• News of Other Days

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

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  • Tugalo Stone sheds light on mysteries

    An inscribed stone in north Georgia that has been an enigma for about two centuries was recently found to be very important to pre-Columbian researchers, according to an article by Thomas D. Cox, archaeologist and historian. An article by Cox in Vol. 14, Issue No. …

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  • My sandwich demands its rights, too

    It’s always nice to see schools in the news for something positive — like implementing new programs for students, teacher of the year, scholarship recipients, sports championships, etc. Those things make us smile. After all, the youth of America is our future and one of …

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  • Does ObamaCare cover sticker shock?

    Rebecca was stunned when she opened her mail last week. Her insurance carrier, Highmark BCBS, said her health insurance premium would rise 40 percent this year and her policy would be canceled on Dec. 1, 2014. She had purchased the policy in 2009, after her …

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  • Red Sox rout Cardinals in Game 1

    BOSTON (AP) — An easy toss on a sure out that skittered away. A routine popup that somehow dropped between Gold Glovers. And something even more startling — umpires reversing a key call. Most everything fell into place for the Boston Red Sox in the …

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  • SEC upsets prove more parity, fewer patsies

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Surely some people are still snickering at the Southeastern Conference. The big, bad SEC — the powerhouse league that has won seven consecutive national titles — had a stunning number of upsets Saturday. Florida, Georgia, LSU, South Carolina and Texas A&M …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A tender ankle kept Peyton Manning out of practice Wednesday when the Denver Broncos began preparations for the Washington Redskins. Manning said he’ll be back Thursday, however. This was the first time Manning has missed a practice in Denver. …

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  • Fayetteville High AD arrested for Internet stalking of child

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Authorities have arrested the Fayetteville High School athletic director after police said he allegedly tried to set up a sexual encounter with a detective posing online as an underage girl. Fifty-year-old Barry Gebhart was arrested Tuesday on a felony charge of Internet …

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  • Missouri, S. Carolina provide big SEC matchup

    Here are five things to watch for in the Southeastern Conference during Week 8 of the season: Game of the week: No. 20 South Carolina at No. 5 Missouri. In a development that no one saw coming at the beginning of the season, the Tigers …

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  • T.D. Sublett

    HIGHLAND — Tilford Duane “T.D.” Sublett, 79, of Highland died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in an Ash Flat nursing home. Born Oct. 16, 1934, in San Luis Obispo, Calif., he was the son of Samuel Andres and Clarissa Ann Talburt Sublett. He served in the …

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  • Ruby Barber

    NEWARK — Ruby Pectol Barber, 90, of Newark died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Batesville. Born Sept. 6, 1923, in Sandtown, she was the daughter of Robert and Lydia Garrison Pectol. She was a cafeteria manager and later owned Ruby’s Café in Batesville for many …

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  • Nightmare has happy ending – Amy Murphree* returns home

    The people Amy Murphree thought she might never see again were waiting to welcome her home two days after she was kidnapped from her home. As she turned into her driveway Tuesday evening, the scene that greeted her was a far cry from the one …

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