• Former White County sheriff to be tried

    SEARCY (AP) — A former sheriff of White County is scheduled to go on trial over an allegation that he pointed a pistol at his sister and her boyfriend. Prosecutors have charged 48-year-old Pat Garrett with a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct and he is …

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  • Schools invited to hear educator, author at UACCB

    Educators from 16 school districts in a six-county area have been invited to a presentation entitled, “Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning,” to be held at 4:30 p.m. April 24 in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 4, 1993.

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  • Club News

    Daughters of the Confederacy The Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #135, United Daughters of the Confederacy, held its February meeting in the Citizens Bank Annex. The meeting was called to order by president Sherri Stagner, who led the ritual and pledges. The minutes were approved, and …

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  • Community School board to meet

    The Community School Inc. board meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at White River Specialized Industries, located at 1550 Cottonwood in Batesville.

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  • Water authority to meet

    The regular monthly meeting of the Pfeiffer Public Water Authority Board meeting will be held at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Batesville Municipal Building. The meeting is open to the public.

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  • Cushman council meets tonight

    CUSHMAN — The Cushman City Council will meet at city hall at 6:30 tonight. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Cave City has new faces, new car

    CAVE CITY — Hana Smith was appointed as an alderman during a recent Cave City Council meeting to fill the position Ron Burge held before he was appointed mayor in January to replace the late Daniel Wilson, said Krystal Schreiner, finance manager/recorder. Smith will be …

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  • Woman leads high-speed chase

    With a state trooper in pursuit, a Batesville woman reportedly called 911 dispatch just after noon Thursday to say she was in severe pain and headed to the hospital as she drove in the opposite direction of White River Medical Center. Trooper David Jones said …

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  • Newark team to compete in televised bowl

    CONWAY — High school students will showcase their intellect in the annual Arkansas Governor’s Academic Competition at the Arkansas Educational Television Network April 20 in “Arkansas Quiz Bowl 2013” and the Cedar Ridge School District team is set to compete. The event will be broadcast …

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  • Portfest tickets go on sale May 1

    JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport State Park is going country for the 32nd annual Portfest “Rollin’ on the River” celebration June 7-8 as the Bellamy Brothers, John Conlee, Jo Dee Messina and Eddy Raven are this year’s featured performers. Hosted by the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce, …

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  • SUV lands on its top; 7 injured

    ASH FLAT — Five juveniles and two adults were injured last week when the vehicle they occupied went off Griffin Bridge on Griffin Road about one mile east of U.S. Highway 62/412 approximately 500 yards east of the Cherokee Village city limits, said Sharp County …

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