• Driver runs out of gas in 100-mile chase

    If you steal a vehicle and make a long-range run from the police, you should always check the gas gauge. The same is true if you’re the cop doing the chasing. Both the driver of a stolen truck — later identified as 26-year-old Amanda N. …

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  • Man accused of stabbing, driving 50 miles for help

    BALD KNOB — A Bald Knob man whose mother reportedly begged authorities for help for her son diagnosed with schizophrenia has been charged with first-degree murder after allegedly stabbing his girlfriend Tuesday morning. According to the Bald Knob Police Department, Jesse Bryan Swain, 35, stabbed …

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  • Out of the Darkness Walk set for Oct. 11, changes location

    The second annual Out of the Darkness Walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 11 at Lyon College in Batesville. This is a change to last year’s location at Riverside Park. Registration check-in starts at 9. Those who …

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  • Rally scheduled

    SEARCY — An informational rally against the alcohol amendment will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Harding University Administration Auditorium at Searcy. Issue No. 4, which will be on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, is an amendment to the current …

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  • School elections determine one race

    Only one race marked the ballot in the annual school board elections on Tuesday in the Guard’s circulation area and that was on Highland School Board in Sharp County. According to the Sharp County Clerk’s Office, Wendell Jines beat Justin Dunn and incumbent Danny Seward …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, September 19 – Sunday, September 21, 2014.

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  • Danny Donuts to return to Beatles at the Ridge

    WALNUT RIDGE — Entertainer Danny Donuts will return to the Beatles at the Ridge music festival, to be held Friday and Saturday in downtown Walnut Ridge. Operating from his Yellow Submarine, Danny provides a unique brand of entertainment for children and families, according to a …

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  • Brantley, Wood to appear at festival

    WALNUT RIDGE — Reality TV stars Bobby Brantley and Tyler Wood will appear in person at this year’s Beatles at the Ridge festival in Walnut Ridge. Brantley, a cast member on the “Lizard Lick Towing” series, and Wood, from Discovery’s TV show Moonshiners, will greet …

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  • Republican women to hold luncheon

    HARDY — The Sharp County Republican Women will have a Dutch-treat luncheon meeting at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Bob & Sandy’s BBQ Restaurant in Hardy. The discussion will center around membership, election of officers and plans for the remainder of the year. The group is …

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  • Ladies auxiliary to host breakfast bonanza

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Ladies Auxiliary of the Highland Elks will serve the annual breakfast bonanza from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday. The all-you-can-eat meal will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits, gravy, fruit and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance or $6.50 at the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 11, 1995.

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  • Walker, Turner win bass club’s Anglers of Year

    CAVE CITY — Shawn Walker and James Turner, with 471 points, were the Cave City Bass Club’s Anglers of the Year for 2014, said tournament director Steve Moody. Moody and his partner, Fred Mullens, were runner-ups with 465 points. The Big Bass of the year …

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