• Honor Roll – Melbourne High

    MELBOURNE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the third nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Melbourne High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Elijah Conley, Cole Lamb, Josie Love, Ryan Moxley; general — Shelby Brown-Swaim, …

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  • St. Patrick’s Day parade winners announced

    SIDNEY — Winners in Sidney’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade float contest on Saturday have been announced. First place in the Junior Division went to “Sidney Baptist Children in Memory of Lillikay Turner”; second place went to Pleasant Hill Full Gospel “Fishers of Men”; and third …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • 200 trap shooters compete locally

    Results have been released from Saturday’s Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program trap tounament at the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex, said Range Manager Terrill Gregg. “Two hundred trap shooters, making up 19 senior and 18 junior teams, participated,” Gregg said. Winners include: Junior Division • …

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  • Three graduate from Drug Court

    It was a day three women could stand before 16th Judicial District Judge Dan Kemp and feel good about it — graduation day. On Monday, Sheri Douthitt, Deambra Ward and Jessica Coleman graduated from the 16th Judicial Independence County Drug Court, a special court that …

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  • Easter events set for Saturday

    The Easter Bunny will visit several area cities this Saturday, hiding eggs and posing for photos. Here are a few of the Easter activities in the Guard-circulation area this weekend: Easter by the River Sonic Drive-In has organized “Easter by the River,” scheduled for 9 …

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  • Programs, students win awards

    The EAST programs at Batesville junior and senior high schools were recently presented with Superior School awards in their age divisions during the annual Environmental And Spatial Technology conference while one student was named the organization’s national logo design winner. Batesville High sophomore Elise Fry …

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  • 3 arrested for shoplifting

    Baby items taken from Walmart and valued at a little over $20 landed a mother and son in jail. Randolph S. Wilson, 27, and Kimberly D. Wilson, 52, both of the same Amagon address, were arrested Tuesday after officer Zach Rawlins was dispatched to the …

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  • Man leads chase, is arrested

    Police were able to apprehend a Batesville man wanted on a local warrant after they were dispatched to a residence where he was not wanted or allowed by a “no contact” court order, according to Independence County Deputy Andrew Rogers. Rogers said he was dispatched …

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  • Newport man shot; 2 jailed

    NEWPORT — Allegedly shooting a man because of a dispute has led to charges of first-degree attempted murder for two Newport men. Bond of $150,000 each has been set for Leotis Gist Jr., 20, and Nico Cox, 23, after a man was shot in his …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, March 22 – Sunday, March 24, 2013.

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  • Wheels, tools taken from farm

    Charlotte resident Marcus Kevin Rawlings reported to police Wednesday that approximately $2,500 worth of wheels, tires and tools were stolen from his property on Mount Herman Road sometime since Sunday. Rawlings told Independence County Deputy Michael Darr that someone had cut a lock off a …

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