• Curtis nets scholarship

    Julia Ann Richardson Curtis of Cave City has been accepted for admission to Lyon College and has been awarded an academic scholarship. Each year, Lyon College awards scholarships to outstanding applicants who show special promise as productive members of the college community, according to a …

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  • Honor students named

    JONESBORO — Arkansas State University has released its Chancellor’s and Deans’ lists for summer 2013. The lists recognize students who achieved the highest grade point averages while enrolled in 12 or more credit hours of study. The Chancellor’s List includes students who earned a grade …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 14, 1994.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, August 21 – Sunday, August 25, 2013.

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  • Best-selling author Elmore Leonard dies

    DETROIT — He was the master of his genre, the Dickens of Detroit, the Chaucer of crime. Every novel Elmore Leonard wrote from the mid-1980s on was a best-seller, and every fan of crime stories knew his name. George Clooney was an admirer. So were …

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  • Rick Baird

    RAVENDEN — John Ray “Rick” Baird, 67, of Ravenden died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, in Jonesboro. Born July 6, 1946, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John H. and Clara Bell Davis Baird. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. …

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  • Senator succumbs to greed, arrogance

    Taking campaign money for personal use equates to greed. Not dealing with it directly with constituents is arrogance. It’s a deadly combination for state Sen. Paul Bookout, D-Jonesboro, as the Arkansas Ethics Commission handed him a $8,000 fine Friday. Bookout resigned Tuesday. The devil is …

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  • Bank site not right for library

    When I read the Guard Tuesday, Aug. 13, I was appalled at the headline, “Library May Move to Bank of America.” I am in the library almost every day, and the staff and I have often talked about the lack of space. They have told …

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  • Signs for tourists

    My wife, Donna, sent me to town to purchase the last items we had on our list for our vacation. I was working my way down the bread aisle when a lady stopped me. “I’m sorry to bother you,” she said, “but I’m not from …

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  • Brewers break through against Cards

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lance Lynn had a tough fourth inning and it cost him the game. Kyle Lohse beat the Cardinals in his fourth try this season and Sean Halton knocked in a career-high three runs to help the Milwaukee Brewers defeat St. Louis 6-3 …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Football TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — University of Alabama Coach Nick Saban suspended cornerback Geno Smith for the season opener with Virginia Tech after a weekend drunken driving arrest. Smith, a projected starter at nickel back, was arrested Sunday morning and charged with DUI. The sophomore …

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  • Vandal hits wrong truck

    A Cave City man may have been the victim of mistaken identity as well as vandalism over the weekend. Kyle Lynn Cissie, 26, said he went to the Moose club on Saturday to meet a girl and when he came outside found the driver’s side …

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