• School safety, patrols top local education news

    If it could happen in small-town Connecticut, it could happen in small-town Arkansas. The thought was one that weighed on the minds of many in 2013 after a lone gunman opened fire on a rural Connecticut elementary school Dec. 14, 2012, leaving 20 first-graders and …

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  • Bank to honor Ladene Bray for 43 years of service

    After more than 43 years, Ladene Bray is retiring from Citizens Bank. A reception will be held in her honor from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at the bank’s Main Branch in the loan department. Bray, senior vice president and senior commercial loan officer/special assets, …

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  • Ash Flat man charged for selling morphine

    ASH FLAT — A man who sold morphine may need some to ease the pain if he is found guilty of three felony counts along with an enhanced one that could add 10 years. Larry D. Casey is charged with three counts of delivery of …

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  • HUD awards $638,701 to housing authorities

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded 16 Arkansas public housing authorities a total of $638,701 in grants to help residents receiving housing assistance. The funding ranges from $25,115 to $57,024 to housing authorities in North Little Rock; …

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  • Arkansas’ new voter ID requirement takes effect

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Three special elections in January will test Arkansas’ new voter ID law that took effect Wednesday. On Jan. 14, voters in Craighead County will elect a state senator to replace Sen. Paul Bookout, who resigned in August after he was cited …

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  • 7 flu deaths reported

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health says the flu is widespread across Arkansas and that seven people have died since September as a result of the virus. Gary Wheeler, the chief of infectious disease at the department, said the deaths have ranged …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, January 3 – Sunday, January 5, 2014.

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Thursday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2014. There are 363 days left in the year.

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  • Knitting, crochet club to meet

    River Valley Needle Works Project Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Independence County Cooperative Extension Office, located at 1770 Meyers St. in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone desiring to learn to knit or crochet or to anyone working on current …

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  • Accordion players set date

    Area accordion players will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. The group meets regularly on the first and third Mondays of the month in the Community Room of First Community Bank, located at the corner of Harrison and St. Louis streets. The meetings are …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 26, 1994.

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    William Baptist College Lady Eagles (5-2, 1-0) vs. Lyon Scots (5-4, 1-0) at Becknell Gymnasium, 5:30 p.m. Both teams won their last time out. The Scots defeated the Shawnee State Bears 72-62 in their Lyon College Classic finale on Dec. 19. The Lady Eagles defeated …

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