• Dad’s drinking sends boy, 8, to neighbor’s

    With his father drinking heavily and the strong smell of something burning in the kitchen, an 8-year-old Batesville boy ran from his bedroom to a neighbor’s house for help Sunday night. Independence County Deputy Andrew Rogers was dispatched to a Hawkins Street address just before …

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  • ‘Ozarks’ star gets probation for gun charge

    HARDY (AP) — An Arkansas man featured on “Clash of the Ozarks” has been sentenced to three years of probation and six months of home detention after pleading guilty to a federal gun charge. Prosecutors accused Kerry Wayne Evans of illegally possessing an unregistered machine …

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  • Izard Co. inmates at work

    MELBOURNE — Early Monday morning, June 16, the weeds are being pulled and the tiller is busy at work in the inmate garden at the Izard County Detention Facility. The work is being done by inmates of the jail, community service workers of the Izard …

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  • Izard County Fair seeking entrants

    MELBOURNE — Can you juggle or do impersonations? The Izard County Fair Youth Talent Contest needs you! The Izard County Fair Youth Talent Contest will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Izard County Fairgrounds on Lacrosse Road in Melbourne. The Youth Talent …

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  • Radio club meeting set

    The Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested in ham radio. Testing can be arranged …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 16, 1995.

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  • 15 Hillcrest grads awarded

    STRAWBERRY — Fifteen recent graduates of Hillcrest High School have been awarded scholarships, according to a news release. Jessica Whitmire received the Arkansas Academic Challenge totaling $5,000, the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Academic Excellence Scholarship for $2,600 a year and the Arkansas …

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  • 14 students receive funds

     Fourteen local graduates have been awarded scholarships to the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, according to a news release. Southside High School graduates include Mary Lawson of Floral, daughter of Billy and Carrie Douglas. She received the Chancellor’s scholarship and will be majoring …

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  • Honor Rolls – Hillcrest Elementary

    LYNN — The students listed below made the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2013-14 school year at Hillcrest Elementary School in Lynn, according to a news release: First: all A’s — Eli Brewer, Chloe Davis, Addison Doyle, Peyton Glenn, Blaine Johnson, …

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  • Arkansas Tech announces grads

    RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Tech University Registrar’s Office has released a certified list of 1,788 degrees conferred upon students on the Russellville campus during the 2013-14 academic year. Arkansas Tech awarded 218 degrees during its August 2013 commencement ceremony, 669 degrees during its December 2013 …

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  • Arkansas State University announces graduates

    JONESBORO — Almost 2,000 candidates were awarded diplomas by Arkansas State University chancellor, Dr. Tim Hudson, during spring commencement ceremonies May 17 in the Convocation Center. Area students and their degrees include: Associate of applied science, physical therapist Batesville — Dustin Hubbard AAS, radiologic technology …

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  • Porn charges filed; teacher/pastor resigns

    MELBOURNE — A 52-year-old Izard County man has resigned both his teaching and pastor positions after he was charged with 24 counts of child porn. Izard County Consolidated has another job opening after an elementary teacher resigned the day before he was arrested and the …

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