• Man with warrant allegedly throws seatbelt buckle at officer

    Not wearing a seatbelt and throwing the buckle at a police officer, as well as cussing and having an illegal weapon landed a driver and his passenger in jail. Deputy Bobby Woods said he stopped a black GMC Tuesday and neither occupant was wearing a …

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  • BJHS principal says injuries were minor

    It wasn’t the intended field trip for 103 Batesville Junior High School students on Tuesday, but it was an experience and luckily one that resulted in no serious injuries. “We have a few sore kids this morning,” Principal Brent Bogy told the Guard today after …

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  • ‘Kindergarten Kicks Cancer’ set

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside Elementary will host a “Kindergarten Kicks Cancer” celebration Saturday for kindergartner Kenlee Moran who recently became cancer free from a Willms Tumor in both of her kidneys. Admission to the event is $2 and proceeds will go to the oncology and hematology …

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  • Cumnock to retire

    Mike Cumnock, CEO at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, will retire at the end of 2013, culminating a 28-year career with the organization. The announcement was made Tuesday. He said this would allow the board time to evaluate and select the next person to lead …

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  • Pioneer Day to kick off with gospel singing

    MELBOURNE — Parades, entertainment, a golf tournament, rodeo and street dance are just a few of many activities on tap for the 62nd annual Izard County Pioneer Day Saturday in Melbourne. Admission is free. This year’s theme is “A Legacy of Tradition.” While the main …

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  • Local shoot seeks entries

    The Independence County chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is looking for shooters to participate in Saturday’s second annual NWTF at the Paul H. Rocky Willmuth Shooting Sports Complex just north of Batesville on U.S. Highway 167, said Erica Willard, regional director. Registration takes …

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  • Chamber announces first ‘cash mob’ site

    Josie’s at the Lockhouse has been selected as the first location for the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce “Shop Where Your Heart Is” cash mob locations. “Shop Where Your Heart Is” campaign is to instill in area citizens the importance of supporting the local economy. …

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  • Arkansas Tech names ‘top male senior’

    RUSSELLVILLE — Dacen Waters owns a 3.975 grade point average and he will soon hold degrees in mechanical engineering and physics from Arkansas Tech University. He has served an internship as a research associate in the NASA Robotics Academy at the Marshall Space Flight Center. …

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  • MHS students qualify for FBLA nationals

    Melbourne High School senior Austin Savell receives second place in sports management and marketing at a recent state Future Business Leaders of America conference while Dylan Smith, who will serve as next year’s FBLA District VI treasurer, placed fifth in FBLA Principles and Procedures. The …

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  • New chiropractor offers new technique

    Morgan Sensabaugh recently opened Batesville Chiropractic Wellness and said he’s a little different than other chiropractors. “I practice a technique call Applied Kinesiology,” Sensabaugh said. “It uses manual muscle testing to find stress and deficiencies in a person’s body. … Applied Kinesiology is a way …

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  • Broken window leads to arrest

    A man who got into an argument with his girlfriend and broke out her car window was arrested Saturday for third-degree assault on a family or household member. Independence County officers Wayne Green and Michael Moody responded to a call of a man who had …

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  • Broken rail blamed in derailment

    McRAE (AP) — Union Pacific has determined the cause of an accident that led to a train derailment in White County in March. Union Pacific spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza says the derailment was caused by a broken rail. She said that investigators discovered the broken rail …

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