• Cast announced for Civil War play

    A cast has been selected for the upcoming performance of “War Chronicles II: Independence County’s Civil War,” a readers’ theater production. The play, written and directed by George E. Lankford, retired Lyon College professor, will be presented as part of the national commemoration of the …

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  • Little Rock Central to screen ‘Beyond Galilee’

    LITTLE ROCK — Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site is partnering with Philander Smith College and Pictergy Entertainment to present a screening of the civil rights documentary “Beyond Galilee” and a conversation with the filmmaker Tim DeWayne. The film will be screened at …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    This census report page from April 2, 1940, listing folks living in the Limedale community shows a radical difference in handwriting between 1940 standards and those of today. Look at the names “Bobby” and “Jeffie” which are digitally lifted from the report and highlighted at …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 11, 1993.

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  • Lawmakers consider allowing guns in church, on campus

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Thursday proposed allowing concealed handguns in churches and on college campuses, the first of several bills expected in the Republican controlled Legislature aimed at loosening the state’s gun restrictions. Sen. Bryan King, R-Green Forest, filed legislation that would …

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  • ‘Dear Abby’ advice columnist dies at 94

    MINNEAPOLIS — Pauline Friedman Phillips, who as Dear Abby dispensed snappy, sometimes saucy advice on love, marriage and meddling mothers-in-law to millions of newspaper readers around the world and opened the way for the likes of Dr. Ruth, Dr. Phil and Oprah, has died. She …

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  • Emerson McCoy

    MELBOURNE — Emerson David McCoy, 57, of Melbourne died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in Melbourne. Born July 27, 1955, in Camden, S.C., he was the son of Charles Whitehurst McCoy and Margaret Carolyn Emerson McCoy. He attended school in Camden, S.C. After high school he …

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  • Faye Hays

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Faye Roberson Hays, 91, of Pleasant Plains died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Born Jan. 2, 1922, in Little Red, she was the daughter of Thomas and Frances Roberson. Survivors include her husband, Merwin Hays. She was preceded in death by her parents; …

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  • Rusty 1, Donetta 0

    The one and only rule of letting my daughter have a dog was that he was not allowed in the house. She’s barely had him a month and already he’s made his way inside. Rusty’s home has been a large cardboard box on the back …

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  • Letters to the editor

    Hospice helps with life, not death Dear editor: Funny how a certain word can conjure up a whole host of feelings, and sounds, and smells. For most of my life, the word “hospice” evoked no feelings at all, except maybe a vague sense that it …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in the Batesville and surrounding area for Friday, January 18 – Saturday, January 19, 2013.

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  • Raven’s Tucker ready for opportunity

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — If the Baltimore Ravens need a field goal in the waning seconds of the AFC championship game, they’ll call upon a rookie with little regard for history. Justin Tucker knows all about the 32-yard kick that Billy Cundiff missed last …

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