• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 29, 1993.

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  • Bald Knob man served country, city

    BALD KNOB (AP) — To say that Bald Knob resident Kenneth Morris is a servant would be an understatement. Morris served his country during one of the most protested wars in this nation’s history, and served again after the nation was attacked on Sept. 11, …

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  • Former Mayor Daniel Wilson: ‘One of a kind’

    CAVE CITY — Former mayor of Cave City Daniel Wilson died Friday in a local nursing home following an illness, and friends and co-workers remember him as being extraordinarily dedicated to the city. Wilson resigned as mayor in December, citing his declining health, after two …

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  • Bond set at $500K

    ASH FLAT — A half a million dollars. That was the bond amount set Monday afternoon by District Judge Mark Johnson for a Salem man accused of killing a Batesville resident. Johnson said the bond would be cash or professional and Sharp County Sheriff Mark …

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  • Doctor brings gun to garner wife’s release

    When attacking a hospital employee with his walker didn’t produce the desired results, a retired psychiatrist returned the next day with a loaded gun. This time, an officer disarmed Dr. Gerald W. Fowler, who was demanding his wife be released from the hospital. In the …

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  • West named top firefighter

    Batesville firefighter Howard West was named 2012 Firemen of the Year at the annual Batesville Fire Department Christmas party held recently. West, a relief driver, has been with the department for two years and takes the place of firefighters who need time off. The award …

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  • Three charged with shoplifting

    Three people are facing charges of shoplifting from the Batesville Walmart store after reportedly being observed hiding items on their persons and in purses by store personnel. Independence County Deputy Jordan Turner said he was responding to the shoplifting call when police radio traffic advised …

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  • Man accused of slapping sister

      MELBOURNE — A Melbourne man who allegedly hit his sister in the face while she was putting her baby in her car was chased away by bystanders but later arrested, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Jonathan Johnston, 21, was arrested Friday following the …

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  • Missing teen home safe

    A missing teen girl is safe at home after she was located over the weekend, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Jordan Townsend was returned to her family Friday after being reported missing in the early morning hours of the previous day. “The Independence …

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  • Man charged in torch theft

    Jimmy Lewis, 27, of Lilly Street in Batesville has a court date of Jan. 30 to answer to the charge of shoplifting, according to a report filed by Deputy Gary Franks of the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Franks said he was dispatched to the Batesville …

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  • Bond set in Newport shooting

    NEWPORT — A $25,000 bond has been set for a Jackson County man charged for first-degree battery after he allegedly shot a man Sunday afternoon. Gary D. Bradley, 57, of Tuckerman is accused of shooting Dewayne E. Eddington, 43, of Tuckerman in the face at …

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  • Burglars hit theater for cash

    Police were called to the Oaks 7 Cinema on Harrison Street shortly after noon Sunday when employees opening for the day discovered the business had been burglarized and nearly $2,000 in cash taken. Theater manager Sheldon Davis and employee Amy Pinkston said they arrived around …

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