• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 15, 1993.

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  • Confession – Police: Teacher admits downloading pre-teen pornography

    One hundred thousand in cash will get a Batesville teacher out of jail, but it won’t get him his job back. Grant C. Rader, 34, resigned from the Batesville School District this morning while still incarcerated at the Independence County Jail. On Tuesday, Special Agents …

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  • 9/11, Katrina, Sandy Hook – Nation’s first responder answers call of duty

    When the tail of the airplane dropped down, the bottom of it dropped out, smoke filled the cabin and the pilot declared Mayday in mid-flight, Brody Hubbard thought he was going to die. Looking out his window to see the ocean less than 20 feet …

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  • Inmate’s actions lead to multiple felony charges

    ASH FLAT — When a Cave City man who was a Sharp County Jail inmate took a chance on walking away from a community service work detail Monday, it was a bad gamble, according to Sheriff Mark Counts who released additional details late Tuesday. The …

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  • Purse found

    A found purse belonging to a Tuckerman woman is being held at the Independence County Sheriff’s Office until it can be returned to its rightful owner. Officer Daniel Heflin said he was called to 2350 E. Main St. by Shannon Morgan, who said she was …

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  • Board approves raises, projects

    Employees of the Batesville School District are getting a raise. The Batesville School Board Monday night approved two raises, the first being a 3-percent, across-the-board raise for all classified (non-licensed) employees, which includes secretaries, custodians, bus drivers, cooks, etc. The second raise is an increase …

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  • How does your garden grow?

    Dirty fingernails likely don’t raise eyebrows when Eli Skelton, Nathan Stanfield and Kanyon Wilson get home from school. After all when there’s lettuce, spinach, spearmint, tomatoes, cucumbers and snow peas to tend to, dirt is just part of the job at the Eagle Mountain Magnet …

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  • Lyon’s writer-in-residence to retire

    In 1990, Dr. Virginia Wray told Andrea Hollander how Lyon College needed a professor for an evening program, lamenting Hollander’s lacking a master’s degree. To Wray’s surprise, Hollander did, in fact, have a master’s degree — in Comparative Literature, no less. And so Hollander’s 21 …

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  • Pesticide training is Thursday

    The next farm pesticide applicator training meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Independence County Extension Office, said Extension Agent Stan Carter. “This is the class that qualifies farmers for a State Plant Board license to buy restricted pesticides,” he said. “There is …

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  • Free mammograms, Pap tests offered

    The Independence County Health Unit in Batesville is offering access to free mammograms and Pap tests to qualifying uninsured women through BreastCare. More than 52,000 women in Arkansas qualify for these potentially life-saving tests. According to American Cancer Society estimates, approximately 40,000 women in the …

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  • No charges filed after stolen pickup found

    A stolen automobile belonging to Robert McBride of Batesville was recovered less than 24 hours after it was stolen, according to a report by deputies Phillip Pickett and Aaron Moody. Pickett took a report from McBride on Saturday that a non-operative 1998 Ford Ranger pickup …

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  • Arrest made after man calls 911 requesting bag transport

    A Batesville man was arrested Sunday morning and charged with communicating a false alarm, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. According to Deputy Gene Davis, a man called 911 around 7 a.m. and said he needed an officer to transport a …

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