• Man walking in street arrested

    Randall Melton, 25, of Paragould reportedly told police he was walking to Springdale while talking on his cell phone and didn’t realize he was walking in the middle of the street where motorists, including Deputy Andrew Rogers, had to swerve to miss him. Rogers said …

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  • Contracts, calendar top agenda

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board will meet to discuss a light agenda at 6 tonight in the administration board room, according to Superintendent Gerald Cooper. Renewal of principals’ contracts and next year’s academic calendar will be discussed, he said.

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  • Concord meeting postponed

    CONCORD — The Concord School Board meeting originally set for tonight has been postponed one day, school officials said. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the high school library. The agenda will remain the same, including a discussion concerning possible installation of …

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  • Mayor to give State of the City

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The agenda includes an amendment to the 2012 budget, a report from Engineer Damon Johnson and the annual State of the City address from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh. All meetings are open to …

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  • Student nets Lyon scholarship

    Brandon Eric Dickey of Cave City has been accepted for admission to Lyon College and has been awarded an Honors Day scholarship. Each year, Lyon College awards scholarships to outstanding applicants who show special promise as productive members of the college community. Dickey is the …

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  • Eckard inducted into Sigma Tau Delta

    WALNUT RIDGE — Adam Eckard of Cave City has been inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. He was inducted into the Alpha Delta Pi chapter of the society at Williams Baptist College during a ceremony on Feb. 12, according to a …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Monday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2013. There are 309 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 25, 1913, the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving Congress the power to levy and collect income taxes, was declared …

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  • Jewelry targeted in theft

    Evidence has been gathered and a suspect named in the burglary and theft of jewelry from the Pleasant Plains home of Shawn Hogan between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to Independence County Deputy Michael Darr. Hogan told Darr he came home from work …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 16, 1993.

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  • OEM director: ‘Independence County dodged a bullet’

    Reports for the incoming ice storm had residents bracing for the worst. “We dodged a bullet,” said Glen Willis, director of Independence County Office of Emergency Management, this morning. “It could have been a whole lot worse if we would’ve had any wind.” Willis said …

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  • Teacher dons ‘Ted’ costume for cause

    Coming dressed as a teddy bear, but not of the sweet and cuddly variety, may not have been Batesville High School math teacher Mark Sparks’ choice in school attire, but for students and a worthy cause he was all game. On Wednesday, Sparks held classes …

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  • Eagle Mountain Magnet changes name, focus

    One Batesville school is changing its focus. Eagle Mountain Magnet Health and International Studies Elementary starting next school year will be known as Eagle Mountain Magnet Health Wellness and Medical Sciences. Rather than a concentration on the global community Eagle Mountain will center its focus …

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