• Sex offender arrested in Izard

    MELBOURNE — A warrant for arrest has been issued for a man who had registered as a sex offender and was living at a homeless shelter but left without notifying authorities of his new address, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Jason Mathew Brannon, …

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  • Batesville man killed in crash

    A 47-year-old Batesville man was killed in a one-vehicle accident Sunday night on Highway 69 north of Batesville, according to a preliminary report by Arkansas State Police. Darrell Ray Ross of Tharp Lane was killed when the 1996 Chevrolet pickup he was driving ran off …

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  • UACCB to host art exhibit

    LITTLE ROCK — A touring exhibition by the Arkansas Arts Council, “Small Works on Paper: 2006-2011 Retrospective,” will be on display Thursday through May 15 in the Row Johns Building at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 …

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  • Man flees when homeowner calls ‘get over here’

    At first glance Nova Varnell thought her grandson was playing a joke on her. The 73-year-old Batesville woman said she was standing at her kitchen window around 7 a.m. Friday and saw someone on her property. She said the man was behind her propane tank …

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  • Garbage truck agreement OK’d

    The Batesville City Council held a special meeting Monday night and adopted a resolution to enter into a lease-purchase agreement for a 2014 front-load sanitation truck. In other business, the council amended the 2013 budget to reflect a $278,000 grant for Peco Foods (the grant …

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  • Batesville station to host livestock field day April 15

    A look at the 300 Days Grazing program at five years, and the latest research on promoting growth in cattle and parasites are on the agenda for the April 15 Livestock Field Day at the Livestock and Forestry Research Station in Batesville. “We have a …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 21, 1994. 80 YEARS AGO In a meeting here today called by the state Republican Committee, Republican leaders of this judicial district named local attorney Charles F. Cole and son of the late United …

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  • Rookies take first place in trap tourney

    Barely into their first few months as a new team, the Bald Knob Junior Trap Team took home a trophy and a check for $300 during AYSSP (Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program) competition in Batesville on March 15. Led by coaches Mark Collins and Herman …

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  • Club News

    Independence County 4-H The Independence County 4-H has announced the winners from the Fashion Revue contest, held on March 13 at Sulphur Rock Elementary School cafetorium. Twenty-six participants modeled constructed or purchased outfits. 4-H’ers were judged on the following criteria: the fit, style and accessories …

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  • Honor Roll – Southside Elementary

    SOUTHSIDE — The fourth-grade students listed below made the honor roll for the third nine weeks of the 2013-14 school year at Southside Elementary School, according to a news release: Fourth: all A’s — Alex Allen, Sarah Barber, Tristan Bullington, Alex Cooper, Macy Crider, Lexie …

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  • Drug dog alerts on vehicle

    Shortly after Deputy John Carroll made a traffic stop on March 23, his drug dog alerted on the vehicle of possible drugs. Carroll said he told the driver, Marcus Shane Manley he had stopped him for not having a license plate. Manley told Carroll there …

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  • Tractor-trailer stolen, found; arrest made

    MELBOURNE — An Izard County man was arrested after a tractor-trailer rig was stolen in Calico Rock late Sunday night or early this morning, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. A BOLO (be on the lookout) was issued, and an Arkansas state trooper stopped the vehicle …

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