• Two named to honor society

    JONESBORO — Seven Arkansas State University students were recently inducted into the Kappa Tau Alpha honor society in a ceremony in the Cache River Room of the ASU Student Union. KTA is a college honor society that recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship. Membership is …

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  • Student nets scholarship

    Catherine Carlile Catherine Margaret Carlile of Batesville has received a Collegiate Scholars award from Arkansas Tech University, according to a news release. Carlile, who plans to major in pre-physical therapy, is the daughter of Tom and Becky Carlile. Her high school achievements include being in …

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  • Lyon sophomore to be D.C. intern

    Paige Blades A sophomore at Lyon College has been selected for the Joint Program in Survey Methodology Junior Fellows Program, according to a news release. Paige Blades of Bono will be part of the highly selective internship, which provides a paid research assistantship in Washington, …

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  • A mother’s grief — Brylee’s story could ‘help others’

    CAVE CITY — Sitting on a dresser are the pitcher’s helmet and gear that saw many a game. Lining the headboard to her custom-made bed are awards for academics and athletics, too many to count. Posters of pop stars Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne hang …

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  • Awareness walk nears

    On April 28 parents and community members will “Walk to Break the Silence” and bring about awareness of suicide and shedding the light on other topics like depression during the Parents Against the Silence of Suicide walk. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at …

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  • ACH surgeon operates on cleft lip/palate

    One in every 800 children born in Arkansas are born with a cleft lip and/or palate. And that just slightly higher than the national average of 700, according to Dr. Larry D. Hartzell, a surgeon and co-director of the cleft lip/palate team of Arkansas Children’s …

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  • Teen murder suspect attacks guards

    A Jefferson County teen being held for capital murder is now facing assault and battery charges following a scuffle with three guards at the White River Juvenile Detention Facility in Batesville Tuesday afternoon. Independence County Deputy Ben Keener was dispatched to the facility around 1:15 …

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  • Fan drive announced

    In anticipation of a hotter than usual summer, Batesville Healthcare and Home Instead Senior Care are teaming up to collect and furnish fans for senior citizens who cannot afford the cost of running their air conditioning or replacing damaged units. “The fan drive will be …

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  • Guard’s Roberts named Arkansas APME board vp

    HEBER SPRINGS (AP) — Maria Flora, managing editor of The Jonesboro Sun, has been elected president of the Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors, and Angelia Roberts, executive director of advertising and editorial at the Batesville Daily Guard, is the group’s new vice president. Flora and …

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  • MSB to hold meeting

    The Main Street Batesville board will meet at 5:30 tonight at Fox Creek BBQ.

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  • Testing schedule changes

    No Arkansas State Police driver’s written or road tests will be given in Batesville on Friday.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 5, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Ramsey Searcy of Desha was in Batesville today marketing cotton. He brought eight bales of cotton in one load and the bales averaged 500 pounds each. He received 16-1/4 …

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