• C-Ridge accepting GT recommendations

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District is accepting recommendations for students to participate in the gifted and talented program, coordinator Carol Woods has announced. Placement can be made in fourth through 12th grades. Selection criteria for admission to the program include not only a …

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  • Officers serve at Sharp Co. Fair

    ASH FLAT — Chapter 1605 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees entered a booth in the Sharp County Fair, held recently in Ash Flat. The following officers were available during the fair to answer questions and distribute information about the benefits of belonging …

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  • Subscription offered to newlyweds

    The Batesville Daily Guard is offering a month of free home delivery of the newspaper within our circulation area to newlyweds. To start delivery, drop by the Guard office at 258 W. Main St. in Batesville or call (870) 793-2383 or toll free 1 (800) …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 27, 1995.

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  • Sticks of the trade – Single dad carves out a living

    With a wide-brimmed hat to shade his face from the blistering summer heat, Jose “Joe” Dominguez stops carving only long enough to wipe the sweat from his brow. It’s been a hard year for the single father who wanted to move closer to family — …

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  • Haney from ‘Clash’ arrested

    HARDY — A “Clash of the Ozarks” regular had a clash with police Friday night following a traffic stop in Sharp County that landed him in jail on possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Sheriff Mark Counts. Deputy Gary Mitchell made a traffic stop on …

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  • Man driving lawn mower at dark without lights had dope

    ASH FLAT — A man driving a riding lawn mower without its lights on after 10 at night on U.S. Highway 63 in Sharp County had marijuana and a smoking pipe with him, said Sheriff Mark Counts. The 911 call about the Williford man, identified …

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  • Man faces charges after threatening sister

    A 57-year-old Batesville man is facing third-degree assault on a family member and possession of drug paraphernalia after allegedly threatening his sister Sunday night. Independence County Sgt. Shawn Stevens responded to a call at 20 Kyle St. where he met Carolyn Caldwell who said her …

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  • AO puts $365K back that HRA had taken out

    The old Kelley-Wyatt’s restaurant was filled to capacity Tuesday night as the newly formed board for Health Resources of Arkansas met for its first official meeting since the merger with Alternative Opportunities. Some of the previous HRA board members were asked to stay on, while …

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  • ‘Stuff the Bus’ donations still being sought

    United Way of Independence County on Wednesday will conclude its annual effort “Stuff the Bus” and “Best Foot Forward” collection of school supplies and new athletic shoes for needy children in Independence County and Cave City. School buses accepting donations on Saturday were located at …

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  • Bridgman named King White River

    The newest member to the class of King White River honorees was welcomed during the Miss Batesville and Miss White River pageants at the University of Community College at Batesville on Saturday night. Gary Bridgman, King White River 2014, was selected by the pageant board …

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  • Searcy man pleads guilty to killing grandmother

    SEARCY (AP) — A Searcy man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of his grandmother. Grant Ellis Crawford, 25, was sentenced after entering the plea Monday in the Jan. 13 shooting of 65-year-old …

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