• Man’s body recovered from lake

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — Authorities have found the body of a 24-year-old man who had been missing since a Monday accident in which his truck left Interstate 40 and plunged into Lake Dardanelle. Investigators said the motorist’s body was recovered at about noon on Wednesday after …

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  • U.S.: More work needed to stop teen tobacco use

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More work needs to be done to keep young Americans from using tobacco, including creating smoking bans and increasing taxes on tobacco products, the U.S. Surgeon General’s office said in a report released today. Almost one in five high school-aged teens …

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  • Batesville School Board hears about ALE relocation

    “A new name, a new mission, a new beginning” is what director Gary Anderson sees for the future of the New Horizons Alternative Learning Education Center at Desha, and expansion, both physically and in approach, is at the top of the list. The school, which …

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  • Sign-up starts for Home School Days

    Registration begins this week for Old Independence Regional Museum’s Home School Days which will be on Mondays, April 16 and 23, said Amanda Nikkel, humanities educator and volunteer coordinator. “This spring the theme is the White River, which played an important role in Arkansas’ history …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 25, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Monday a petition was started in circulation by friends of John A. Hinkle of this city, ex-sheriff and former state senator from this district, asking Gov. Geo. W. Hayes …

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  • Area students receive Lyon scholarships

    Austin Spinks of Concord and Daniel Wilbourne of Cave City have been accepted for admission to Lyon College and awarded Honors Day scholarships. Each year, Lyon College awards scholarships to outstanding applicants who show special promise as productive members of the college community. Spinks is …

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  • Man convicted of slaying, mutilating his grandfather

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A man who was convinced his grandfather was molesting young family members is to serve life in prison for killing the man and mutilating his corpse. A Pulaski County jury on Wednesday found 25-year-old Sean Fincham guilty of first-degree murder, despite …

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  • Agri experts worry warm winter could bring pest-filled spring

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The mild winter that has given many Northern farmers a break from shoveling and a welcome chance to catch up on maintenance could lead to a tough spring as many pests that would normally freeze, have not. Winters are usually what …

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  • Wildcats odds on favorite, go for third SEC title

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three years into Coach John Calipari’s tenure at Kentucky, the Wildcats are once again the unquestioned kings of the Southeastern Conference. The No. 1-ranked Wildcats open this week’s SEC tournament in New Orleans with a swagger reminiscent of the 1990s, when …

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  • Lyon women’s basketball team makes history Scots to play in NAIA national tourney for first time

    It was a win-win situation for Lyon College’s basketball players on spring break. “We told them to go and enjoy some time off, but be prepared,” Lyon College Coach Tracy Stewart-Lange said. “I had told them that I thought our chances for getting in (the …

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  • Scot diamondmen fall twice

    MOBILE, Ala. — For the first time this season, the Lyon College Scot baseball team took two losses in a row when the Mobile University Rams swept a doubleheader, winning 8-3 and 14-3. In the opener, Mobile’s Ryne Phillips, Jacob Knowles, Justin Beck and Brady …

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  • Union sweeps Lyon in TranSouth softball

    JACKSON, Tenn. — One day after picking up their first TranSouth Athletic Conference victory, the Lyon College softball team took it on the chin twice. The conference-leading Union Lady Bulldogs swept the Scots 8-0 and 2-1, improving to 6-0 in the conference and 13-4 overall. …

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