• Pleth team expands

    Pleth, LLC announced the recent addition of three new graphic artists: Matt Smith, Brittany Foster and Janie Walter. The additional personnel at its Jonesboro location will help with the company’s recent service expansion from primarily web and mobile app development to a full-service marketing agency, …

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  • Diabetes support group to meet

    The diabetes support group hosted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences North Central will meet at noon Thursday at Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and at 5 p.m. Thursday at UAMS North Central, located at 1215 Sidney St., Suite 201 in Batesville. Tina …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Wednesday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2013. There are 349 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 16, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia blasted off under extremely tight security for what turned out to be its last flight; …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 9, 1993.

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  • Former Redskin, now minister, encourages crowd to have faith

    For 16 seasons Monte Coleman played for the Washington Redskins, including four Super Bowls, three of which his team won. In December, the Pine Bluff native and graduate of the University of Central Arkansas at Conway also led the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff …

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  • Southside water serves 9,000 people

    SOUTHSIDE — During 2012, the Southside Public Water Authority made several major advances, Manager John Richardson reported last week during a regular board meeting. Among them were completion of a new water office complex with drive-through capability and a board/conference room a cost of $435,000; …

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  • Armed burglars seen by owners

    Three men armed with shotguns were reportedly seen burglarizing the home of Dusty D. Northcutt on Weaver Lane in the Charlotte area Monday as they loaded his property on two pickup trucks and a trailer. Northcutt reported the incident to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office …

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  • HRA board of directors hires chief financial officer

    The Health Resources of Arkansas board of directors agreed during a recent meeting to hire Byron Southerland of Southside as chief financial officer to replace Bernis Medlock, who left several months ago. Southerland, who has about 35 years of experience in the accounting departments of …

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  • MSB board to discuss gala

    The Main Street Batesville board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fox Creek BBQ. Main Street Arkansas representatives will be in attendance to discuss the local organization’s evaluation, which director Paula Grimes hoped to have completed on Monday. The agenda also includes auction items …

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  • CC man wanted for theft, forgery

    A man who allegedly stole a purse from a hospital employee then tried to cash checks on her account is now facing several charges, according to an affidavit filed in circuit court. Derrick Hicks, 31, of Cave City has been charged with misdemeanor theft as …

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  • 300 Days Grazing program recognized

    ROGERS — A Batesville man has been recognized as part of a group of faculty and staff that developed and executed the 300 Days Grazing Program. Don Hubbell, resident director of the Livestock and Forestry Research Station, was part of the team receiving the John …

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  • Jackson Co. felon arrested for forgery, theft

    NEWPORT — A felon was charged with two counts of second-degree forgery and one count of theft after allegedly stealing from his employers, according to an affidavit filed in Jackson County Circuit Court. Daniel Edward Malin was arrested Friday and taken to the Jackson County …

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