• Newark council moves meeting

    NEWARK — The Newark City Council has moved its regular monthly meeting to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston. The council normally meets the second Tuesday of the month.

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  • Cousins/Friends to meet Saturday

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE —The 28th annual Cousins & Friends Reunion will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church of Cherokee Village (south entrance), 175 Spur (watch for signs). “This year’s reunion will honor Anna Pearl Moore Roberts, surviving sister …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 30, 1995.

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  • Student awarded degree

    Meredith Leigh McKinney of Batesville has been awarded a bachelor of arts degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Hendrix College in Conway, according to a news release. The daughter of Tim and Joan McKinney, she is a 2010 Batesville High School graduate and the …

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  • Local student receives doctorate

    ATLANTA —  A local resident has received a degree from the School of Law of Emory University in Atlanta at its 169th commencement ceremony, according to a news release. Benjamin Wadley of Batesville received a doctor of law.

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  • Group wants term limits imposed on Congress

    A grassroots movement is working to bypass Congress and impose term limits on career politicians, saying the longer politicians are allowed to stay in office the more likely they are to become corrupt. Term Limits for U.S. Congress is an all-volunteer, non-partisan, national grassroots movement …

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  • From building Greers Ferry Lake to Keeping Arkansas Beautiful … Garner found purpose in the outdoors

    He was one of the longest consecutive serving federal employees in our nation’s history, helped supervise the construction of the Greers Ferry Dam at Heber Springs, introduced countless families to the outdoors and was an environmentalist long before it ever became “cool.” Carl Garner retired …

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  • Sex offender sought

    Failure to register his current residential address with local authorities has resulted in a felony warrant being issued for 47-year-old Kenneth L. Wright, whose last known address was 160 N. Gainer Ferry Road in Batesville. Wright is a level 3 registered child sex offender who …

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  • Fire under investigation

    Any other Sunday afternoon, William Harper might have been napping at around 3 o’clock. “Something told me to go check on my mom and dad,” he said, standing in his yard more than an hour later watching as Batesville firefighters worked to extinguish the flames …

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  • Holiday drinks lead to domestic arrest

    Celebrating the Fourth of July by drinking with her husband led to an argument, and with Kellie Rutledge, 27, of Newark sitting in the car at her mother-in-law’s house where her husband left her to “cool off” before she eventually ended up in jail. Deputy …

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  • Tim Bruner named Rotary district gov

    Past, present and future Rotary International District 6150 governors and their spouses gathered on June 30 at district governor Tim Bruner’s installation banquet in Batesville. The event took place at Edwards Commons on the Lyon College campus and was well-attended by members of the Batesville …

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  • Hearing held to ‘close out’ Peco grant

    Peco Foods has held up its end of the bargain after receiving a half-million dollar grant nearly two years ago. In August 2012, Batesville received a $509,000 grant from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to provide funds to assist Peco Foods with work at the …

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