• Izard County Fair seeking entrants

    MELBOURNE — Can you juggle or do impersonations? The Izard County Fair Youth Talent Contest needs you! The Izard County Fair Youth Talent Contest will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Izard County Fairgrounds on Lacrosse Road in Melbourne. The Youth Talent …

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  • Death investigated as suspicious according to police chief

    HOPE (AP) — Police in Hope say the death of a man who had trauma to his body is currently being investigated as suspicious pending an autopsy. Police Chief J.R. Wilson told reporters that 29-year-old Robert Brown died at a Texarkana hospital where he was …

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  • FBI: 2 children recovered from sex trafficking

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The FBI says two juveniles have been rescued from a child sex trafficking ring in Arkansas and dozens of people have been arrested. The FBI said in a Monday news release that six pimps and 36 adult prostitutes were arrested as …

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  • 2 die in motorcycle wreck in Ozark Mountains

    HOLIDAY ISLAND (AP) — Authorities say two people from Illinois were killed in a motorcycle wreck in the Ozark Mountains in northern Arkansas. According to Arkansas State Police, the wreck happened Monday morning on Arkansas 23 in Carroll County. A preliminary report says 58-year-old Steven …

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  • Lawmakers told special session set for next week

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas legislative leaders told House and Senate members Monday they’ll be called back to the Capitol next week to address rising teacher health insurance premiums and prison overcrowding, though Gov. Mike Beebe’s office said he wasn’t ready to confirm his plans for …

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  • Radio club meeting set

    The Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested in ham radio. Testing can be arranged …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 16, 1995.

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  • 15 Hillcrest grads awarded

    STRAWBERRY — Fifteen recent graduates of Hillcrest High School have been awarded scholarships, according to a news release. Jessica Whitmire received the Arkansas Academic Challenge totaling $5,000, the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Academic Excellence Scholarship for $2,600 a year and the Arkansas …

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  • 14 students receive funds

     Fourteen local graduates have been awarded scholarships to the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, according to a news release. Southside High School graduates include Mary Lawson of Floral, daughter of Billy and Carrie Douglas. She received the Chancellor’s scholarship and will be majoring …

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  • Honor Rolls – Hillcrest Elementary

    LYNN — The students listed below made the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2013-14 school year at Hillcrest Elementary School in Lynn, according to a news release: First: all A’s — Eli Brewer, Chloe Davis, Addison Doyle, Peyton Glenn, Blaine Johnson, …

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  • Arkansas Tech announces grads

    RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Tech University Registrar’s Office has released a certified list of 1,788 degrees conferred upon students on the Russellville campus during the 2013-14 academic year. Arkansas Tech awarded 218 degrees during its August 2013 commencement ceremony, 669 degrees during its December 2013 …

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  • Arkansas State University announces graduates

    JONESBORO — Almost 2,000 candidates were awarded diplomas by Arkansas State University chancellor, Dr. Tim Hudson, during spring commencement ceremonies May 17 in the Convocation Center. Area students and their degrees include: Associate of applied science, physical therapist Batesville — Dustin Hubbard AAS, radiologic technology …

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