• Teenage driver cited in bus accident that injured 2

    A 16-year-old driver was cited for failure to yield to a school bus following an accident at the intersection of Jennings and Mark streets near Batesville High School Tuesday afternoon. The girl, Peyton N. Evans, of McHue Road told Deputy Patrick Collins she was traveling …

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  • Democrats to meet

    The Democratic Party of Independence County will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at U.S. Pizza, located at 60 Batesville Blvd. in Batesville. Any and all candidates who are present are invited to speak. This meeting is open to the public.

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  • East Main Street crash

    State Trooper David Jones gathers information for his accident report as Vital Link personnel prepare to remove Dana Campbell, 68, from her car after she crashed into Gerald Littlefield’s truck in front of the old drive-in theater on East Main Street Monday morning. Jones said …

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  • Inmate breaks into property room

    Video recordings of an inmate in the Independence County jail breaking into the jail’s property room and taking items and money belonging to other inmates now has the man facing breaking and entering and theft charges, according to an affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s …

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  • Wanted man caught

    A 33-year-old Goatneck Road man wanted in four counties was arrested by Independence County officers Saturday following a vehicle pursuit that reached speeds of up to 100 miles an hour in hilly, curvy roads, finishing up with the driver abandoning the car in a field …

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  • Tourism director resigns 4 weeks before carnival

    Friday was the last day of work for Tami Meyer, tourism director with the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. She was hired to fill the newly created positon in mid-March. Chamber CEO/President Crystal Johnson said Monday that Meyer left saying that she “just wasn’t suited …

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  • Volunteers, funding needed to restore gym

    Sheila Avant loves the expression, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” She along with other members of the Ethel O. Miller Historical Preservation Association and volunteers have bitten off quite a job-: Restoring the Miller gym. The gym was once …

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  • Shoplifter arrested in Melbourne

    MELBOURNE — Lotion, shoes, Kool-Aid, hair spray and canned food were the targets of an alleged shoplifter in Melbourne, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Sherry Liles, 59, of Melbourne was arrested Wednesday following a complaint from a local retail business …

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  • Lyon honors faculty, staff

    Several Lyon College employees were honored Wednesday for their years of service to the college. Cindy Gillaspie was awarded the Staff Member of the Year Award. Gillaspie is the administrative coordinator to the president, a position she has held since 2005. She first joined the …

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  • Sheriff issues school bus reminder

    MELBOURNE — Schools in Izard County and most of Arkansas started this week and it is good to be reminded that school buses will be back on the roads and highways, and for drivers to be alert to these buses especially when they are stopped …

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  • Possible suicide investigated in Sharp County

    ASH FLAT —  Sharp County’s 911 dispatch center received a call Friday from a 12-year-old boy claiming that his dad had hanged himself, said Sheriff Mark Counts. “First responders, medical personnel and law enforcement responded to 1290 Barnes Road after receiving a frantic call from …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 11, 1993.

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