• $200,000 bond set for shooter

    ASH FLAT — A man accused of shooting at a vehicle, wounding a Colt woman in her head shortly before midnight Friday, remains in the Sharp County jail following a bond hearing Monday, Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Ken Guidry said.
    District Judge Mark Johnson set a $200,000 “cash or pro” bond for Johnathan ‘Bo’ Hensley, Guidry said.

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  • Townsend anticipates holiday bonuses will help stimulate Batesville economy

    A hundred dollars will sure come in handy right before Christmas.
    Just ask the employees of Townsends in Batesville, who received $100 bonuses today.
    Janice Ward and Donna Gammill, who have 18 and 25 years with the company, respectively, knew right away where their money would go. “Buy Christmas,” they said.
    Joe Jones, who’s been at Townsend for seven months, was even more specific: “I’m going to buy my first grandchild, Amiyah, a stroller.”

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  • Big surges help Hillcrest

    BROCKWELL — The Hillcrest Lady Screamin’ Eagles rallied for a 67-66 victory in 1A 2-North Distict action here Friday night.
    Hillcrest trailed 57-41 heading into the final frame.
    Miranda Doyle led Hillcrest with 21 points and Natalie Johnson added 16 more.
    The Lady Cougars were led by Kaydie Campbell’s 17 points and six assists. Harmony Herron added 14 points and Amber Hall and Trisha Arnold contributed 13 apiece.
    The Screamin’ Eagles also used a big surge and won 52-31 as the Wooten brothers combined for 41 points. Derek led with 21. Dylan chipped in 20.

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  • 14th-seed Cavemen win Lyon tournament crown

    The Cave City Cavemen battled from the 14th seed and culminated a run through the Lyon College Invitational Tournament with a 44-35 win over the Melbourne Bearkatz in the championship game Saturday night in Becknell Gymnasium.
    Along the way, the Cavemen had to beat the top three seeds. The journey to the top began with a win over Heber Springs and was followed with victories against defending champion Mountain View, Viola and Melbourne.
    Cave City last won the title in 2006 against Greers Ferry West Side.

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  • UCA Bears win third in row

    MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Tadre Sheppard recorded a double-double and Jared Rehmel scored 21 points, leading Central Arkansas to an 81-71 win over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday night.
    Sheppard also scored 21 points to go along with his 16 rebounds for the Bears (4-5), who have won three straight since a 5-game losing skid in November. Chris Poellnitz added 16 points and Imad Qahwash had 10.

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Jonesboro Lady Golden Hurricane (6-2) vs. Batesville Lady Pioneers (5-4), Pioneer Gym, 7 p.m.
    Both teams come in fresh from tournament victories on Saturday. Jonesboro, which defeated Wynne 50-35 in the fifth-place game of the McDonald’s Shootout in Paragould, defeated Batesville 50-41 in the first-round of the Searcy Bank Tournament on Nov. 28. Whitney Keith led Jonesboro in scoring in both those games, as she usually does. Tameka Scott, a quick and dandy ball-handling point guard is another leader for Jonesboro.

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  • Lady Pioneers rebound, collect third-place win

    MORRILTON — After a disappointing semifinal loss Friday night, the Batesville Lady Pioneers bounced back to win the third-place game in the Northwest Modern Woodmen Tournament here Saturday.
    After leading most of the way, the Lady Pioneers fell to the Pottsville Lady Apaches 65-57. The next afternoon, they defeated the Clarksville Lady Panthers 50-34.
    On Friday, Batesville led 17-15, 27-25 and 45-41 at the quarter breaks.

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  • Mountain View Lady ’Jackets win first Lyon tournament title

    The Mountain View Lady Yellowjackets turned up the defensive pressure, blanked the Heber Springs Lady Panthers for seven minutes and 15 seconds, and collected their first Lyon College Invitational Tournament championship.
    The Lady Yellowjackets won 49-41 in Lyon’s Becknell Gymnasium Saturday night, improving their record to 9-2. In Friday’s semifinal round, they defeated the Viola Lady Longhorns 43-30.
    The Lady ’Jackets allowed an average of 32 points per game in their four tournament contests — a  tournament-low.

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  • End of the ’00s

    NEW YORK — It began as an age of economic wonders.
    A time when a dot-com startup that never came close to a profit spent millions to make a singing sock puppet a star of the Super Bowl. A time when one of economists’ big worries was what might happen if unemployment fell too low. Back when Enron was a fabulous investment and subprime loans exemplified U.S. financial innovation.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 30, 1996.

     

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  • Economists estimate $309M Arkansas crop losses

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Rains late in the growing season that inundated some cropland and pummeled rice and cotton plants caused an estimated $309 million in losses, according to economists at the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.
    The $309 million loss is equal to nearly 10 percent of the estimated total gross receipts for corn, cotton, cottonseed, grass hay, rice, sorghum and soybeans. On a per-acre basis, the average loss for the crops is $43.
    A final estimate for the 2009 crop year will be issued in January.

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  • End of the’00s

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — With more fads than folks at an “American Idol” audition, the past decade has been a difficult time to culturally define. One day, everyone was updating their MySpace profiles while sporting Ugg boots and sipping cosmopolitans. The next, they were creating Facebook pages while donning Ed Hardy T-shirts and downing energy drinks.

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