• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 13, 1993.

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  • Thompson retires

    Dec. 3, 1979. He was 22, still a little wet behind the ears and more than ready for his first official job assignment in Sharp County. Even though he didn’t know a soul the young state trooper was excited and had been given a word …

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  • Body found

    WALNUT RIDGE (AP) — The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department says the body of a young woman has been found in the Black River but her name is not yet known. The sheriff’s office said Saturday evening that the body would be sent to the Arkansas …

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  • Batesville High Students named finalists

                Two Batesville High School students have been named National Merit Finalists. The students are nationally among about 15,000 semifinalists who were notified that they had advanced to Finalist standing, according to a news release. The students are Rafeh Qureshi …

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  • Police: Man burned house down around him

    A child died and a man committed suicide over the weekend in two unrelated incidents, according to police. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said officers were dispatched to an area on Westside Friday morning in regards to an unresponsive infant. “When officers arrived the child …

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  • Calico Rock man facing drug charges

    MELBOURNE — A Calico Rock man who was earlier arrested on a Department of Correction absconder warrant was charged Friday with drug related and other offenses, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Zachary Mayfield, 33, of Thompson Road, was charged with possession of a …

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  • Students, teachers take flight

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside Middle School sixth-graders recently got to fly high when they visited the Batesville Municipal Airport. Sixty students and four teachers toured a hangar and learned how airplanes are worked on before taking to the sky. Pilots Karl Kemp, Kelly Powell, Rick Musticchi, …

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  • Unity Fest is Saturday

    The eighth annual Unity Fest on the River will be Saturday. Testimonies will begin at 3 p.m. with dinner at 5, guest speakers at 6 and entertainment at 7. Unity Fest will also have a number of vendors as well as bounce houses for children …

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  • Methamphetamine arrest made

    WALNUT RIDGE —The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27-year-old Amanda Ball of Powhatan on methamphetamine-related and other charges Thursday following a traffic stop, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. Ball faces charges of possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of drug paraphernalia, no proof of insurance, …

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  • Mt. Pleasant Elementary awarded top honors

    MOUNT PLEASANT — One area school has been recognized as the “highest achieving school in Arkansas” by the Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas. The Office for Education Policy specializes in education research and policy and to serve as a resource to …

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  • Cash mob at Ivory Owl

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the Ivory Owl, located at 655 St. Louis St., will be the “cash mob” site Friday. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m. customers will receive 25 percent off purchases and can register to win a free prize. As part …

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  • Community School to meet

    The Community School will hold its board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at White River Specialized Industries, 1550 Cottonwood Drive. Meetings are open to the public.

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