• 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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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 17, 1993.

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  • Calico Rock Questers plan events

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Bluffs Questers met Jan. 5 at a Calico Rock bluff cabin belonging to one of the group’s members. Anita Perryman introduced her husband, Reed Mack Perryman, who explained to the group the throw which was made in the late 20th …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Thursday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2013. There are 341 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 24, 2003, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security officially opened as its head, Tom Ridge, was sworn in. (Creation of the …

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  • Radio club meeting set

    Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested in ham radio. Testing can be arranged for …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, January 25 – Sunday, January 27, 2013.

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  • Firefighter rescues cat; home ravaged

    When unexpected movement among the charred debris, ashes, dense smoke and flames inside the front door of a burning mobile home caught the eye of firefighter Brandon Magness Tuesday morning, he swooped up the small body and exited the building to safety. Once outside, Magness …

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  • Batesville, Cedar Ridge schools to seek millage increases

    More safety and security is wanted at school, but for voters of two Independence County districts it will come at a cost. Batesville and Cedar Ridge school boards Tuesday night approved resolutions to seek millage increases within their districts for the strict purposes of safety …

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  • Alcohol ordinance adopted in Cave City

    CAVE CITY — The city of Cave City now has an “alcohol ordinance” outlining policies and procedures for businesses to follow should any wish to sell alcohol in the city, and its adoption did not come a moment too soon — one business posted a …

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  • Girl found dead at home; foul play not suspected

    EVENING SHADE — A 13-year-old girl found unresponsive at 6:22 a.m. Tuesday at an Evening Shade residence was pronounced dead at the scene by Sharp County Coroner Doug Wortham, said Sheriff Mark Counts. Evening Shade first responders, Spring River Ambulance personnel, the Arkansas State Police …

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  • Burge appointed

    CAVE CITY — Longtime alderman and businessman Ron Burge was appointed mayor Tuesday during a one-hour, 45-minute executive session of the Cave City Council, said city Finance Manager/Recorder Krystal Schreiner, who has been moderating meetings in the absence of a mayor. Three candidates applied for …

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