• Eight Lyon students win awards

    Eight Lyon College students earned awards for their academic work at Saturday’s 141st commencement. The winners are: Charles H. Coffin Medal (the highest academic award) — Jon-Michael Poff of Batesville Established as a memorial to Dr. Coffin by a former classmate of his at Lyon, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 6, 1993.

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  • May declared Historic Preservation month

    LITTLE ROCK — Independence County Judge Robert Griffin is among 115 officials in 58 counties who have declared May as Historic Preservation Month, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Frances McSwain has announced. “The theme of Historic Preservation Month 2013 is ‘See! Save! Celebrate!’ and ‘Saving …

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  • Dozier, others to perform in concert

                      Artistry of the Guitar, an instrumental guitar series, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Fox Creek Barbecue at 129 Lawrence St., Batesville. The concert will feature Danny Dozier, Steve Davison and Muriel Anderson. …

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  • Sobriety checkpoint yields arrest of alleged dealer

    MELBOURNE — A late afternoon sobriety checkpoint last week resulted in the arrest of a suspected drug dealer, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Arkansas State Police was conducting the checkpoint on Wednesday in conjunction with the Izard County Sheriff’s Department and the 16th …

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  • Man trying to deposit coin jailed for drugs

    A man wanting to deposit an expensive rare coin to start his presidential campaign will first have to make bail and pay for his own defense after police were called to the fourth bank he visited on Friday afternoon. Jason C Bailey, 26, of Sidney …

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  • Cops seek one, get two

    Officers were just looking into possible drug activities of one individual, but ended up arresting two, according to Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery. Friday afternoon, investigators from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division and the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force obtained a search …

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  • Hospice program to serve veterans

    One out of every four dying Americans is a veteran, according to www.wehonorveterans.org, and a new hospice program has been established to cater to their specific needs. The “We Honor Veterans” campaign was designed to educate its partner programs on the unique needs of veterans …

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  • Brothers jailed over 911 calls

    While en route to a 911 hang-up call on Mother’s Day, Officer Shawn Stephens was notified by dispatch they had made contact with a caller from the residence and some type of disturbance was in progress. Stephens arrived and learned from 20-year-old Marcus Hogans that …

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  • Cops say stolen Mule was traded for drugs

    When one of the more than $11,000 in items reported missing landed in the hands of a Batesville man, authorities charged him with theft by receiving. According to affidavit for arrest, Aaron Long, 38, of 2865 Shade Tree faces a class C felony charge. The …

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  • Travelers tickets available

    Citizens Bank locations in Batesville are distributing 1,000 free tickets to “Batesville Appreciation Day” at the 2013 Arkansas Travelers minor league baseball game at 2:10 p.m. Sunday. The Texas League game against the Springfield Cardinals will be played at Dickey-Stephens Park, which is located on …

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  • Part of Rolling Hills Road closed

    ASH FLAT — Rolling Hills Road between Liberty Hill and Ridge Road closed this morning for road work and will remain closed until May 28, according to a news release from Sharp County Road Department Superintendent Dan Melbourne. The road is in central Sharp County. …

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