• Liaison tells of homeless students

    More than 18,000 Arkansas children experience homelessness each year and at the present time there are approximately 120 homeless schoolchildren in the Independence County school system, according to Paula Williams, homeless liaison/support services provider for the Batesville School District. Williams told the Batesville Kiwanis Club …

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  • Surveyor ‘plots’ new business

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Keaton Johnson combined his love of the outdoors and math into a profession and now — a new business — Johnson’s Cutting Edge Surveying, LLC. After working for other companies in Conway for the last five years, Johnson was ready to start …

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  • Phillips to mark 80th year

      Ernestine Phillips will celebrate her 80th birthday with a drop-in reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Faith-Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, located at 3895 Harrison St. in Batesville. All friends and family are invited to attend.

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  • Financial aid seminar set

    Lyon College is hosting a financial aid night, free to parents of local high school seniors. The informational seminar will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in Nucor Auditorium in the Lyon Building. This free event is open to parents of all area high school seniors, …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Tuesday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2013. There are 308 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 26, 1993, a truck bomb built by terrorists exploded in the parking garage of New York’s World Trade Center, killing six …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 17, 1993.

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  • School mourns loss of teen

    Today, many are mourning the loss of Batesville High School senior Cody Campbell who grew up riding horses, camping and riding four-wheelers. “Cody was a very kind young man and was well liked by his peers and by the staff at Batesville High,” Principal David …

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  • ARcare opens at Southside

    SOUTHSIDE — A trip to the doctor can often turn into an all-day event, but when sixth-grade teacher Abby Barker’s 4-year-old daughter Lily came down with a sore throat and a low-grade fever two weeks ago, all it took was a trip to school. Last …

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  • Man charged in alleged pool cue beating

    MELBOURNE — A man who allegedly broke into someone else’s apartment and beat the resident with a pool cue is now facing charges, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Lawrence said a victim at the Moser Street Apartments in Melbourne complained that Joseph Swik, …

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  • $1M grant to help youth get back on track

    It’s hard for young people who have dropped out of school to go back, but a recently awarded grant hopes to get them off the streets and into a profession. The Department of Labor awarded North Arkansas Central Development/Workforce Investment Act a grant for $1,043,130 …

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  • Man accused of raping girl

    ASH FLAT — A 61-year-old Hardy man is being charged with two counts of rape and three counts of distributing, possession or viewing of matter depicting sexually explicit conduct after a state police investigation was launched. Erskine Robert “Bob” Stockard of 1 Skyline Drive came …

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  • Charge upgraded to attempted murder

    NEWPORT — A charge of first-degree battery was upgraded by Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce to an attempted first-degree murder charge for a Jackson County man who allegedly shot a man in the head in January. Gary D. Bradley, 57, of Tuckerman is …

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