• Family with local ties is safe after blast

    BOSTON — Jennifer Tanui and her 13-year-old daughter, Jill, had been standing on the sidelines right where one of two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. They were cheering on their husband and father, 41-year-old Jonah Tanui of Greenbrier, …

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  • Arrests made in clothes theft

    Picking up some new party clothes at Walmart held a new meaning for a Newport couple Saturday morning. Employees told police the pair, identified as Mark Cross, 63, and Linda Carol White, 45, entered the Batesville store around 10 a.m. and started putting clothes into …

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  • Woman allegedly flees state

    After allegedly writing several checks totaling $2,794.97 on closed accounts, a Southside woman is believed to have fled to Colorado just ahead of her warrant, according to a court affidavit for her arrest. An employee of Best Equipment reported on Dec. 27 of last year …

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  • ‘Diamond dig’ at local restaurant ends in arrest

    When Deputy Aaron Moody responded to a local fast food restaurant Sunday night regarding suspicious activity he reportedly found one man, Tommy McGoogan, age unknown, of Batesville, digging in a flower bed “looking for diamonds” and a companion, Billy Joe Conley, 40, also of Batesville …

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  • Man cited for public intox

    A Batesville man who told officers he doesn’t do drugs has a court date to answer to the charge after he was cited for public intoxication Sunday morning. Independence County Deputy Anthony Carter was dispatched to Central Avenue Baptist Church at about 10 a.m. in …

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  • Several arrests reported in Izard County

    MELBOURNE — A man who failed to register as a sex offender has been arrested and is awaiting extradition to Minnesota, according to a report from the Izard County Sheriff’s Office. Joshua Dewaine Scholl, 24, of Oxford was arrested on Minnesota warrants including that of …

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  • D.A.R.E. schedules ceremony

    More than 100 students from West Magnet and Central Magnet elementary schools will graduate from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program Wednesday. An assembly will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at West Magnet, 850 Hill St., with representatives from the U.S. Drug Enforcement …

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  • Hardy woman using stolen food stamp card claims she was forced to do it, police say

    A purse that was stolen from a vehicle parked at Highland school in September contained a food stamp credit card that was found to have been used in Independence County. Deanna L. McMillan of Hardy was allegedly identified in video surveillance using the card at …

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  • Election panel to meet

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Hydro Room upstairs in the Independence County courthouse located at Main and Broad streets in Batesville. The commission will be reviewing some of the recently passed state legislation and considering some possible …

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  • MHS teacher nets state award

    MELBOURNE — A Melbourne High School teacher is the recipient of a state award for exemplifying the “high ideals of family and consumer sciences.” Caren Smith recently received the Spirit of Advising Award at the Family Career and Community Leaders of America state leadership conference. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 5, 1993.

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  • ‘Tour D’Art’ planned

    MELBOURNE — Friends of the Paul Weaver Library at Ozarka College will present the second annual literary reading and art extravaganza, Tour D’Art, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the John E. Miller Education Complex lobby and auditorium in Melbourne. Events will begin in …

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