• Naked toddler in road rescued by stranger

    A naked toddler was found in the road Tuesday, while the mother has been cited for endangering the welfare of a minor. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Williford said he was dispatched to 210 Sherrill Drive and talked with the man who found her. Earin …

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  • Woman confronts bike thief

    A Saturday night trip to the store to buy lottery tickets proved to be unlucky for Felisha Jackson, who told police she was beaten and robbed. Jackson, 45, of 1295 Edith St. in Batesville told Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Carey Thomas that around 9:30 p.m. …

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  • Rate hike gets 2nd reading

    A proposed increase in the city utility’s rate structure cleared another hurdle Tuesday night as the Batesville City Council heard the second reading of an ordinance raising water and sewer rates. The ordinance will be placed on the agenda for the July 8 meeting for …

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  • Arkansas Municipal League elects new officers at convention

    LITTLE ROCK — Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh was elected first vice president during the Arkansas Municipal League’s 80th Convention. Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola was elected president for the 2014-15 year. Other officers elected for 2014-2015 include Blytheville Mayor James Sanders, District 1 vice president; …

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  • Smokin’ on the White winners announced

    Winners of the Smokin’ on the White Championship BBQ contest held Saturday at Riverside Park have been announced as follows: Pro Division: Grand Champion — Victory Lane Whole Hog — Victory Lane, first; Will-Be-Que, second; Rib Ticklers, third; Shoulder — Victory Lane, first; Will-Be-Que, second; …

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  • Taylor elected to chiropractors board

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Dr. Thomas D. Taylor was elected to the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) Board of Directors by the Representative Assembly at its annual convention June 19 and 20 in Kansas City, Kansas. The ICA Representative Assembly is composed of representatives from the …

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  • Classes participate in 4-H robotics program

    West Magnet Elementary fourth-grade classes participated in a national 4-H program titled “4-H Robotics: Engineering for Today and Tomorrow,” which helps children build an understanding of basic science concepts related to robotics. The Junk Drawer Robotics curriculum engages children ages 10 through 13 in understanding …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 17, 1995.

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  • Life with John E.

    Melbourne, 1948. The day Ruby Robertson moved into her new home, a young college boy was putting a roof on the house next door. The following year, they eloped and started on a journey that would last nearly 65 years. Little did she know, the …

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  • 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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