• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 3, 1993.

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  • Letter to the editor

    Dear editor: Has Frank Drye (the Batesville School Maintenance Director) lost control of his staff? How many smoke breaks do they get per day? It doesn’t matter where you look — behind Kroger, next to Ace Hardware, behind Town Plaza shopping center, or at any …

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  • Some things shouldn’t become commonplace

    In a world tormented by hurt and fear, is the news of mass shootings, bombings, kidnappings becoming less shocking? Are we becoming less sensitive to the fact these things happen since it seems they happen more often? Are there more instances or is it just …

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  • Col. Cook led Arkansas troops

    When our nation declared war on Spain in April 1898, Arkansas was asked by the War Department to provide two regiments of trained National Guard soldiers to fight in Cuba. In fact, Arkansas had no well-organized guard units at the time. But, the call went …

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  • Cave City to graduate Saturday

    CAVE CITY — Cave City High School graduation will be at 7 p.m. Saturday in the high school gymnasium with 94 graduates. Valedictorian is Kelsi M. Garrett. She plans to attend Lyon College to become a secondary education math teacher. She has been an active …

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  • Johnson Co. sheriff killed in 1902 to be honored

    CLARKSVILLE (AP) — A Johnson County sheriff who was killed in the line of duty in 1902 will be among fallen law enforcement officers honored at a vigil in Washington, D.C. John Hall Powers has been sheriff since 1890 when he was fatally shot when …

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  • UACCB honors students, staff

    Mallory Hooper received the Outstanding Service Award at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville during a recent reception recognizing outstanding students and student choice awards, according to a news release. “Hooper has maintained exemplary grades in her coursework, including some difficult science courses …

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  • Suspect, victim ID’d in apparent road rage killing

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Detectives are trying to determine what led to an apparent road rage attack in downtown Little Rock in which one motorist allegedly shot and killed another after they both pulled off of Interstate 30. The attack happened Saturday near a hotel …

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  • Body of missing boater found

    CONWAY (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says the body of a missing boater has been recovered in the Arkansas River. Officials say 43-year-old Mark Russell’s body was found Sunday afternoon and was identified by a family member. Russell had gone fishing on …

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  • Voters to consider tax extension

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Voters in Sebastian County will go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to continue a 1-cent sales tax that’s been in place for 20 years. Last year, the tax brought in nearly $22 million. The tax is allocated to the …

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  • Bill Austin

    NEWARK — Bill Austin, 68, of Newark died Saturday, May 11, 2013, in a Searcy hospital. Born Sept. 15, 1944, at Cord, he was the son of Roe and Ruth Maxwell Austin. He was retired from GenCorp Automotive and had been owner/operator of Bill’s Vending. …

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  • Verl Debow

    Verl Dean Mitchell Debow, 83, of Batesville died Friday, May 10, 2013, in a Batesville nursing home. Born May 21, 1929, in the Earnheart community near Bethesda, she was the daughter of Stanley Ross Mitchell and Mary Esther Parrish Mitchell. She was a homemaker and …

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