• 2013…a look back

    Every year the staff of the Batesville Daily Guard votes on what it considers to be the top 10 local news stories of the year. In 2013, a Batesville woman who was kidnapped, fought off her attacker to escape and received a “hero’s” welcome upon …

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  • Alleged soap thief makes clean getaway, dirties record

    If Jordan Cato had just paid for the soap, or even showed up for district court his only problem would have been a misdemeanor, but instead he’s on the lam and will face a circuit judge when he is apprehended. Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts …

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  • Man reports stolen trailer, welder

    A homeowner said someone pulled into his driveway and hooked up to a trailer with a welder on it and headed towards Jamestown. When Officer John Carroll arrived at 370 Jamestown Road and spoke with John Hargan, 64, of that address, he said both he …

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  • Fish, chicken dinner planned

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will host a fish and chicken dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. The all-you-can-eat buffet including drink and dessert is $10 a plate for those 12 and older and free for children under 11. Take-out plates …

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  • Service News

    Fort Meade, Md. — Army National Guard Pfc. Dillin J. Sams has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • Mark Darr rebuffs calls to resign amid scandal

    LITTLE ROCK — Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe called on Lt. Gov. Mark Darr to resign Tuesday amid a campaign finance scandal but was rebuffed by his Republican second-in-command, who said he wanted to make “things right” with the people of Arkansas. Beebe said that before …

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  • Boyce Jeffery

    MOUNT OLIVE — Boyce M. Jeffery, 73, of Mount Olive died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at his home. Born March 21, 1940, in Mount Olive, he was the son of Finis A. “Bodie” and Margueritta Genieve Allard Jeffery. He was united in marriage to Mary …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Wednesday, Jan. 1, the first day of 2014. There are 364 days left in the year.

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  • Arkansas Tech professor made it big as author

    Out of my many books, a stray one will occasionally tumble out and catch my attention and although I am always covered up with reading material, I stop and take a look at it. Last week, it was a book I hardly even remember acquiring …

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  • From a fifth-grader, uncomfortable truth about religious conflict

    When children speak the truth, adults often squirm and shut them up. That’s apparently what happened to Zachary Golob-Drake after he delivered a speech entitled “In the Name of Religion” to his fifth-grade class at Patel Partnership School in Tampa, Fla. The teacher initially applauded …

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  • One era ends; another begins

    Well, we’re about to wrap up another year, so it’s time to throw out my dual nominations for “The Most Impactful Person of 2013.” The envelope, please? And the co-winners are … Edward Snowden and Satoshi Nakamoto. Edward Snowden, because in 2013 his revelations of …

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