• Cave City board to set date

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school library. Agenda items include the consideration of legal transfer requests, setting a date for the September board meeting and annual report to the public and reaffirm adoption …

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  • The Compassionate Friends to meet Tuesday

    The Compassionate Friends, North Central Arkansas chapter, will resume its monthly meetings at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 College Ave., Batesville. The chapter had taken a break in June and July. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization …

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  • Council to consider façades

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall to hear the first reading of an ordinance to establish design standards for commercial façades and to consider a request for a new meter service on 48 Tower Lane, which is outside …

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  • Boy drowns in swimming pool according to Searcy police

    SEARCY (AP) — Searcy police says a 5-year-old died in an accidental drowning at an apartment-complex swimming pool. Police say the boy was found unresponsive Wednesday night in the pool at The Ridge at Searcy apartment complex. Authorities say the child was taken to White …

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  • Man convicted of rape sentenced to 11 life terms

    VAN BUREN (AP) — A western Arkansas man convicted of rape has been sentenced to 11 consecutive sentences of life in prison. A Crawford County jury on Thursday convicted 49-year-old Earl Delmar Pigg of Van Buren on the 11 rape counts, plus a count of …

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  • Arkansas Lottery sued over ticket response

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A lawsuit filed against the Arkansas lottery accuses the agency of not informing gamblers that winning scratch tickets were taken out of circulation by a former security officer who pleaded guilty to stealing from the instant games. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday …

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  • Flea market welcomes neighbors

    NEWARK — Customers are welcome to come on in and sit a spell at The Treasure Shop’s new visiting area. It’s just one of the changes new owner Bobbie Bilyeu, has made to the flea market since purchasing it. Aside from aesthetic improvements, Bilyeu said …

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  • Evans, WRMC recognized by health department for stroke efforts

    “The Stroke Belt” has been tightly fastened around America’s southeastern states for several years. Arkansas, in particular, has felt the effects as it has one of the highest stroke death rates in the country, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. However, that belt is …

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  • Small’s long road bears fruit at UofA

    FAYETTEVILLE — Kiero Small took the long, sometimes tedious, road to Arkansas, which included stops at military school, the working world and junior college. The senior, however, has finally found a home with the Razorbacks, who have embraced the Baltimore native as the heart and …

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  • Rain drives away racers at speedway

    LOCUST GROVE — Races scheduled for tonight at the Batesville Motor Speedway have been cancelled due to excessive amount of rain, according to track co-owner Connie Starr. Racing is scheduled to resume next week with the running of the 21st Annual Com Cams Topless 100. …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Saturday, August 10, 2013.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 2, 1994.

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