• State lands $90M wood pellet manufacturing site

    MONTICELLO (AP) — A Texas-based company announced Wednesday it is building a $90 million facility in south Arkansas to manufacture wood pellets that can be used as an alternative fuel source. The project is expected to employ 52 people. Houston-based Zilkha Biomass Energy LLC says …

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  • Change-of-command planned at LR air base

    JACKSONVILLE (AP) — A change-of-command ceremony is planned at the Little Rock Air Force Base for a new leader of the 314th Airlift Wing. A ceremony is planned for Thursday as Col. James Dryjanski (dry-GAN’-skee) takes over as leader of the 314th. Previously, Dryjanski served …

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  • Childress recognized on Who’s Who scholar list

    A recent Batesville High School graduate has been named a Who’s Who Among All-American Scholars, according to a news release. Elijah Childress of Batesville is one of fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students are recognized for this honor, according to the …

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  • Sherrill, Godair, Bice families to gather

    The families of Wallace and Telia Sherrill, Vallie “Joe” and Hattie Godair and William “Daddy” and Hattie Bice will have a reunion Saturday at Sulphur Rock Community Center. A potluck will be served at noon, including homemade ice cream. There will be a time of …

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  • Ozarka College campaign receives $2,500 donation

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Capital Campaign has received another donation, according to a news release.  Dan and Nancy Orr, residents of Sharp County since 1961, have committed $2,500 to the Ozarka College Student Services Center Capital Campaign. Their contribution will pay to furnish an …

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  • UA graduates, students honored for achievements

    FAYETTEVILLE — Several area University of Arkansas students have been recognized for their academic achievements during the 2014 spring semester. Area students who graduated at the end of the 2014 spring semester and their degrees include: Batesville — Justin Angel, bachelor of science in biological …

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  • Back to school bash slated

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne First Baptist Church will host a back to school bash from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Free school supplies will be given away. Bounce houses will be available for children, and refreshments will be served. The event is free and open …

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  • Dulcimer event set

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ozark Folk Center State Park will host a hammered dulcimer weekend Friday through Sunday. The hammered dulcimer has enjoyed popularity in traditional American folk music for more than 150 years, but its roots date back to Biblical times, according to a news …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 21, 1995.

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  • Lyon announces honor students

    Lyon College has named the students who made the spring 2014 Dean’s List, according to a news release. Students include: Bald Knob — Jonathan Dannatt, Ashley Waymack Batesville — Whitney Brown, Caitlin Campbell, Kaylin Cesarski, Jonathan Dannatt, Alexandra Patrono-Smith, Taylor Sanders, Ryan Story and Donia …

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  • UAFS names grads

    FORT SMITH — The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith has released the list of students receiving degrees and certificates during the spring 2014 semester and the first summer term ending in July. Conferred were the bachelor of applied science, bachelor of arts, bachelor of …

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  • 1 arrested for pawned TVs

    Felony theft by receiving charges have been filed against a 27-year-old Batesville man for allegedly buying and then pawning two large-screen TVs, according to an arrest affidavit. Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Alan Cockrill said he received information July 24 that Josh Brewington may be getting …

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