• Science fair winners named

    LYNN — Science fair winners have been named in a recent contest hosted by Hillcrest Elementary. Kindergarten winners included Peyton Glenn first place; Cole Poff, second place; and Errin Wright, third place. Honorable mention went to Addison Doyle. First-grade winners included Kylie Geurin, first; Haley …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 22, 1993.

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  • Historical society honors author, curator Robertson – Honnoll shares family’s wartime experiences

    The annual joint meeting of the Independence County Historical Society and the Batesville Genealogical Society, hosted by the genealogical society, was held April 21 in the Rider Room, First Community Bank. President Gary Perkey called the meeting to order, welcomed members and guests, and asked …

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  • C-Ridge places in state bowl

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge High School quiz bowl team recently placed second in the 2A conference finals of the Arkansas Governor’s Academic Competition “Quiz Bowl 2013” against Conway Christian High School. The team includes (front, from left): Matthew Cullum, Reagan Walters, Haley Combee, Jade …

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  • Field trip cut short after bus collision

    A field trip was cut short for Batesville eighth-and ninth-graders this morning when the two buses transporting them were in a wreck near McCain Mall in Little Rock. Fifteen-year-old Kassey Crawford said the bus she was riding in rear-ended the first one. Crawford, who was …

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  • Man in relationship with girl charged with sexual assault

    WALNUT RIDGE — A 26-year-old Powhatan man was arrested Friday by Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department and Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Division authorities, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. After his arrest, Scott Archer was charged with sexual assault, Dotson said. “The arrest comes after the …

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  • Hospital’s No. 2 man to retire

    Gary Britten may be the No. 2 man at White River Medical Center, but in one sense he’s No. 1. Britten, whose employee number is 2, is the last original employee of WRMC who came over from the old North Arkansas Clinic. He will be …

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  • Police: Man who was run off vacant property later returned to steal mowers, equipment

    Charges have been filed against a Batesville man for taking items valued at nearly $20,000 from the old Batesville Country Club. Matthew R. Mathis, 40, of Batesville faces felony charges of breaking or entering and theft of property, according to the affidavit for arrest filed …

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  • Former coach pleads guilty

    A former Southside School District girls volleyball coach recently appeared in Independence County District Court where he pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay $1,500 in fines and court costs following a charge of indecent exposure. David Shilkitus, 40, was charged in October with the …

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  • Large amount of drugs collected in Izard, Lawrence counties

    MELBOURNE — Some 52 pounds of outdated or unneeded prescription drugs were collected Saturday by the Izard County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said Izard County has participated in the National Drug Take-Back Program for the past several years and that he is always pleased …

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  • Fairfield Bay man formally charged in fleeing

    Running from a felony warrant in another county is reportedly why a Fairfield Bay man led police on a chase and manhunt that lasted for more than an hour April 16. John H. Figueroa, 36, has been formerly charged in Independence County Circuit Court and …

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  • SR teacher resigns

    A Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary sixth-grade teacher recently submitted his resignation, effective immediately, citing “unforeseen circumstances,” according to a letter sent to Batesville School District Superintendent Dr. Randy Willison and Principal Stacey Lindsey. Michael Armstrong, who was hired in August of 2012, submitted the letter …

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