• Allgood graduates from West Point

      WEST POINT, N.Y. — Cadet William Allgood, son of John and Diane Allgood of Batesville, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on May 25. Allgood is a 2009 Batesville High School graduate. While at West Point, he concentrated his studies in international history. He …

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  • Ouachita releases lists

    ARKADELPHIA — A total of 334 students at Ouachita Baptist University were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2013 semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must compile at least a 3.5 grade point average and be classified as a …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 31, 1993.

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  • Nadal wins 8th French Open title

    PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal harbored plenty of doubts when he returned to tennis in February after a seven-month layoff because of a left knee injury. His uncertainty was magnified when he lost in the final of his first tournament to Horacio Zeballos, an Argentine …

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  • Heat crushes Spurs to even series

    MIAMI (AP) — For two days, the thought was that LeBron James needed to do more for his teammates. Turns out, it was Mario Chalmers and mates who did something for James. The supporting cast kept it close, and once the leading man joined in, …

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  • 47th canoe race scheduled

    When explorer Henry Rowe Schoolcraft paddled down the river to Batesville in 1819, he unknowingly set the course for the National Explorer White River Canoe Race. The 47th annual contest will be held July 24-27 this year. Long touted as the “foremost water sports event …

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  • Elvis stamp could bolster USPS revenue

    The Man in Black can now be bought — at least in stamp form. The singer’s likeness was debuted by the U.S. Post Office Wednesday on the Forever stamp based around a promotional shot for the 1963 album “Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny …

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  • Through a (Google) Glass, darkly?

    Let me throw out two predictions so obvious that I shouldn’t even have to commit them to print: 1) Within days, if not hours, of  Google Glass’ release to the general public, hackers will “jailbreak” the hardware, allowing it to run any “Glassware” users desire …

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  • Ina Staggs

    SOUTHSIDE — Ina Rae Pierce Staggs, 99, of Southside died Friday, June 7, 2013, in a Southside nursing home. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Church of the Nazarene in Batesville with the Revs. James Staggs and Michael Johnson officiating.  Burial …

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  • Eureka Springs vacation rentals under scrutiny

    EUREKA SPRINGS (AP) — The vacation rental business in Eureka Springs is booming — but some say that makes it harder for locals to find a place to live. Alderman James DeVito says the city risks losing its quirky identity if residents can’t find anywhere …

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  • Carolyn Richard

    Carolyn Sue Finster Richard, 66, of Batesville died Saturday, June 8, 2013, in Batesville. Born Jan. 22, 1947, in Batesville, she was the daughter of J.B. and Jewel Winona Roberts Finster. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She was a waitress and worked in nursing …

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  • Johnson dominates in win at Pocono Raceway

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson walked into the media center holding his daughter’s hand, his pregnant wife right behind them. Their second child is due in September, right around the time of the final race before the Chase field is set. With an …

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