• Accused drug dealer posts $20K bond, is released

    MELBOURNE — A $20,000 bond was set for a 19-year-old man accused of dealing drugs, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Garrett Buster Campbell, address unavailable, was arrested July 6 on drug-related felony charges, all delivery of different controlled substances. Campbell posted bond the …

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  • Izard Co. man arrested twice

    MELBOURNE — Drunks and drugs made up a large portion of reports from the Izard County Sheriff’s Office in the past two weeks. Among them were Richard Thomas Brown, 56, of Pineville who was arrested for felony criminal contempt of court. Brown was released July …

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  • Bank acquires property for future growth

    Citizens Bank has moved a step closer to laying the physical foundation for its 10-year plan to strategically grow into a regional banking organization, based in Batesville, by seeking out acquisition and expansion opportunities. Citizens Bank has acquired property along St. Louis Street (between Case …

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  • Chamber still accepting vendor applications for water carnival

    Friday will be the last day to get an arts, crafts, or business booth for the White River Water Carnival, according to a news release by the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. Applications may be picked up at the chamber office located at 409 Vine …

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  • UACCB board to hold quarterly meeting Thursday

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Board of Visitors will hold its quarterly meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday in Independence Hall, Room 104. An agenda includes announcement of new employees, enrollment and facilities updates and other personnel reports. Meetings are open to the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 3, 1995.

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  • Burdin named to honor roll

    SEARCY — A Batesville resident is among more than 1,200 students included on the Harding University dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester, according to a news release. Briley Burdin is a senior. The dean’s list is published each semester by Dr. Larry Long, university …

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  • UALR lists grads

    LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has announced its graduating class of spring 2014, according to a news release. Area graduates include: Batesville — Shana Wheat, Timothy Sturch, Elizabeth Bunch Bradford — Mark Thomas.

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  • Ash Flat Library offers new exhibit

    ASH FLAT — Ash Flat Library is now exhibiting a pine cone display by Dr. Earl W. Belcher. Belcher, former director of the National Seed Laboratory in Macon, Georgia, includes in the display X-ray evaluation images of tree seeds. The X-ray images tell a story …

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  • IDC seeks offer

    Make us an offer. That was the decision made by the Batesville-Independence Industrial Development Corporation at a meeting on Thursday concerning the remaining three parcels in the Batesville Independence Industrial Park. Lifeplus International, manufacturer of vitamins and nutritional supplements located in the industrial park, has …

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  • Guard wins press awards, General Excellence

    The Batesville Daily Guard took home 28 awards, including the coveted General Excellence, at the Arkansas Press Association’s 2014 SuperConvention held Saturday in Hot Springs. The Guard competed in the Medium Dailies division (except for a few categories in which multiple divisions were combined). Sports …

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  • Sex offender moves to Violet Hill

    MELBOURNE — A Level 3 sex offender has moved to 363 Shadow Gate Road, Violet Hill, announced Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. The Izard County Sheriff’s Department is releasing this information pursuant to Act 989 of 1997 and amendments of 2006 regarding sex offenders. Logan …

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