• Cool, power describe winning Midland combo

    When describing pitcher Paisley Pratt and catcher Whitney Reeves, Midland Coach Brett Barber used two words. Cool and power. The cool, is the icy stare and composure of the junior right-hander in the circle, and the power is the rocket arm and long-ball bat of …

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  • Two area schools set scrimmages

    Two circulation-area schools will host intrasquad scrimmages to conclude spring football practices. Tonight in Cave City, the Cavemen’s Red-White scrimmage is set for a 5:30 start, announced Coach Jon Bradley. Spectators are asked to contribute liquid soap, a towel or a donation to the football …

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  • Spurs roll over Thunder 112-77

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs are rolling toward a return to the NBA Finals, and Oklahoma City looks powerless to slow them down without Serge Ibaka. Tony Parker scored 22 points, Danny Green made seven 3-pointers and added 21, and the Spurs …

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  • Hogs top Rebels in SEC tourney

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Chris Oliver allowed only one unearned run in six and a third innings to help Arkansas beat Mississippi 2-1 in the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Wednesday. The 20th-ranked and seventh-seeded Arkansas baseball team (37-21) came out on the winning end of …

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  • Scott, Elliot elected to NASCAR Hall

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Wendell Scott earned a second NASCAR first on Wednesday: He became the first African-American driver to be elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The late driver from Virginia was among the latest group of five — all drivers, another first …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith pleaded no contest Wednesday to three felony weapons charges and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence. The 24-year-old Smith entered his pleas in a Santa Clara County Superior Courtroom in San …

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  • Lewallen, Henderson, Pearce win IndCo quorum court races

    On the local level in Tuesday’s primary Independence County had three justice of the peace races and one constable race. In the Democratic primary Ron Lewallen received more than double the votes (79 votes to 32) of his competitor, Randy Seale, for the JP District …

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  • Sturch defeats Moore

    While Independence County did not have any races at the county level, there were a few Arkansas House, justice of the peace and other races for which voters were casting ballots on Tuesday. In District 52 — which includes parts of Craighead, Independence, Jackson and …

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  • Count Counts in for 2nd term

    ASH FLAT — Count Mark Counts in for a second term. When the numbers were in during Tuesday night’s primary election, the Sharp County sheriff, a Democrat, received nearly 60 percent of the vote against his opponent Mack Thompson, also a Democrat. According to an …

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  • Ross, Hutchinson win Arkansas governor primaries

    LITTLE ROCK — Solidifying a general election matchup they’ve effectively been running for nearly a year, Democrat Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson clinched their parties’ nominations for Arkansas governor in Tuesday’s primary. The two ex-congressmen easily dispatched lesser-known, underfunded rivals. With most of the …

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  • Rutledge, Sterling go on in AG race

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former Little Rock deputy prosecutor and Batesville native Leslie Rutledge will face former Hope city manager David Sterling in a runoff election next month for the GOP nomination for attorney general. In balloting Tuesday, neither Sterling nor Rutledge reached the majority …

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  • Main Street Batesville to feature Beatles tribute

    Main Street Batesville will host a Beatles tribute concert featuring Danny Dozier and The Lockhouse Orchestra at 7 p.m. June 21 at the Fellowship Bible Church (former Landers Theater) on Main Street. Tickets are $15 and available at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Citizens …

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