• Historians ask for help in identifying old photos

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Historical Society will be asking for help in identifying old pictures from the Williford area when Eva Sharp, the society’s secretary, presents “Post Card Puzzles” as part of the society’s spring quarterly meeting that begins at 2 p.m. Sunday …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 12, 1993.

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  • Lyon College students earn honors

    Several Lyon College students earned honors at the college’s annual Honors Convocation April 16. Various academic, athletic and student life awards were presented at the convocation. Students and their awards include: Alpha Chi Professor of the Year — Dr. Monica Rodriguez, associate professor of Spanish …

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  • Honor Rolls – Batesville

    Batesville Junior High The students listed below made the honor roll for the third nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Batesville Junior High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Haley Cheatham, Makenna Clark, Jakob Collins, Callie Conyers, Nicholas Czerwinski, …

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  • Love, honor, family

    SOUTHSIDE — Many 11-year-olds worry their clothes aren’t “cool” enough or complain if their parents won’t buy them the latest video game. Jace Farmer, however, just worries if his dad and brother will make it home alive. His dad and brother, both named James Branscum, …

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  • Armed man arrested at mom’s house

    A 911 call of a domestic disturbance with shots fired ended with a 30-year-old Michael B. Lyons of Batesville being arrested without incident Saturday afternoon. Deputies Robert Woods and Kirk Green responded to the call in the 4400 block of North St. Louis Street with …

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  • Enrollment ‘younger,’ more diverse

    Spring enrollment at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville numbered 1,250 students, down about 10 percent compared to last year’s 1,390, Brian Berry, vice chancellor for enrollment management and student services, told the UACCB Board of Visitors during its quarterly meeting last week. …

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  • Shoplifting arrest made

    After allegedly skipping the checkout lane with a basket of items Thursday afternoon, a Batesville woman was jailed on shoplifting and drug charges. Independence County Deputy Andrew Rogers was dispatched to the Batesville Kroger store around 1:45 p.m. after a woman, later identified as Debra …

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  • Cemetery placed on state register

    CHARLOTTE — It’s about fulfilling a promise to a friend. Walnut Grove Cemetery, in between Cord and Charlotte, has been named to the Arkansas Register of Historic Places. The decision was made April 3 by the State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. …

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  • Izard County women arrested for drugs

    MELBOURNE — A Calico Rock woman was arrested after law enforcement saw her with drug paraphernalia, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. On Friday the Izard County Sheriff’s Department was assisting Arkansas Game and Fish Commission officers who saw a parked vehicle with a …

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  • Theft reported at vacant club

    Nearly $20,000 worth of lawn equipment was reportedly stolen from the now defunct Batesville Country Club sometime between April 12-15, according to Robert Purdy, a shareholder in the club that is up for sale. Deputy Zach Rawlins said that on April 16 he met with …

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  • Academic signing day set

    SOUTHSIDE — Thirty-eight Southside High School seniors will sign letters of intent to accept academic scholarships to more than a dozen different colleges and universities at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the cafeteria.  The tradition of academic signing day began in the Southside School District in …

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