• Torpedo wins five races in Searcy

    SEARCY — Seth Bailey, a 12-year-old swimmer for the Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes, won five races in the Shark ATAC Winter Sprint Invitational Meet at the Harding Ganus Center on Saturday. Competing in the 11- and 12-year-old division, Bailey won the 50-meter freestyle …

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Park University Pirates (1-1, American Midwest Conference; 4-7, overall) vs. Lyon College Scots (2-0, 12-2), Becknell Gym, 5:30 p.m. The Pirates are led in scoring by senior guard Brianna Beirdon (16.4 points per game) and junior forward Jessica Madsen tops the rebounds (six per), but …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, January 10 – Saturday, January 12, 2013.

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  • Aggies whip Hogs

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Kourtney Roberson led Texas A&M’s domination of the boards, collecting 12 rebounds and scoring 13 points as the Aggies powered to a 69-51 victory over Arkansas on Wednesday night. Roberson, a sophomore forward, registered the first double-double of his career …

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  • IRS plans tax season opening for 1040 filers

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following the January tax law changes made by Congress under the American Taxpayer Relief Act, the Internal Revenue Service announced it plans to open the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on Jan. 30. The IRS will begin …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, January 11 – Sunday, January 13, 2013.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 30, 1993.

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  • Hurricane relief: A flood of hypocrisy

    If you go to the website of Congressman Andy Harris of Maryland, you’ll see a whole page devoted to Hurricane Sandy recovery. You’ll see pictures of him touring flooded coastal towns. You’ll see the number to call if you lost your power. You’ll even see …

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  • Little Rock was medical hub for Civil War soldiers

    One hundred fifty years ago, Little Rock was the medical hub of the state. While sick and wounded soldiers found their way to the relative safety of the capitol city, more supplies became a necessity to benefit the rehabilitating wounded and sick troops. Little Rock …

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  • Gun ownership: Privacy vs. public’s right to know

    In the mid-1950s, I began my career in the newspaper business on the daily paper in my hometown in Pennsylvania and, as the new kid in the newsroom, my assignments often required unearthing information that others wished to remain secret. I was instructed by my …

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  • Gossage, Kaline others in Hall cheer shutout

    NEW YORK — Nobody was happier about the Hall of Fame shutout than the Hall of Famers themselves. Goose Gossage, Al Kaline, Dennis Eckersley and others are in no rush to open the door to Cooperstown for anyone linked to steroids. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, …

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  • No. 2 Michigan routs Nebraska, stay perfect

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Glenn Robinson III scored 14 points, which included a pair of crucial dunks in the second half, and No. 2 Michigan equaled its best start to a season with a 62-47 victory over Nebraska on Wednesday night. The Wolverines (16-0, …

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