• Newark offices closed Monday

    NEWARK — In honor of Memorial Day, a federal holiday, Newark’s business office will be closed Monday and no trash will be picked up Monday. Trash pickup will take place Tuesday and regular city hall hours will resume that day as well.

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  • Natural gas tax group alleges intimidation

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The backer of a proposed ballot item that would raise the severance tax on natural gas claims opponents of the tax intimidated some of his signature gatherers into leaving polling places during Tuesday’s primary. Sheffield Nelson said Wednesday that the organizer …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sport event for Batesville and the surrounding area for Saturday, May 26, 2012.

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  • 3 UA football players still off team

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — University of Arkansas Coach John L. Smith said three players who were suspended indefinitely after being arrested earlier this month for burglary are currently not part of the team or enrolled in summer school. Receivers Marquel Wade and Maudrecus Humphrey, and tight …

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  • Hogs KO’d in SEC tourney

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Mike Mayers pitched seven scoreless innings and Mississippi eliminated Arkansas from the Southeastern Conference tournament with a 2-0 victory on Wednesday. Mayers (5-3) struck out eight and allowed five hits and one walk for the Rebels (35-23). Zach Kirksey was instrumental …

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  • Local golfer places third in state event

    Cecilia Vinson of Batesville finished third in the Arkansas State Golf Association’s Club Champions Championships last weekend at Granada Golf Course in Hot Springs Village. Playing in the Senior Division, Vinson shot rounds of 89 and 83. Her 172 total was 13 strokes behind the …

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  • First Lyon hoops camp set for June 4

    The first of six Lyon College Basketball Camps is scheduled to begin June 4, according to a news release from the college. The camps and their dates are: elementary-middle school, girls and boys entering grade 2-6, June 4-7; junior-senior high boys, June 11-14; girls shooting …

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  • Burn ban issued in Sharp Co.

    ASH FLAT — Sharp County Judge Larry Brown issued a burn ban this morning, effective immediately. The ban will remain in effect until Sharp County experiences significant rainfall, he said.

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  • Lyon recognizes athletes for play, classroom work

    Lyon College hosted its annual Athletic Awards Night on April 27 and seniors Lauren Ramsey and Chris Johnson collected the top awards. The Winnie Marable Award went to Ramsey, a basketball player, and the Dick Winningham Award went to Johnson, a baseball player. Elizabeth Fuller, …

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  • ‘Sandlot summary’ policies

    The Guard sports department’s policies regarding the publication of youth league baseball, tee-ball and softball scores and highlights, ordinarily published under the headings “Sandlot summary” or “Sandlot,” include the following: The deadline for submitting scores and other information at the Guard sports desk is 1 …

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  • Two sign with Lyon

    Lyon College added student-athletes to rosters of the baseball and women’s volleyball teams, according to a news release from the school. Colin Fluesmeier of Conway High School signed a letter of intent to play baseball for the Scots. Fluesmeier was a utility infielder for the …

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  • First of two Pioneer Trailblazer Football Camps to start Tuesday

    The first of two Pioneer Trailblazer Football Camps is scheduled to begin Tuesday, according to a camp brochure. The annual non-contact camps are set for Tuesday through June 1 and June 4-7 at Batesville High School’s Pioneer Stadium. The first session is for boys entering …

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