• Southside water serves 9,000 people

    SOUTHSIDE — During 2012, the Southside Public Water Authority made several major advances, Manager John Richardson reported last week during a regular board meeting. Among them were completion of a new water office complex with drive-through capability and a board/conference room a cost of $435,000; …

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  • Armed burglars seen by owners

    Three men armed with shotguns were reportedly seen burglarizing the home of Dusty D. Northcutt on Weaver Lane in the Charlotte area Monday as they loaded his property on two pickup trucks and a trailer. Northcutt reported the incident to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office …

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  • HRA board of directors hires chief financial officer

    The Health Resources of Arkansas board of directors agreed during a recent meeting to hire Byron Southerland of Southside as chief financial officer to replace Bernis Medlock, who left several months ago. Southerland, who has about 35 years of experience in the accounting departments of …

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  • MSB board to discuss gala

    The Main Street Batesville board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fox Creek BBQ. Main Street Arkansas representatives will be in attendance to discuss the local organization’s evaluation, which director Paula Grimes hoped to have completed on Monday. The agenda also includes auction items …

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  • CC man wanted for theft, forgery

    A man who allegedly stole a purse from a hospital employee then tried to cash checks on her account is now facing several charges, according to an affidavit filed in circuit court. Derrick Hicks, 31, of Cave City has been charged with misdemeanor theft as …

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  • 300 Days Grazing program recognized

    ROGERS — A Batesville man has been recognized as part of a group of faculty and staff that developed and executed the 300 Days Grazing Program. Don Hubbell, resident director of the Livestock and Forestry Research Station, was part of the team receiving the John …

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  • Jackson Co. felon arrested for forgery, theft

    NEWPORT — A felon was charged with two counts of second-degree forgery and one count of theft after allegedly stealing from his employers, according to an affidavit filed in Jackson County Circuit Court. Daniel Edward Malin was arrested Friday and taken to the Jackson County …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Tuesday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2013. There are 350 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 15, 1943, work was completed on the Pentagon, headquarters of the U.S. Department of War (now Defense). On this date: In …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • 2 face drug charges; girl taken in to DHS

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Lawrence County couple face numerous charges, including felony drug charges, and a 4-year-old girl in their home was placed in the custody of the state Department of Human Services as the result of an aggravated assault investigation Thursday in the Clear …

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  • Sheriff investigates shootings

    HEBER SPRINGS — Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss and his staff are investigating two apparently unrelated shootings. In a news release from the sheriff’s office, Moss said deputies were dispatched to Trout Drive in the west Pangburn area, shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday to a …

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  • Additional drug charges filed

    MELBOURNE — A Violet Hill woman previously arrested for drugs is now dealing with several more charges related to more of the same. Brandie Leigh Holt, 26, had been arrested Dec. 20 on numerous controlled drug violations, said Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Holt’s total …

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