• Flooding feared after storms sock southcentral U.S.

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Residents and businesses from southeast Texas north through western Missouri braced for flooding today after a violent band of storms brought heavy rain, hail and at least one tornado, with more of the same forecast for the next several days. The …

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  • Campsites close as storms arrive

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is temporarily closing a number of campsites in Arkansas and Oklahoma as storms are expected to bring heavy rain and possibly cause flooding in the region. Forest Service spokeswoman C.J. Norvell says park rangers are going around …

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  • Firefighter killed while responding to crash

    JACKSONVILLE (AP) — Authorities say a man allegedly drove around barriers and struck three emergency responders working an accident scene, killing a firefighter and critically injuring a police officer and another firefighter. Authorities say the crash happened at about 10:30 p.m. Monday along U.S. 161 …

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  • ‘Bach Birthday Bash’ is Sunday

    The biennial “Bach Birthday Bash,” a celebratory program of music by Johann Sebastian Bach in honor of the composer’s birthday, will take place on the Lyon College campus at 4 p.m. Sunday, according to a news release. The program was originally scheduled at the Christian …

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  • Lotto contractor offers state $2.2M

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery was recently offered $2.2 million and 400 LCD screens by its two largest contractors. Director Bishop Woosley presented the offers to the Arkansas Lottery Commission on Monday. He said he met with the companies last week to …

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  • News of Other Days

     Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 7, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Alexander McConnell died at his home in Batesville on Sept. 1 at the age of 76 years. He was mustered into the Confederate service at Fulton, Ky., Sept. 7, …

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  • Aggies slip by Razorbacks in NCAA Tournament

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Sydney Carter missed all four of her shots from the field, committed two turnovers and was the only player Coach Gary Blair wanted shooting free throws with the game on the line. The senior drove the length of the court, …

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  • Denver closes door on Tebowmania

    The images were indelible for Denver fans or anyone watching on TV as Tebowmania swept the nation. On the sidelines, Tim Tebow was Tebowing after scoring yet another late touchdown. In his box upstairs, John Elway was trying his best to look excited about a …

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  • Defense, bullpen highlight Hogs’ 3-0 SEC start

    Nate Allen “Hog Calls” FAYETTEVILLE — With spotless defense and a brilliant bullpen on Sunday, the Arkansas Razorbacks completed their SEC season-opening sweep of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Sunday’s victory vaults the Razorbacks to 19-2 overall and 3-0 in the SEC West before hosting Nevada …

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  • Torpedoes dominate home swim meet

    Maison Mitchell, Katie Allen and Thomas Sonnier won three individual events and seven Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedo relay teams won as the local swimmers swept the team championships at the Torpedoes Invitational at the Lyon College pool on March 10. Mitchell’s victories came …

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  • Rangers, Derek Holland agree to 5-year contract

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Texas Rangers left-hander Derek Holland has agreed to a new 5-year contract through the 2016 season that includes club options for two more seasons after that. Holland won 16 games last season for the 2-time defending American League champions. He allowed …

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  • Cavemen down Timberwolves; ’Katz fall to unbeaten Panthers

    CHARLOTTE — John Battles hit two for four and drove in three runs, and Justin Ramos hit two for three, including a double, as the Cave City Cavemen downed the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves 5-3 in a non-conference high school baseball game Monday. Trenton Coles started …

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