• Manziel wows Bush, executives at pro day

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Johnny Manziel’s NFL pro day had a former president, lots of swag, a Drake soundtrack and even some football, too. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner threw for 75 officials from 30 teams on the Texas A&M campus Thursday. He also …

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  • Sherman, Rice can’t help Stanford

    Welcome back to BracketRacket, the one-stop shopping place for all offbeat NCAA tournament needs. In today’s edition, we plumb Richard Sherman’s psyche, debunk Peyton Manning’s talismanic quality, examine Mitch McConnell’s phobia and go channel-surfing with John Calipari. Without further ado: Celebrity alum(s) of the day …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball HOUSTON (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers tied the NBA record for futility with their 26th straight loss, falling 120-98 to a Houston Rockets team led by James Harden’s triple-double. Philadelphia matched the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA’s worst skid and can set …

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  • Baseball Briefs

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have agreed to pay Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera a baseball-record $292 million over the next 10 years, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. Cabrera is due $44 million over the final two years of his …

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  • Cooperatives worried about EPA regs

    The Environmental Protection Agency is currently working on a proposed set of rules for emissions on power plants and Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) President Duane Highley said the new regulations will take coal out of the mix, leading to higher costs for consumers and …

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  • Recreational woes voiced at meeting

    Batesville city officials are not pleased with the progress of the new soccer complex on East Main Street, as it was scheduled for completion last September. Still incomplete, now there are more problems. Parks Director Jeff Owens updated the Batesville City Council Tuesday night on …

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  • Police search for teen runaway

    Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating a female juvenile, who reportedly ran away from home earlier this week. According to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, Rebecca Freeman said she was notified that her daughter, 17-year-old Whitney Hope Leasure, ran away at about 7 …

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  • C-Ridge awards bids, racks up $11K on card at tourney

    NEWARK — Four bids for the sale of two older model buses the Cedar Ridge School District no longer needs were opened when the Cedar Ridge School Board met recently. The highest bid of $1,605 for a 1991 Bluebird, 71-passenger bus was awarded to Danny …

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  • HRA merger in progress

    It was a short meeting for Health Resources of Arkansas Wednesday when the board met to tie up a few loose ends. Before members agreed to take the next step in a merger between DaySpring Behavioral Health (a division of Alternative Opportunities Inc.) they had …

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  • City arts council receives funding

    The Batesville Area Arts Council has received a five-year Building Sponsor commitment from First Community Bank, according to a news release. “Our mission at the Batesville Area Arts Council is simple: We want to enrich our community through the arts” said Paige Dirksen, the organization’s …

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  • Spring fundraiser is Saturday

    SAFFELL — Saffell Volunteer Fire Department will have its annual spring fundraiser at 5 p.m. Saturday. Fish, chicken and all the trimmings will be served. Plates will be $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Women are asked to furnish the desserts …

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  • Lyon to host student exhibition

    An exhibition of artwork of Lyon College students in assistant professor of art Dustyn Bork’s BA senior thesis class is being held now through April 11 in the Kresge Gallery inside the historic Alphin Building at Lyon College. A reception and artist talk will be …

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