• Childress honored by academy

    The United States Achievement Academy has announced that Elijah Wanya Adonis Childress of Batesville has been recognized as a student of excellence in athletics, honor roll, leadership and math, according to a news release. Fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students are …

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  • Cord resident named ‘outstanding’ dietetic student

    FAYETTEVILLE — Jessica Bradley of Cord and a recent graduate of the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas, has been named the Outstanding Dietetic Student by the Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Bradley, the daughter of …

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  • Scholar awarded $2K

    A recent Batesville High School graduate has been named a recipient of a $2,000 scholarship by the Scholarships for Military Veterans program, according to a news release. Chaney Ryan of Newark is the daughter of military veteran Karen Ryan. The high school graduate plans to …

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  • Smithville student recognized

    MAGNOLIA — Southern Arkansas University recently announced the names of 365 students who qualified for the Dean’s List following the Spring 2014 semester. Area students included Lane Gay of Smithville, a junior biology-pre health major. To qualify, a student must complete 12 or more semester …

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  • UA-FS releases list

    FORT SMITH — The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith has released the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester, according to Dr. Ray Wallace, provost and senior vice chancellor. Area students named to the list include Melissa Carter, Mindy Estrada (all A’s) and Chelsea …

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  • ASMSA recognizes 96 during commencement

    HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts celebrated two milestones during commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2014 on May 24 — the 20th graduating class and the 2,000th graduate since the school opened in 1993. The Arkansas General Assembly …

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  • ADEQ holds slogan contest

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is holding a contest to find a slogan that can be used anywhere in Arkansas to encourage people to recycle. Slogans must contain five words or less and include a form of the word recycle. “We …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 30, 1994.

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  • Library announces memorials

    The Independence County Library’s endowment fund has received the following memorials: Robertson Fallis Barnett — Don E. and Inez Fallis, Orange, California Gerald A. Meacham — Nancy and Preston Grace Jr.; H. David and Suzanne Blair; Jim, Paula and Ann Beard, Sulphur Rock; Lax, Vaughan, …

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  • Woman admits killing mother

    The last person to see Linda Jo Stingley of Southside alive was her daughter. Now, that same daughter she gave birth to 41 years ago faces a first-degree murder charge after she reportedly killed Stingley and then tossed her body in a wooded area along …

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  • Storm downs power lines

    Thursday’s storm brought over 2 inches of rain in the first 20 minutes and 28 mile per hour winds, according to Batesville Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn. The severe thunderstorm rolled into town around noon damaging trees, downing power lines and trapping motorists in their vehicles. …

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  • NEA severe weather claims two lives

    LITTLE ROCK — Two people were killed by falling trees in northeast Arkansas on Thursday as a storm system ripped through the area, damaging homes and businesses and causing widespread power outages. Damage spanned the northeastern third of the state and was severe enough at …

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