• Arkansas proved worthy during NCAA run

    FAYETTEVILLE — Dave Van Horn wasn’t sure what to expect from Arkansas following a two-and-out performance at the Southeastern Conference tournament. The Razorbacks coach had said his team was built for tournament play because of its pitching depth. He defended the highly touted squad during …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Olympics EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Jeneba Tarmoh changed her mind after listening to her heart. Choosing inner peace over a shot at Olympic glory, the 22-year-old sprinter withdrew from a runoff for the final Olympic spot in the 100 meters, deciding to concede it rather …

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  • Paterno family wants records released

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Joe Paterno’s family has called on Pennsylvania’s attorney general and former FBI Director Louis Freeh to release all emails and records related to their investigations into the Penn State child sex-abuse scandal, saying a leaker or leakers have used selective …

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  • Oaks dying at Ark. park after suspected poisoning

    TONTITOWN (AP) — As many as 50 trees in Harry Sbanotto Park will likely die from an act of vandalism. Ken Bailey, city building inspector, stood near a merry-go-round in the shade of a 100-foot tall oak tree in Tontitown’s Harry Sbanotto Park. A ring …

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  • Robert Renihan

    HARDY — Robert John Renihan, 81, of Hardy died Monday, July 2, 2012, at his home. Born March 24, 1931, at Indianapolis, he was the son of Arthur W. and Dorthy Leona Liveley Renihan. He was a service engineer for Detroit Diesel Allison and had …

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  • Rylan McSpadden

    Rylan Scott McSpadden of Batesville, infant son of Wilson Scott McSpadden and Sally Taylor Bui, died June 24, 2012, in a Batesville hospital. Other than his parents, survivors include his grandparents, Scott and Jacqui McSpadden and Thuy Bui, all of Batesville; his great-grandparents, Anna Mae …

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  • James Dickson

    James Dickson, 81, of Batesville died Saturday, June 30, 2012. Born Oct. 5, 1930, in Newark, he was the son of Willis and Amelia Perry Dickson. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was the plant manager for American Light and Lantern Company at Newport …

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  • Augusta Denison – Paid Obituary

    Augusta Jean Atkisson Denison, 90, of Opelika, Ala., died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at her home in Opelika, Ala. Born January 8, 1922, in Cushman, Ark., she was the daughter of Carl Atkisson and Margie Collie Atkisson. After moving to Batesville, the family lived at …

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  • Cattle vulnerable to plant toxins during drought

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The drought that has plagued Arkansas for weeks is taking a toll on cattle, but not necessarily from the heat. The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture said Monday that some cows have been sickened by eating toxic plants because the …

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  • Business owner faces felony charges

    Making good on a promise to prosecute illegal synthetic marijuana-type drugs, the Independence County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Southside businessman on charges of felony drug trafficking within 1,000 feet of a church. In a court affidavit filed by Sheriff’s Narcotics Officer Chris Toland, Anthony …

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  • Celebrate America set for Wednesday

    Batesville will “Celebrate America” this Fourth of July on Wednesday when Citizens Bank hosts its 15th annual fireworks extravaganza at Riverside Park. The evening’s festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with a ski show by Rusty Elumbaugh of Batesville and professional wake boarder Brandon Lackey …

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  • Guard wins top awards

    The Batesville Daily Guard brought home seven first-place awards at the 2012 Arkansas Press Association’s annual convention and awards luncheon on Saturday. And, for the second time this year the Guard won first in General Excellence for its news coverage. The newspaper also received first …

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