• TRiO/SSS names 2 for hall of fame

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s TRiO Student Support Services program has announced new inductees into its hall of fame, according to a news release. The UACCB TRiO/SSS program, started in 2010, is celebrating students who have achieved success through this federally funded …

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  • Hearing set for Izard Co. gravel-washing facility

    MELBOURNE — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public meeting and hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Melbourne Community Room, 63 Municipal Drive, to accept comments on draft construction and operating permits for a gravel washing operation near Horseshoe Bend. Tri-Co …

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  • Woman’s body found in river

    FOUKE (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a woman’s body was found in the Sulphur River in southwest Arkansas. The Miller County Sheriff’s Office says fishermen found the body Wednesday afternoon in the river about 9 miles south of Fouke. Chief Deputy Dewayne White said …

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  • Irvin seeks re-election

      MOUNTAIN VIEW — Missy Thomas Irvin has filed for re-election as state senator of District 18 which is comprised of Cleburne, Searcy and Stone counties and portions of Baxter, Faulkner, Fulton, Marion, Van Buren and White counties. She is a Republican.       …

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  • Meetings set for notaries public

    All current and prospective Arkansas notaries public are encouraged to attend one of two free 90-minute classes at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. March 25 at First Community Bank’s George Rider Community Room at the bank’s main branch in Batesville. The Arkansas Secretary of State’s …

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  • Awning collapse injures 3

    MARION (AP) — At least three people were injured when an awning collapsed onto some gas pumps at a convenience store in the town of Marion. One witness said he had just filled up his vehicle  at the J&P Market located near State Highway 77and …

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  • Judge drops out of race

    CONWAY (AP) — A circuit judge in Conway has withdrawn from the race for an Arkansas Court of Appeals seat after an online report questioned comments that the judge made anonymously on a message board. Circuit Judge Mike Maggio acknowledged Wednesday that he made the …

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  • Near record number of deer taken in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission reports a near record number of deer were taken during the 2013-14 deer hunting season. The commission says hunters checked 213,199 deer during the season, fewer than 300 short of the record of 213,487 deer …

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  • Billy Joe Shaver, Billy Don Burns to perform at Bootlegger Daze festival

    CALICO ROCK — Musicians Billy Joe Shaver and Billy Don Burns will headline Calico Rock’s 2014 “Bootlegger Daze” weekend with performances beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Calico Rock School auditorium, 301 College St. Considered the “Original Honky Tonk Hero,” Shaver’s songs have been …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, March 7 – Sunday, March 9, 2014.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 28, 1994.

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  • Club News

    United Daughters of the Confederacy The Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #135, United Daughters of the Confederacy, held its February meeting in the Citizens Bank Annex. The meeting was called to order by president Sherrie Stagner, who led the ritual. Mary Miller introduced guests Robbie Purdom …

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