• Mollie Drinkard

    Mollie Drinkard Mollie Cora Martin Barris Drinkard, 72, of Batesville died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Batesville. Born March 23, 1939, she was the daughter of Mack and Tolice Hall Shell Martin. She was a bus driver for Batesville School District for many years. She …

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  • Victor Allen

    POCAHONTAS — Victor Dwayne Allen, 41, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at his home. Survivors include his wife, Shonna Allen; three sons, Ben Allen, Nicholas Allen and Daniel Allen, all of Saffell; his parents, Larry and Rebecca Allen of Saffell; a brother, Jeff Allen of …

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  • 1 person burned in explosion

    PARAGOULD (AP) — Officials say one person was sent to the hospital with burns after a business exploded near Paragould. Western Greene Fire Chief James Potter said firefighters received a call Friday night of a house explosion on U.S. Highway 412 West, but the structure …

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  • Man drowns in Tennessee lake

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — Authorities say an Arkansas man has drowned at a lake in Tennessee. A fisherman found George McHan about 5 p.m. Thursday at Reelfoot Lake. The man pulled McHan into his boat and called for help. McHan was pronounced dead at the scene. …

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  • Foundation trying to trim fluoridation costs

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A private foundation said adding fluoride to water in 34 Arkansas systems cost more than expected and could run as much as $10 million. A law enacted last year requires cities and towns that serve or sell water to more than …

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  • Gas prices jump 10 cents over past week

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The average price for a gallon of gas in Arkansas has risen 10 cents in the past week. The AAA says the average price today is $3.52 for a gallon of unleaded gas. That’s up from $3.42 a week ago. Around …

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  • ‘The Artist’ earns best-picture, lead-actor Oscars

    LOS ANGELES — “The Artist” won five Academy Awards on Sunday including best picture, becoming the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood’s highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago. Among other prizes for the black-and-white comic melodrama were best actor for …

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  • Inmates caught with porn

    HOPE (AP) — A Hempstead County jail guard is out of a job after state prisoners at the facility were caught with drugs, porn, a cellphone and other contraband. The state Correction Department says the five prisoners have been removed from the program and that …

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  • Externships link Arkansas law students, women

    LITTLE ROCK — Victims of domestic violence are often overwhelmed navigating the court system while tending to all the details as they try to rebuild their lives, say those working on their behalf. Hiring an attorney is also a financial hurdle for a woman escaping …

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  • Fayetteville High School gym to be demolished

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The scheduled demolition of Fayetteville High School’s gym will make way for a new future, but will do little to fade memories created there for decades. The gym has been the scene for top-notch basketball over the years, as well as lively …

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  • Lyon teacher program earns accreditation

    The Lyon College Teacher Education Program has earned continued accreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education through 2017, according to a news release. Professional accreditation is one way to ensure the public that schools of education are graduating well-qualified teachers ready …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 15, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The undeveloped water power from Buffalo to the state line has been determined by a water power survey made by the state in conjunction with the U.S. Geological Survey, …

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