• 72-year-old California woman accused of stalking man

    MELBOURNE — A 72-year-old California woman was arrested last week in Izard County after allegedly stalking a man, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Melanie Moorehead of Santa Monica, California, was arrested Wednesday for criminal trespass. Lawrence said Moorehead was in …

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  • Cushman grad starts company

    At 7 years old, Megan Frock would make clothes for her Cabbage Patch Dolls with her grandmother. By the time she was in college, her artistry was painting with oils and acrylics, mixing in her own elements like roofing tar, motor oil and polyurethane. Today, …

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  • Traffic stop yields drug arrest

    MELBOURNE — A Sunday afternoon traffic stop south of Melbourne resulted in the arrest and multiple drug charges against a Batesville woman, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Shani Lee Hawkins, 33, of 769 Kyle St. in the Southside area was charged with four …

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  • Rock This House to be this weekend; tickets still available

    ASH FLAT — Tickets are still available for this year’s Rock This House women’s conference, set for 6:30 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Ash Flat Church of Christ, and there are still some tickets available for $20. Ticket purchase includes both sessions, as …

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  • Chamber kicks off campaign

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will begin a 2014 Belong campaign on July 30. The campaign is a three-week initiative where volunteers from the existing membership encourage others to join the chamber and will end with a celebration on Aug. 13. “The Belong Campaign …

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  • JPs to discuss budget

    The Independence County Quorum Court budget committee will meet at 5 tonight at the county courthouse to discuss revenues and other budget matters. Members of the committee include Justices of the Peace Margaret Boothby, Gary Bridgman, Anne Moore, Tim Stewart and Waymon Long. All meetings …

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  • BCT, BAAC names scholars

    The Batesville Community Theater and Batesville Area Arts Council have announced this year’s recipients of the John Saltzman scholarships, according to a news release. The John Saltzman Award is given to a graduating senior from Batesville and Southside high schools who have shown “outstanding performance …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 10, 1995.

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  • Horse show winners announced

    Pepper Rutledge won Best of Show at the 2014 Independence County Fair Horse Show, which was held Wednesday night. Other winners have been announced as follows: Senior Showmanship — Lesley Jennings Junior Showmanship — Halle Musick Cloverbud Showmanship — Shali Lovell Grand Champion pony — …

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  • County gets $150K grant for elevator

    Going up? Independence County received a $150,000 County Courthouse Restoration Subgrant to install an elevator at the 1940 courthouse. Gov. Mike Beebe announced last week that the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, has awarded $2,043,454 in grants for …

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  • Veterans, country music concerts close fair – Jesse Keith Whitley, Georgette Jones perform with Lorrie Morgan

    Cool weather, country music and a veterans tribute helped bring in thousands to the 94th annual Independence County Fair Friday and Saturday, making it likely one of the largest crowds for the events in recent years. Friday night’s attendance numbered an estimated 3,900 and the …

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  • Man accused of hitting girlfriend

    A local man was accused of hitting his girlfriend last week, according to a report filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Cherry Levon Lewis, 23, of Batesville said her boyfriend Christopher J. Rohrscheib, 29, had choked her and hit her several times. She was …

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