High school dropout earns GED, degree

August 1, 2008 Angela Goodwin dropped out of Batesville High School during her senior year in 1995. "I didn't really see the point of graduating," she said. "I already had a job."

Karaoke For A Cause brings in $23,000

August 1, 2008 Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central Arkansas in Batesville raised almost $23,000 during its fourth annual Karaoke For A Cause July 14.

News of other days

July 31, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 11, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Salado church to hold VBS

July 31, 2008 SALADO - Salado Baptist Church will have its vacation Bible school at 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday. Family night will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The event is open to the public.

Ken Smith added to musical lineup

July 31, 2008 Arkansas native singer and songwriter Ken Smith has been added to the lineup of performers for the White River Water Carnival, according to Steve Thomas of Batesville Promotions.

Attendance up at Sharp County Fair

July 31, 2008 ASH FLAT - Despite the heat, attendance at the Sharp County Fair was up the first two nights over the previous year's figures, fair board secretary Nancy Orr said.

Drilling criticized

July 31, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Arkansas' $29.5 million agreement with a natural gas firm that wants to drill on more than 11,500 acres of state wildlife area faces criticism and questions from environmental g