• Officers assaulted at jail, juvenile detention center

    Those already incarcerated are piling on more charges after incidents were reported at the jail and the juvenile detention center. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Fred Friar said he was dispatched to the jail on Monday after an inmate hit a guard. Friar said he talked …

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  • Concord board to discuss hiring resource officer

    CONCORD — The Concord School Board meeting originally planned for Monday has been rescheduled for 7 tonight at the high school media center. Agenda items include discussion of the Wilburn property appraisal, student transfer requests, installation of a security access system at the elementary and …

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  • Pediatric cancer survivor recognized

    Danielle Brazier, 20, of Batesville was one of two pediatric cancer survivors honored this summer as graduating scholars at the CARTI Kids Dennis Jungmeyer Scholarship Awards at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock. Brazier graduated earlier this month from Arkansas Tech University where she …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, August 22 – Sunday, August 24, 2014.

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  • APPLE applications being accepted

    Applications are now being accepted for the APPLE Project Upward Bound, a federally sponsored TRiO program for high school students in grades nine through 11. APPLE Upward Bound serves young people who desire a college education but know they will require help with academic skills, …

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  • ‘Come Meet Your Candidates’ slated for Saturday

    HARDY — Sharp County Republican Women will present Come Meet Your Candidates at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Beach Club BarBQ in Hardy. Special guest Mark Martin will be presented with a first edition of “The Last Lion,” a biography of Winston Churchill written by …

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  • Nursing scholarships to be awarded

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Three nursing students attending Ozarka College at Mountain View will receive scholarships totaling $9,000. Kenneth and Janice Sutton began offering scholarships to students enrolled in the nursing program at Ozarka-Mountain View in 2011. This year, they will be awarding three scholarships, $3,000 …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 14, 1995.

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  • Cushman employees celebrate 30 years

    EVENING SHADE — If you lived in the Evening Shade area 30 years ago, summer jobs were hard to find. John Davis and Mike Johnson considered themselves lucky when they got a job at Cushman Electric. “We thought it would be a good summer job. …

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  • Saturday never came – Mother deals with loss of daughter, granddaughter jailed for murder

    They had planned a girls’ day. It would start with breakfast, some window shopping and then lunch. Mostly, it would be one of those mother-daughter bonding days they both looked forward to. So that Sunday in June as they made plans for the following Saturday, …

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  • Jailer lands behind bars

    When Frankie Ciamaricone landed in jail he walked out with several hundred dollars less than he went in with. The $170 returned to him upon his release was $300 short and he contacted the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. As a result, Sgt. Jeff Sims, along …

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  • Drug house bust nets two arrests

    Joint efforts of two local drug agencies resulted in the arrest of two men in west Batesville Tuesday. The men were identified as Quincy Cook and Michael A. Billingsley of Batesville, according to a press release from Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery. “Investigators from the …

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