• Local athlete wins event title at gymnastics meet in Rogers

    ROGERS — Batesville Stars and Stripes athlete Katie Fielder won an event championship at the Aspire Invitational Gymnastics Meet last weekend and teammate Audra Blevins placed second. Fielder’s victory came in the vault at Level 6 in the 14-and-older division. Blevins placed second in the …

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  • Nadal stops Federer in straight sets

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The way Rafael Nadal managed to somehow keep a forehand in play midway through the second set shocked even Roger Federer, who has been on the receiving end of the Spaniard’s unbelievable shots more than anyone else in Grand Slams. It …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, January 24 – Saturday, January 25, 2014.

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  • Meet the employees of the future: Robots

    As if the competition for jobs weren’t bad enough, one author claims many jobs will be lost in the future to robots. Ben Way, author of “Jobocalypse: The End of Human Jobs and How Robots Will Replace Them,” said recently in an interview with www.dailymail.co.uk, …

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  • The Beatles: 50 Fab Years

    We can work it out, we can work it out. I wasn’t quite 4 years old at the time, so I cannot say with dead certainty that I was one of the 73 million Americans watching The Beatles make their historic first appearance on “The …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Concern for babies Dear editor: I appreciate the Batesville Guard printing the article on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, about birth defects in Arkansas. I feel we should all be concerned for little babies. They don’t ask to be brought into this world. They should be given every …

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  • Sex trafficking behind the scenes of the Super Bowl

    On Feb. 2 of this year, thousands will gather at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., to watch the Seattle Seahawks battle the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. As the athletes take the field and the fans cheer, they will be oblivious to …

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  • Study: Fault zone active

    LOS ANGELES — The New Madrid fault zone in the nation’s midsection is active and could spawn future large earthquakes, scientists reported Thursday. It’s “not dead yet,” said U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Susan Hough, who was part of the study published online by the journal …

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  • Midland superintendent announces retirement

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Dean Stanley, superintendent of the Midland School District, announced Monday night his plans to retire from the district at the end of this school year. The announcement came after the Midland School Board met to discuss his contract, which is routine every …

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  • Husband draws two life terms for arson, murder – Victim’s family speaks out

    MELBOURNE — Donald Dickey is back in jail. This time, it’s for life. The 77-year-old Calico Rock man had been out on bail awaiting trial after he was charged in the July 2010 death of his wife, Mary Dickey. Izard County jurors deliberated two hours …

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  • Man arrested for rape

    CAVE CITY — A Cave City man was arrested Tuesday on one count of rape after allegedly admitting he had sex with an underage female against her will, according to Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts. Eighteen-year-old Brandon Duncan was being held in the Sharp County …

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  • Accused kidnapper charged with attempted escape

    An inmate allegedly found with weapons and other contraband in his jail cell is now being formally charged with attempted escape. Officers reportedly found Jeremiah Childers had broken a window that leads out of the jail, according to an affidavit filed in Independence County Circuit …

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