• 6 people shot dead in South Carolina domestic dispute

    GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Bryan Sweatt was in the middle of a custody fight with his girlfriend over their 7-month-old daughter and facing a burglary charge that could put him in jail for years. His girlfriend’s father had warned him to stay away from his …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 25, 1994.

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  • Outdoor survival training set

    Two outdoor survival training events will be offered Saturday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Nursing and Allied Health Lecture Hall, Room 902. Dan Nash, professional mountain guide and backpacker, will teach basic outdoor survival, phase 1, and intermediate survival, phase 2. …

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  • A glance at days gone by

    A group of LimedalE employees gather for a Christmas event sometime between 1945 and 1950. Some of the employees had returned from service in World War II and gone back to work at the lime plant. The photo was made in the Limedale Community Building. …

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  • ‘Anonymous’ calls for protests

    Anonymous, a cyber activist group, along with several other political groups, are calling for a Million Mask March on Tuesday. The global event is set to take place at more than 400 locations across the globe. Organizers want to draw attention to government, education reform, …

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  • Because I could not stop for Minecraft …

    Has a neighbor ever inundated you with homegrown vegetables just when you’re least able to process them? Has a well-meaning relative ever picked out the perfect mate, chapel, honeymoon location, house and cemetery plot for you? It’s sort of like that with my son Gideon …

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  • Professor, long-distance cousin bond over baseball

    Editor’s note: Another version of this article first appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.   My cousin Drew is a 45-year-old veteran of the first Gulf War (1991), which he served aboard a battleship in the Persian Gulf. A former high school quarterback out of western …

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  • Meet Your Local Firefighter

    James Crawford Batesville Fire Department 12 years of service   Family members: Wife and two kids Church affiliation: Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church Favorite things to do on days off: Hunt, fish, hike, spend time with family Why and how long I wanted to be firefighter: …

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  • Ozarka Mountain View campus announces intro to computers

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozarka College continuing education department will offer a three-week introduction to computers course at the Mountain View campus. The course will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Nov. 5 through 21. The cost is $20 …

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  • Club News

    Diamond T 4-H  The ninth annual awards ceremony for the Diamond T 4-H club was held Oct. 13 at the Thida Community Center. Cheyenne Reed, vice president, welcomed the guests. Keylee Harris, secretary/treasurer led the prayer. Kyleah Hightower, song leader, announced the pledge of allegiance …

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  • State employees group increases scholarship award

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Employees Association has increased the size of its annual scholarship awarded to ASEA members and their dependents for the 2014-15 academic year, according to a news release. The John F. Motes Scholarship is awarded in honor of the impact …

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  • Fall writers’ retreat scheduled in Piggot

    PIGGOTT — The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center has announced dates for its Fall 2013 Writers’ Retreat. The retreat will be held Nov. 4 through 8 in the Educational Center and the Hemingway Barn-Studio, located at 1021 W. Cherry St. in Piggott, and will offer …

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