• Allen, Mitchell continue QB battle at Arkansas

    FAYETTEVILLE — Brandon Allen has looked the part of starting quarterback at Arkansas this spring, taking the majority of the first-team snaps and showing flashes of big-play ability. The sophomore, however, hasn’t done quite enough in the eyes of new Coach Bret Bielema to separate …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 10, 1993.

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  • ‘You’ve got to have skin in the game’ – ICEDC wants to continue economic development tax

    The county’s quarter-cent economic development tax is due to “sunset” (end) in December, and supporters are gearing up for a campaign to continue the tax. Wednesday night, Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Independence County Economic Development Commission members came together with city and county …

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  • Police chase ends in arrest

    A police chase and manhunt that lasted for more than an hour Tuesday afternoon ended with the arrest of John H. Figueroa, 36, of Fairfield Bay in a remote area of Grassy Creek near the Independence and Cleburne County lines. Pleasant Plains Marshal Matthew Thomas …

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  • Police: 5 to 15 people killed in Texas explosion

    WEST, Texas  — Rescue workers are still searching rubble for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion Wednesday evening in a small Texas town that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others. The blast left the factory a smoldering ruin and …

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  • Storms, heavy rain forecast for tonight

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Severe storms are expected today throughout Arkansas as a storm system and cold front gradually make their way through the state. The National Weather Service says isolated tornadoes and damaging winds are possible ahead of and along the cold front. The …

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  • CR employees to get pay raise

    NEWARK — Employees of the Cedar Ridge School District will soon be seeing a little more money in their paychecks. The Cedar Ridge School Board Tuesday night approved a $200 across-the-board salary increase for certified and classified employees. The cost will be about $34,000 to …

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  • Call center opening for Izard storm damage victims

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The state is opening a call center for residents in Van Buren, Izard and Lincoln counties who have damage to their homes as a result of the April 10 storms and tornadoes that struck Arkansas. The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management …

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  • Franklin woman: Daughter crossed finish line before bombs exploded

    FRANKLIN — Virginia Wolford was at the Franklin Community Building wrapping up an afternoon event with the Extension Homemakers Club when her boss called and wanted to know if she had been in contact with her daughter. “Have you heard there is a bombing?” he …

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  • Dates announced for Cave City spring cleanup

    CAVE CITY — Cave City’s Spring Clean-Up will be held April 22-25, April 29 and 30 and May 1, said city finance manager/recorder Krystal Schreiner. “However, we do not know which end or side of town they will be starting on so make sure to …

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  • Chelsea Savage to headline MITM

    HORSESHOE BEND — Batesville native Chelsea Savage will be among the guests at the Music in the Mountains Show at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Horseshoe Bend Theatre, located at 811 Second St. in Horseshoe Bend. Savage is a 25-year-old singer/songwriter who has recently released …

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  • Zaremba, Cathey to exchange vows

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Mo. — Bobby and Brenda Keller of Charlotte and David Zaremba of Mountain View, Mo., have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Mari Leigh Zaremba, to Allen Edmond Cathey, son of Tom and Sonja Stephens of Floral and Jimmy Cathey …

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