• BJHS seventh-grade v-ballers finish second, fifth in tourney

    BROOKLAND — Batesville Junior High seventh-grade volleyball teams finished second and fifth in the Brookland Bearcat Tournament on Saturday, winning four of seven matches. The Batesville Orange team finished second to Jonesboro MacArthur, defeating Greene County Tech, Westside Consolidated and Nettleton. In the championship match, …

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  • Lyon soccer teams grabs 3-0 start; v-ball goes 0-2

    Lyon Sports Information Lyon College got off to a 3-0 start in soccer over the weekend as the Scot men rallied to defeat the Central Baptist Mustangs 2-1 and the Scot women rolled by the Lady Mustangs 4-1 Friday at J. Marshall Huser Field, and …

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  • Divers place memorial in lake

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A new memorial is in place for an Arkansas native killed in Afghanistan, but it’s not easy to find. The memorial for U.S. Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer Adam Brown is at the bottom of Lake Ouachita. A group of scuba …

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  • Scoreboard

    Golf JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Masters champion Adam Scott won The Barclays after everyone around him did their best to lose it. Scott played bogey-free at Liberty National in the FedEx Cup playoffs opener, making only two birdies on the back nine for a …

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  • UofA fires spokesman

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas fired its chief spokesman amid a dispute over how much information the school should disclose about recent budget shortfalls in its advancement division. John Diamond said he was fired via text message late Friday morning. Vice Chancellor Chris …

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  • Hawkins attends conference

    CAVE CITY — Richard Hawkins II of Cave City, a Modern Woodmen of America representative, recently participated in the Investment Leaders Conference at the home office in Rock Island, Ill. He was part of a select group of representatives invited to the investment learning event. …

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  • Cardiovascular program offered

    A free program, “Cardiovascular Emergencies,” will be held Tuesday at two locations, 10 a.m. at Newport Senior Life Center, located at 947 Hout Circle in Newport, and 11:30 at Tuckerman Senior Center, located at 203 Highway 67 in Tuckerman. Deborah Levins, a registered nurse with …

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  • Jodi James to perform in free outdoor concert

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Nashville recording artist Jodi James will perform at 6 p.m. Tuesday in a free outdoor concert at the First Security Amphitheatre in the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the Arkansas State University campus in Mountain Home. James is a native of …

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  • Bradbury gallery sets season of exhibitions

    JONESBORO — Bradbury Gallery in Fowler Center at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro has planned a season of exhibitions by students, faculty and independent artists beginning in late August. The first exhibition will feature works by Basil Alkazzi and Carroll Cloar and will run from …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 17, 1994.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding areas for Monday, August 26 – Thursday, August 29, 2013.

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  • State’s first manufacturers were salt, grist mills

    The simple but important acts of processing salt and grinding corm into meal are classified as Arkansas’ first manufacturing jobs. When explorers William Dunbar and George Hunter followed the Ouachita River and tested the “hot springs” in 1804, they examined a salt pit along the …

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