• Blind man shot in face, left in road

    DALTON (AP) — Authorities in Randolph County say a blind man was shot in the face while walking on a gravel road near Dalton. Officials say 38-year-old Timothy King, who was blinded by a gunshot 10 years ago, is in a Memphis hospital, where his …

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  • Free ‘Shred It Day’ slated

    First Community Bank is hosting a free community Shred It Day from 1-3 p.m. Friday, according to Laura Cornett, the bank’s director of marketing. A truck will be in the parking lot of the main branch of First Community Bank at the corners of Harrison …

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  • Baxter Co. sheriff warns of scam

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam they believe is intended to obtain credit card information from residents. Sheriff John Montgomery says officials with North Arkansas Electric Cooperative contacted the sheriff’s office Wednesday about the scam. Montgomery …

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  • Individual income tax growth boosts state revenue

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas finance office says higher than expected growth in individual income tax collections boosted the state’s revenue above expectation and above last year’s numbers in April. The Department of Finance and Administration said today the state’s net available revenues for …

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  • Rutherford leaving AG office

    LITTLE ROCK — Blake Rutherford has announced his departure as Chief of Staff for Attorney General Dustin McDaniel “Blake’s energy and professionalism brought my administration unprecedented levels of success,” McDaniel said a statement issued upon the announcement. “I will be forever grateful for the thoughtful …

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  • Pleasant Valley Homecoming set

    CAVE CITY — The annual homecoming at Pleasant Valley Church and cemetery, near the banks of Poke Bayou 10 miles west of Cave City, will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, according to cemetery committee spokeswoman Cyndie Christopher. The homecoming will consist of a short business …

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  • Accordion players sought

    Area accordion players will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first and third Mondays in May in the Community Room of First Community Bank, located at the corner of Harrison and St. Louis streets. All accordion players are welcome to come and bring …

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  • Arkansas History Commission debuts an index of Arkansas deaths from 1819-1920

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas History Commission has announced the launch of In Remembrance, an online database of Arkansas deaths from 1819 to 1920. Designed to supplement Arkansas’ vital records service which began in 1914, In Remembrance provides researchers with the location of death records …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 23, 1993.

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  • Not getting all shook up: Ark. Elvis impersonator readies for competition

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Although the King of Rock ’n’ Roll died in August 1977, Elvis Presley’s music and persona’s influence remain to thrill and motivate millions of listeners, said Michael Cullipher, a Sallisaw, Okla.-based Elvis Presley tribute artist. “Elvis is so much bigger now …

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  • Anderson talks about charm of third season

    Fans were decked out in their best Razorback attire as the White River Razorback Club and the Independence County Chapter of the University of Arkansas Alumni Association sponsored “Hog Bash 2013” Wednesday at the National Guard Armory in Batesville. Mike Anderson, Razorback basketball coach, was …

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  • Tech sweeps, ends BHS postseason hopes

    The Greene County Tech Lady Eagles clinched a berth in the Class 5A State Tournament and erased the Batesville Lady Pioneers’ remaining hopes of returning to postseason play with 2-0 and 11-6 decisions Tuesday night in a 5A-East District doubleheader at the North Complex. The …

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