• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 18, 1993.

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  • Baylor names local student

    WACO, Texas — More than 3,300 Baylor University students were named to the Dean’s Academic Honor List for the 2012 fall semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7, while enrolled in …

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  • Scholarship awarded

    ARKADELPHIA — Henderson State University has announced that student Courtney Farrier, a current student at Southside High School, has been awarded the Presidential Academic scholarship for 2013-14.  The scholarship is equivalent to $4,000 per semester for up to four years. Farrier is the daughter of …

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  • UACCB Foundation hits $1M mark

    Spring enrollment as of the third day of classes at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville was down 12 percent from this time last year, but finalized numbers won’t be available until the 11th day of classes. Brian Berry, vice chancellor for enrollment …

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  • One hurt in inmate tussle

    A man jailed as a sex offender beat up another inmate Sunday at the Independence County jail, according to a circuit court affidavit filed by Sheriff’s Detective Mike Mundy. A warrant for second-degree battery has been issued for inmate Dustin E. Moore, 21, of Oil …

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  • Coombs photo exhibit opens at museum

    Old Independence Regional Museum is opening its “Samm Woolley Coombs” exhibit with a program at 2 p.m. Jan. 27, said Twyla Wright, curator. “Four people who knew him well will share their memories of him, while visitors enjoy dozens of his displayed photographs,” Wright said. …

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  • Grant will fund trails between school campuses

    Batesville officials hope if they build it, kids will come. Tuesday night, the city council agreed to apply for a Safe Routes to School Grant in the amount of $150,000. This would be a project with the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, and chamber president …

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  • Woman accused of stealing paint

    A 30-year-old Walnut Ridge woman has been charged with shoplifting after reportedly being observed by a Batesville Walmart loss prevention officer Wednesday afternoon. Independence County Deputy Gary Franks said Ashley Stevens was arrested around 2:30 p.m. after she reportedly was observed putting approximately $50 worth …

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  • ‘BHS Idol’ is Saturday

    The Batesville High School drama department will host its third annual “BHS Idol” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Batesville School District auditorium on Water Street. “BHS students will show off their talent and compete for cash prizes. Audience members will get to vote on …

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  • Master Gardener classes begin March 7 in Independence County

    An upcoming Master Gardener training program may be just what you are looking for if you have always loved gardening but wanted to know more about it, according to a news release from the Independence County Master Gardeners. Those chosen for the training should be …

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  • Brockwell man arrested

    MELBOURNE — A Brockwell man has been arrested after a wreck in which the driver abandoned the vehicle, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Jack Albert Knight Jr., 50, was arrested Jan. 17 on a warrant accusing Knight of theft of …

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  • Driver busted for drugs, weapon

    A Sulphur Rock man, Dennis D. Berger, 29, was arrested around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday for carrying a club as a weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia after he allegedly crossed the center line in front of a cop in the vicinity of Harrison and Dogwood …

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