• Dozens of schools remain closed

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Dozens of schools primarily from northcentral to northwestern Arkansas remain closed as frigid temperatures continue across the state. School officials also report many secondary roads remain slick following recent winter precipitation in the area. Entergy Arkansas also reports about 7,900 power …

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  • Parole board denies sentence commutation

    LITTLE ROCK — A man with convictions in three counties has been denied a sentence commutation by the Arkansas Parole Board. The board met in December and made its recommendations regarding clemency and pardon applications. Among the commutations to be found “without merit” are William …

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  • Civil War group to meet

    The Batesville Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Community Bank’s George Rider Room. The meeting is open to guests. Donna Bentley will present a program entitled “Jacksonport & the (gunboat) Maurepas.” Originally from Temperance, Mich., Jacksonport State Park Interpreter …

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  • President declares disaster

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Arkansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm on Dec. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 29, 1994.

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  • Health, safety tips for extreme cold

    LITTLE ROCK — When winter temperatures drop significantly below normal, staying warm and safe can become a challenge. Extremely cold temperatures often accompany winter storms, so you may have to cope with power outages, loss of communication services and icy roads. Below are some health …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Tuesday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2014. There are 358 days left in the year.

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  • Naoma Cooper

    TUMBLING SHOALS — Naoma L. Cooper, 81, of Tumbling Shoals died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Born Oct. 18, 1932, in Booneville, she was the daughter of Tom and Iva Mae DeWitt. She was a member of Tumbling Shoals Baptist Church and Gideons Auxiliary. Survivors include …

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  • Goad, Martin to wed

    Travis and Tonya Goad of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittney Goad, to Corey Martin, son of Tonja Martin of Bay and James Martin of Cabot. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Diane Barber and the late Larry Barber …

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  • Mary King

    JUDSONIA — Mary Lou King, 78, of Judsonia died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Batesville. Born Jan. 10, 1935, in Weldon, she was the daughter of Wesley and Verla Mae Beard Dutton. Survivors include a daughter, Gail Sutterfield; two grandchildren, Liberty Gharham and Bobby Wade; …

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  • Zachary Williams

    JONESBORO — Zachary Edward Williams, 17, of Jonesboro died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at his home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Cave City with the Rev. John Miles officiating. Burial will be in Maxville Cemetery at Cave …

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  • Ella Melton

    CORD — Ella Mobley Melton, 98, of Cord died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in a Batesville hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Cord Baptist Church with Jeff Childers officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery at Cord. Pallbearers will be Von …

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