depth in tourney

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference is flexing its muscles in the women’s NCAA tournament. This is the first year the SEC has sent at least five teams to the Sweet 16 since six of its schools got there in 1997, with Tennessee winning …

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