• Steamboat captured

    One hundred fifty years ago there was much military activity in south Arkansas. By mid June the Union army was still licking its wounds following the April 30, 1864 battle of Jenkins Ferry and was in need of replacing lost equipment and fallen soldiers. As …

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  • ICC grads net scholarships

    BROCKWELL — Douglas Burke, Falyn Farmer and Jordan Sherrell, recent graduates at Izard County High School, have been selected as recipients of the ICC Alumni Scholarships, according to a news release.   The scholarships are $500 each and are selected from the senior class of …

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  • Ralph Avey

    EVENING SHADE — Ralph E. Avey, 91, of Evening Shade died Monday, June 16, 2014, at his home. Born April 10, 1923, at Marion Center, Pennsyl-vania, he was the son of William and Sarah Wetzel Avey. He was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran of …

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  • Ivan Miller

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Ivan Miller, 67, of Pleasant Plains died Saturday, June 14, 2014, at his home. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Qualls Batesville Funeral Service Chapel with Jim Platt officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery at Pleasant Plains. …

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  • Mary Gentry

    Mary Jewell Gentry, 61, of Batesville died Sunday, June 15, 2014. Born Sept. 13, 1952, in Little Rock, she was the daughter of J.C. and Betty Cox Hollis. She was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed playing bingo and going fishing. Survivors include her husband …

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  • Lola Irene VanWinkle – Paid Obituary

    Lola Irene VanWinkle, 91, of Bradford went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 15, 2014. She was born November 28, 1922, at Union Hill, a daughter of the late Hob and Katie Clark Knight. She retired from Vickers after more than 20 years …

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  • For 3 new BHS coaches, it feels like coming home

    The Batesville School Board voted Monday night to hire three head coaches — two Batesville High School graduates and one Tennessean. And “Batesville is pretty much home to me,” said Stan Fowler, the Memphis native who was hired to direct the Lady Pioneer basketball team. …

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  • After losing walk marathon, Pioneers win nightcap

    After so many rain outs, the Batesville Pioneers summer league baseball team played plenty Monday night at the North Complex. The opener would have been more than enough for a lot of fans. The Pocahontas Blackhawks’ 23-13, run-ruled 5-inning victory took right at three hours …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, June 17 – Friday, June 20, 2014.

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  • Vandy rallies by UC Irvine; Texas KOs Louisville

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — With first-round draft pick Tyler Beede off his game again, Walker Buehler was eager to help. Buehler pitched 5 1-3 innings of no-hit relief in Vanderbilt’s 6-4 win over the University of California-Irvine at the College World Series on Monday night, …

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  • Dreamy goal wins for U.S.

    NATAL, Brazil (AP) — Smiling ear to ear after winning a World Cup match with his first international goal, John Brooks had a story to share. “I told some teammates that I dreamed that I scored in the 80th minute and we won the game,” …

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  • Dark day in San Diego: Gwynn dies at 54

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two certainties about Tony Gwynn: He could hit a baseball like few other major league baseball players and he was going to laugh. The Hall of Famer with the sweet left-handed swing died Monday of oral cancer, a disease he attributed …

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