• Sheriff warns about scam

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson is warning area farmers about a man who is apparently running a sales scheme. Sheriff’s officer arrested Trenton Hoyer, 37, of Paragould Monday for theft by deception. The charges stem from a Portia area farmer reporting that …

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  • Honor Roll – Batesville Junior High

    The students listed below have been named to the honor roll for the first semester of the 2012-13 school year at Batesville Junior High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Hannah Baxter, Makenna Clark, Jakob Collins, Callie Conyers, Nicholas Czerwinski, Samuel …

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  • Correction

    The telephone number for Yoder’s Country Cupboard in Mountain View was listed incorrectly in a recent special section in the Guard. The number is (870) 269-9774.

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  • Cedar Ridge still reeling from blaze

    NEWARK — A box of baby pictures of this year’s seniors for the yearbook was the first thing Cedar Ridge High School teacher Shanda Wood grabbed when firefighters first let her in her classroom. Everything else including her own personal belongings could wait. Wearing hazmat …

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  • McLean wants officer at each campus – Batesville lawmaker chairs House Education Committee

    Security, Freedom of School Choice, charter schools and of course, funding. Schools are facing some major challenges these days, and it’s up to the Arkansas Legislature to help figure out some solutions. Rep. James McLean, a Democrat from Batesville who has served in the House …

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  • Homeless man gets room at jail

    Knocking on doors in the early morning hours and asking women if their husbands were home got Sir Richard Hughes what he said he was looking for — a place to stay, when police took him to jail. Hughes, 24, was arrested when Deputy Patrick …

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  • Driver arrested for leaving accident scene

    With the number of drivers leaving the scene of accidents in recent months, the Arkansas State Police has initiated a crackdown locally on those drivers by pursuing all possible leads to track them down, according to Trooper Jeremy Page. An example of this, Page said, …

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  • Liberty Bank to open soon

    Progress continues towards the opening of an additional Liberty Bank branch in Batesville located at 1895 Harrison St. and is nearing completion, according to Kevin Rose, community bank president. The 4,700-square-foot branch will feature customer service representatives, walk-up and accessible teller lines, new account services, …

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  • Bond reduction denied in one case, OKs probation in another

    ASH FLAT — Several cases were heard Wednesday before Circuit Judge Harold Erwin in Sharp County. When it came to Amy Blansett, Public Defender R.T. Starken told the judge she was arrested without a warrant after two officers entered her motel room and arrested her. …

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  • Fire destroys pickup near Reed Wade Road

    A blaze that started either under the hood or the dash area destroyed Joseph Bramlett’s Ford F-150 pickup in the 400 block of Rosewood Road, off Reed Wade Road east of Batesville, Thursday afternoon. Bramlett, who lives in Sulphur Rock, reported the truck fire around …

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  • Wallet theft leads to drug buy, ends in jail

    Police say when they picked up 37-year-old Wednesday afternoon he reportedly admitted to taking the wallet of a fellow worker at Colton’s Steakhouse earlier in the day and spending the money on drugs. In a court affidavit filed in Independence County Circuit Court, Sheriff’s Detective …

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  • Search yields meth arrest

    HEBER SPRINGS — Cleburne County narcotics investigators, along with agents fron the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force and officers from the Heber Springs Police Department searched a camper trailer on Walnut Street in Heber Springs on Monday, making one drug-related arrest, Sheriff Marty Moss …

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