• Could Crimson Tide be in for big surprise?

    There’s not a lot to like about it, maybe because it seems so inevitable and Nick Saban always seems so crabby. Root for Alabama to win a third straight national title in football? Please, let’s just get it done and move on to 2014 when …

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  • Lee Harvey Oswald and Jesus

    I have a question for the readers out there and it’s really quite simple: Do you read? Or maybe I should be asking CAN you read? You may be wondering why this question has come up so I’ll share this little story with you. Over …

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  • Remembering Buster Scott, who was more than feet

    Buster Scott had big feet, and he took advantage of them. He not only could run fast and swim exceptionally well but also let his feet, because of their exceptional size, earn his living for quite a number of years. Other than his feet, Scott …

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  • Lt. gov. drops out of race for Congress

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Darr said today that he’s dropping out of the race for a seat representing south Arkansas in Congress amid ethics questions over his campaign finance reports. The decision came less than three weeks after Darr announced he …

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  • Gwen Kuhre

    WEST HELENA — Mary Gwendolyn “Gwen” Kuhre, 81, of West Helena died Aug. 15, 2013, at her home. Survivors include three daughters, Karen West of Jackson, Tenn., Jimmie Kaye Moise of Tunica, Miss., and Julie Potts of London, Ark.; a brother, Tommy Taylor of Batesville; …

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  • Deborah Alexander

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Deborah Ann Alexander (also known as Morris), 61, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, died Aug. 16, 2013, at her home. She was born July 9, 1953, in Amarillo, Texas, and moved to Hardy in 1959. She graduated from Highland High School in …

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  • Shirley Gillean

    NEWARK — Shirley M. Weathers Gillean, 71, of Newark died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in Batesville. Born Nov. 4, 1941, in Taft, Texas, she was the daughter of Jessie Oliver and Maymie Mae Brown Weathers. She was a homemaker and was a member of New …

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  • James Edgar Giles – Paid Obituary

    James Edgar “Jimmy” Giles, 82, of El Dorado died Monday, August 26, 2013, at his home. He was born June 21, 1931, in El Dorado, Arkansas, to Edgar William and Mattie Faye Giles. He was a decorated veteran of the Korean War while proudly serving …

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  • Venus Williams falls again in U.S. Open 2nd round

    NEW YORK (AP) — Venus Williams had a backhand volley into the open court for match point. She stumbled as she stepped into the shot, and the ball bashed into the net. The 33-year-old American stood up slowly and grimaced. After more than three hours, …

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  • NCAA says Manziel ‘half’ wrong

    HOUSTON (AP) — Johnny Football has done it again. Facing another problem that could have derailed his football career, Texas A&M’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel has evaded serious punishment one more time. Manziel was suspended Wednesday for the first half of the Aggies’ season …

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  • Sports Briefs

    College basketball SOMERS, Conn. (AP) — The 1997 AP player of the year trophy earned by former Connecticut women’s basketball star Kara Wolters is back in her possession, a week after being reported stolen. The trophy had actually been sent out for cleaning without the …

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  • NIE delivery nears; signup continues

    Signup for the Batesville Daily Guard’s Newspapers In Education program continues and area public school and home-school teachers are encouraged to participate in the free program, Christine Brown, Guard circulation manager, said. Newspaper delivery starts Sept. 16. NIE is an international educational effort that helps …

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