• Dead in the water – Cave City couple recounts nightmare on cruise ship

    Thrilled to be back working on their new, partially constructed home in Cave City, Craig and Crystal Pickering unfolded some lawn chairs in their unfinished living room. The couple recounted how a 10th-anniversary present they had given each other ended up becoming an adventure they …

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  • Area man arrested for rape

    WALNUT RIDGE — Michael Lovelady of Smithville was arrested Tuesday on charges of rape, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. “The arrest came after a call to the Crimes Against Children Division of the Arkansas State Police about an allegation of sexual contact with a …

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  • Woman’s failing drug test leads to arrest of man

    ASH FLAT — A Ravenden man was arrested last week at his Sharp County home after a woman living at the same address failed a drug test in Lawrence County, said Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts. Sheriff’s Detective Aaron Presser said Counts received a call …

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  • Suspects named in rural burglary

    A Locust Grove woman reported her home broken into and more than $4,000 in household and personal items taken, according to Independence County Deputy Shawn Stephens. Stephens said he met with Jessica Blevins around 3 p.m. Wednesday who allegedly told him that she was behind …

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  • Shoplifting charges filed

    A 19-year-old Cave City woman has been charged with shoplifting following an incident at the Batesville Walmart store around 10:30 Wednesday morning. A store employee told police he watched as Kayla Dorris allegedly concealed several items in a diaper bag and leave the store without …

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  • Iconic barbershop reopens

    DESHA — Barber Scott Dickie has reopened the former Dan’s Barber Shop on Heber Springs Road and said he welcomes stories about the late “Barber Dan” Moody. Under the new name Desha Barber Shop, Dickie moved his business, Main Street Barber Shop, from Main Street …

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  • Local woman reported missing

    Police have entered a local woman into state and national computer data bases as being a “missing or endangered” person after her sister reported she has been missing for several days and that she suffers from mental stress issues. Crystal Gillmore said her sister, Mari …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, February 22 – Sunday, February 24, 2012.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 14, 1993.

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  • Business reports AC unit stolen

    While checking to see why an outside video camera wasn’t working at his pawn shop Tuesday morning, Nicholas Brown told police he discovered his outside air conditioning unit had been stolen. “Mr. Brown stated that when he walked around the building to see why the …

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  • Cattlemen’s meeting canceled

    The Independence-Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association meeting planned for tonight at the University of Arkansas research station at 70 Experiment Station Drive near Bethesda has been canceled, according to officials.

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  • Bids for project to be considered

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school library to consider bids for the baseball concession/lighting project, said Superintendent Steven Green. The meeting site reflects a change in location from the one previously announced, as …

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