• Brewer reunion held annually at Roasting Ear

    ONIA — In regard to Roasting Ear Church (real name: Pleasant Valley Church), pictured on the July 12 Glance At Days Gone By page in the Guard, Geraldene Brewer Sutton of Stone County confirmed that services at the church have been discontinued except for special …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    The Cave City High School class of 1963 is hosting the 17th annual Cave City Alumni Reunion in conjunction with the upcoming 34th annual Cave City Watermelon Festival. The reunion is for everyone who attended Cave City High School at any time, and their families. …

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  • Cardinals’ rotation gets extra rest during break

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals are giving Shelby Miller an extended All-Star break in hopes they can count on the rookie having plenty left for September and beyond. Everyone in the rotation is getting extra rest, including All-Star Adam Wainwright. No one’s …

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  • 3 Arkansas grid stars named to Walker list

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas running backs Kiero Small and Jonathan Williams, and Arkansas State’s running back David Oku have been named to the Doak Walker Award watch list. The Walker award is given annually to the country’s top running back, and former …

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  • Alabama’s McCarron steers clear of Manziel

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron is steering clear of the Johnny Manziel questions. McCarron fielded plenty of them Thursday at Southeastern Conference media day, where his Texas A&M counterpart faced the spotlight a day earlier. McCarron and Manziel were roommates at the …

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  • Daughter re-entering the nest

    It’s been nearly eight years since my oldest daughter left home. Now 25 years old and after seeing the world, she has decided it’s time to come home. Shay joined the Navy right out of high school and after serving four years has been going …

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  • The window fans

    Editor note: This is an excerpt from Tom Purcell’s new book, “An Apple Core, a Toilet: Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood.”    Even on the hottest nights of the summer, my father knew how to make our house ice cold. We lived in a modest …

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  • ‘Fear’ greatest threat to First Amendment freedoms

    At various times, every American likely has wished for less of some things that the First Amendment protects. Less hateful speech. One less noisy protest group. Or maybe even the swift departure of a media outlet or personality whose stance or voice is just grating …

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  • Rock-hard Muirfield still winning

    GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — Another sunny day along the Scottish coast. Another perilous test on the links of Muirfield this morning. With first-round leader Zach Johnson still waiting to tee off in the second round of the British Open, it was tough for anyone to …

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  • John Weeams

    John L. Weeams, 47, of Batesville died July 6, 2013. Survivors include his wife, Alice Weeams; three sons, Demeterius Weeams, Nicklous Weeams and Samual Weeams; two daughters, Elizabeth A. Weeams and Kennidi Burks; a grandchild; his mother, Dorothy Williams; two brothers, Aaron Williams and Tracey …

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  • Swimming with Giants

    Charles Covington loves adventure. An avid traveler, pilot and scuba diver, he enjoys visiting other parts of the world and cherishes the experiences he has while abroad. While on vacation with his wife Robin in Mexico last month for their 37th wedding anniversary, Covington had …

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  • Sheriff on patrol at 2 a.m. leads to arrest

    When Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery noticed several empty vehicles at Kennedy Park around 2 this morning, he pulled in to investigate. That stop netted a large amount of methamphetamine and the arrest of a 27-year-old Batesville man. Jeffery called Deputy Colby Markum after he …

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