• Habitual offender accused of B&E

    A Batesville man has been formally charged with breaking and entering and theft after he was seen taking airplane parts that weren’t his from a shop building and fleeing the scene near Highway 167 and Antioch Road on Sept. 15. Stanley Dewayne Gammill, 49, of …

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  • Driver in fatal accident ID’d

    Authorities have released the name of the driver involved in a fatal accident that claimed the life of Penny Yarbrough. Derrick Coles, 30, was listed as the driver in the Monday night accident on Sandtown Road. The accident is still under investigation, according to the …

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  • C-Ridge recognized by ADE

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District has been recognized for being the recipient of a $150,000 school-based health center grant in the construction of a new health center on the Cord-Charlotte Elementary campus. Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Tony Wood recently recognized the district …

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  • Cave City woman charged in 100-mile police chase

    A 26-year-old Cave City woman has been formally charged with theft after she stole a truck and led police on a 100-mile high-speed chase across multiple counties on Sept. 16. Both the driver of the stolen truck — Amanda N. Miller — and two Independence …

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  • Alderman appointed

    The Batesville City Council has a new member. Sonya Crafton, vice principal at West Magnet Elementary, was appointed Tuesday night to fulfill the unexpired term of Fred Krug, who resigned a month ago after moving out of the city, as well as the 2015-16 council …

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  • Unwanted/expired drugs to be collected in Sharp, Izard counties

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Sheriff’s Office will participate in the national prescription drug “take-back” day Saturday with a collection site set up from 9 a.m. to noon at the Sharp County Courthouse in Ash Flat, Sheriff Mark Counts said. Residents are encouraged to …

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  • Firefighter’s last wishes fulfilled

    Batesville Fire Deptartment members and honorary pallbearers ride atop a fire truck (top photo) while holding on to the casket of retired Capt. Ronnie Shetron during a special funeral procession Tuesday. Shetron, who spent 20 years with the department, died Saturday at the age of 66. …

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  • CC students hear about ‘scary day’

    CAVE CITY — While many may remember where they were and what they were doing when the United States was attacked by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001, fourth-graders at Cave City Elementary weren’t even born yet. “For your entire lives, our country has had troops …

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  • Cedar Ridge board appoints member

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board has a new board member following the resignation of one in June. Barry Lillard was appointed to Zone 2 when the board met for its recent meeting. The position had been vacated by C.T. Thomas, who served on …

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  • Southside board accepts transfers

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board voted to accept three student transfers from the Concord School District to Southside, approved the transfer requests of two students from Southside to the Batesville district and approved a tuition agreement with the Community School Inc., for educational services …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • Radio club meets Thursday

    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 for …

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