• UACCB mandatory orientation showing success

    Students who have entered courses at University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville this year have participated in new student orientation during the first week of the semester. UACCB implemented its mandatory orientation policy last fall for new college students. Brian Berry, vice chancellor for …

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  • Pharmacy heist… a growing trend

    In recent months, two local pharmacies have been the target of thieves looking to get their hands on prescription drugs — a sign of a larger epidemic that is sweeping across America. “It’s an emerging threat here in Arkansas,” William Bryant, assistant special agent in …

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  • Throat cut; arrest made

    MELBOURNE — A woman who cut a man’s throat is currently being held in the Izard County jail, according to a news release from Sheriff Tate Lawrence. On Thursday afternoon deputies responded to a Melbourne apartment complex on Moser Street regarding a call from a …

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  • Inmate bites own wrists

    MELBOURNE — A Viola woman who bit her wrists while in jail restraints was rushed to a hospital for massive bleeding, and now faces felony charges stemming from her conduct. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Michelle Alaine Batterton was being held in jail …

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  • Batesville School District ranked among top 35 in state

    Batesville is one of 35 of Arkansas’ 239 school districts and 16 open-enrollment charter schools considered an “achieving” school system under the state’s new accountability system, leaving more than 200 districts and charter systems — some considered high performing — branded as “needing improvement.” The …

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  • Ozarka to consider bond issue

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the president’s conference room at Melbourne to consider adoption of a $3 million bond issue to finance construction of a Student Services Center. The center is currently …

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  • Honor Rolls – Southside

    Southside Elementary SOUTHSIDE — The students listed below have been named Southerner Achievers for the second nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Southside Elementary School, according to a news release: First: Johnny Alexander, Alexa Blevins, Iehovah Brenton, Breanna Brooks, Trent Brucher, Ty Bullington, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 19, 1993.

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Monday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2013. There are 337 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 28, 1813, the novel “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen was first published anonymously in London. On this date: In 1547, …

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  • Charges filed in attack

    In jail on charges of criminal trespass and criminal mischief, a Cushman woman is now being charged with felony second-degree battery after she allegedly attacked an Independence County jail matron Thursday. In a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Mike Mundy, the charges …

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  • Chamberopoly – Local businesses showcase new products at chamber’s annual expo, awards event

    There may not have been any “get out of jail free” cards or money exchanging hands for landing on “Free Parking” — but there was a Monopoly-themed money, dice and several board games. It was all part of the Chamberopoly: The 2013 Business Expo & …

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  • Teen gets 16 years for guard stabbing

    A teenager who stabbed a guard at the juvenile detention center last year will now be doing time as an adult. In a plea agreement before 16th Judicial Circuit Judge John Dan Kemp, 16-year-old Christopher Allen Darden was charged as an adult and sentenced to …

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