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Guard wins General Excellence at APA

The Batesville Daily Guard took home 23 awards and earned the coveted General Excellence Award in the Arkansas Press Association’s editorial contest. Winners …

CC to celebrate Fourth

CAVE CITY — Cave City will hold its 11th annual Independence Day Celebration with a fireworks display from 8 to 9 p.m. July 3 …

Fireworks show scheduled

HEBER SPRINGS — The Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that this year’s Fireworks Extravaganza is scheduled for Saturday at Sandy Beach …

2-year-old drowns in pool

BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — Mississippi County authorities say a 2-year-old child has died after being found in a swimming pool about five miles west of …

Sports

Batesville goes 0-2

PARAGOULD — It wasn’t a good weekend for Batesville’s Senior American Legion Baseball team as it dropped the only two games it played in …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, June 27 - Saturday, July 2, 2016.

Auriemma, Huskies pulling for Summitt

NEW YORK (AP) — The update on Pat Summitt’s health caught Geno Auriemma by surprise. It’s simply the news nobody wanted to hear, especially …

Tennessee teen wins Ashe award

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Zaevion Dobson, a high school football player who was shot to death while shielding two girls from gunfire, will receive …

Sports Briefs

Golf ROGERS. (AP) — Top-ranked Lydia Ko won the NW Arkansas Championship for her third LPGA Tour victory of the year, closing …