• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 2, 1993.

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  • More crimes in 2012 compared to 2011

    Independence County is seeing a surge in property stolen, at least by valuation, this year. At the recent Batesville City Council meeting, Sheriff Steve Jeffery also presented activity and status reports for July. For the month, the Criminal Investigations Division had a total of 504 …

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  • Batesville native falls for new reality show hook, line, sinker

    WEINER — By advertising his bait shop on YouTube, Danny Causey landed himself a reality show and by being Causey’s friend with a lot of personality, Batesville native David McCall, who now lives at Weiner, will also appear on the show. Although not yet named, …

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  • Event has good turnout

    It was picture perfect weather for the 69th annual White River Water Carnival held on Saturday and an estimated 3,500-4,000 people showed up for the festivities at Riverside Park. “I thought we had a great turnout,” said Crystal Johnson, chamber president/CEO. “Adding new events, the …

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  • Man arrested for forgery, theft

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Hoxie man was arrested Friday on charges of forgery and theft of property, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. The arrest of Keith Collins, 23, took place after a Lynn resident reported that several of his checks had been stolen and …

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  • MSB board to meet

    The Main Street Batesville board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fox Creek BBQ.

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  • Sentences handed down

    Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Judge Dan Kemp recently handed down several sentences in Independence Circuit Court: • Jerry Don Smart was sentenced to three years in Arkansas Department of Correction for four counts of felony theft of property. • Joshua Henry was sentenced to 10 years, one month …

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  • Liberty Bank to break ground

    Liberty Bank of Arkansas will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of its newest Batesville banking center, located at 1895 Harrison St., at 10 a.m. Thursday. The ceremony marks the start of construction for a one-story, 4,700-square-foot banking center scheduled for completion in …

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  • Lyon to host concert, dance

    Lyon College will host a live concert and dance to celebrate the completion of the Edwards Commons student center at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Patterson Dining Hall. Rodney Block & the Real Music Lovers of Little Rock will perform. The event is part of Family …

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  • One of two stolen boats recovered at Concord address

    HEBER SPRINGS — During the past week, two boats reported stolen last month — including one taken at Drasco — were recovered by Cleburne County sheriff’s investigators, Sheriff Marty Moss reported on his office’s website. On Aug. 22 a 21-foot Larson ski boat was reported …

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  • Former inmate faces forgery, identity fraud charges

    Shortly after her release from the Independence County jail on Aug. 22, Mary Pearce of Pleasant Plains allegedly started passing forged checks on a phony account, according to a court affidavit filed by Investigator Jeff Sims with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Brent Everett …

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  • Husband arrested after knife threat

    After allegedly choking his wife and chasing her with a knife, 22-year-old Timothy Hughes of Edith Street in Batesville was jailed on a domestic violence charge Monday afternoon. Deputy Brian Luetschwager with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said he was dispatched to a residence on …

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