• $100K bond set for NLR man

    District Judge Chaney Taylor on Tuesday set a $100,000 bond for a North Little Rock man allegedly caught stealing from a woman’s west Batesville home on Monday. Joshua Blake Stricklin, 37, remains in custody following the incident in which he was reportedly seen by Independence …

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  • Charges filed following rollover accident

    Allegedly leaving the scene of an accident because of several outstanding warrants even though a Pleasant Plains woman was thrown from a vehicle and sent to a Little Rock hospital on Jan. 29 has resulted in another warrant for one Batesville man. A warrant for …

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  • Pawn owners meet ‘Pawn Stars’

    Every year Batesville Gun and Pawn Shop owner Tracy Wallis and wife, Selina, go to Las Vegas, but not to gamble. Instead, they attend an annual gun show but on one trip found themselves at the 24-hour Gold and Silver Pawn shop made famous by …

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  • Central to get sidewalks

    Connecting the Eagle Mountain Magnet and Batesville Junior and Senior High campuses will have to wait a bit. Tuesday night, the Batesville City Council amended an application for infrastructure project funding through the Arkansas Safe Routes to School Program. A resolution had been approved at …

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  • Bond set for Concord woman

    HEBER SPRINGS — Bond for a Concord woman who was arrested early this month on drug charges has been set at $50,000, said Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss. A search of 52-year-old Janet Nicholson’s residence on Nicholson Road near Concord resulted in her arrest. Nicholson …

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  • Food pantry to be closed

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside 4-H food pantry will be closed Thursday, according to a spokesperson.

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  • Check on drug activity leads to man facing various charges

    WALNUT RIDGE — Officers from three law enforcement agencies participated in the arrest of Jeremy Gilliam, 38, of Black Rock on Monday due to Gilliam’s actions which included resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and tampering with evidence after he was approached, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody …

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  • Jackson County voters approve tax for new jail

    NEWPORT (AP) — Voters in Jackson County have approved two sales tax issues that will pay for a new 100-bed county jail. On Tuesday, voters passed a three-eighths percent sales tax for construction and another three-eighths percent sales tax for maintenance. The two taxes are …

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  • Movie offered for those with special needs, sensory issues

    The Arkansas Parent Training & Information Center will host Sensory Saturday at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday at the Carmike Oaks 7, 2250 Harrison St., according to a news release. The movie to be shown is “Escape from Planet Earth.” For a trailer to the animated …

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  • Arrests made in scrap yard theft

    A report of suspicious activity at the Batesville North Complex on East Main Street early Monday morning resulted in three people going to jail, two on burglary/theft charges and a third for drug possession. Around 7:30 a.m. Deputy Aaron Moody said he responded to a …

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  • Hospital foundation awards $16K to scholars

    The White River Health System Foundation recently presented nursing scholarships totaling $16,000 to Jonathan Bruce, Melonie Koch, Toi McMullin, Amanda Scribner and Marilyn Hall for continuing education and professional development. The goal of the foundation’s scholarship program is to help relieve the financial burden on …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 6, 1993.   102 YEARS AGO Another rural mail delivery route has been established from this city and will be known as Route 3. Postmaster Wade has received a letter from the Post Office …

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