• $993,780 OK’d for Internet study

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Legislative Council has approved a $993,780 contract to assess broadband access, equipment and connectivity at every school in the state. The contract with CT&T Inc. of North Little Rock will begin immediately and the findings are due by December. …

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  • Prisons chief, health leader to retire

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The chief of Arkansas’ prison system says he’s retiring from his post this fall after four years. Arkansas Department of Correction Director Ray Hobbs announced Friday that he’s retiring effective Nov. 1. Hobbs has worked in the prison system since 1975 …

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  • Smith seeks seat

        Tammy Grady Smith of Cave City is announcing her candidacy for city council, ward 3, position 2.         Political announcements The Batesville Daily Guard will publish abbreviated political announcements on this page, as space permits, at no cost to the …

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  • Three earn NASA scholarships

    Three students in the Doyle “Rog” Rogers Jr., Aviation Maintenance program at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville have been awarded NASA scholarships. Kaprincia Goldwood of Ash Flat, Marc Grammer of Floral and Robert Johnson of Batesville were recently awarded $2,000 each, according …

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  • Newport tracks ‘brain drain’

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Officials in the northeastern Arkansas town of Newport are working to stop the “brain drain” of students who leave the area to attend college and never return. The Newport Economic Development Commission is working with three University of Arkansas Clinton School …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 13, 1995.

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  • Scheinman to speak to LRRAS

    CLINTON — Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin’ in Clinton. A Dutch-treat meal will begin at 5. Dr. Dan Scheiman will present a program titled “Birds in a Changing Climate.” Recent Audubon research has concluded that climate …

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  • Archeological society hosts lecture

    JONESBORO — The Central Mississippi Valley Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society will host a special lecture, “Spanish Artifacts from the Hernando de Soto Expedition in Arkansas,” by Dr. Jeffrey M. Mitchem at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Arkansas State University Museum, Room 167, located …

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  • Ohio creator of Slush Puppies dies at age 74

    CINCINNATI — Will Radcliff, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, has died in Cincinnati. He was 74. His daughter DeeAnn Radcliff Harmon said Radcliff died Thursday in hospice care after his health declined following a recent fall. Radcliff was …

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  • 1 dead, 3 hurt in crash on Paragould highway

    PARAGOULD (AP) — Arkansas State Police say one person was killed and three others injured in a two-vehicle wreck in Greene County. State police say the crash happened Sunday night on U.S. 49 in Paragould. According to a preliminary report, 28-year-old Tamara Cambron of Dennard …

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  • Apple: Record 10 million iPhone 6 sold

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale. A year ago, Apple Inc. said it had sold 9 million …

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  • Cyclist killed riding in N.M.

    SANTA ROSA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Arkansas man was killed while riding his motorcycle on a New Mexico interstate. New Mexico State Police say 56-year-old Thomas Farina, of Texarkana, was traveling westbound on Interstate 40 near Santa Rosa shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday …

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