• Firefighter rescues cat; home ravaged

    When unexpected movement among the charred debris, ashes, dense smoke and flames inside the front door of a burning mobile home caught the eye of firefighter Brandon Magness Tuesday morning, he swooped up the small body and exited the building to safety. Once outside, Magness …

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  • Batesville, Cedar Ridge schools to seek millage increases

    More safety and security is wanted at school, but for voters of two Independence County districts it will come at a cost. Batesville and Cedar Ridge school boards Tuesday night approved resolutions to seek millage increases within their districts for the strict purposes of safety …

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  • Alcohol ordinance adopted in Cave City

    CAVE CITY — The city of Cave City now has an “alcohol ordinance” outlining policies and procedures for businesses to follow should any wish to sell alcohol in the city, and its adoption did not come a moment too soon — one business posted a …

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  • Girl found dead at home; foul play not suspected

    EVENING SHADE — A 13-year-old girl found unresponsive at 6:22 a.m. Tuesday at an Evening Shade residence was pronounced dead at the scene by Sharp County Coroner Doug Wortham, said Sheriff Mark Counts. Evening Shade first responders, Spring River Ambulance personnel, the Arkansas State Police …

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  • Burge appointed

    CAVE CITY — Longtime alderman and businessman Ron Burge was appointed mayor Tuesday during a one-hour, 45-minute executive session of the Cave City Council, said city Finance Manager/Recorder Krystal Schreiner, who has been moderating meetings in the absence of a mayor. Three candidates applied for …

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  • Chase ends in arrest

    When Deputy Ernie Gillihan sees a driver breaking the speed limit, he naturally stops the driver. That was his intent around 10 a.m. Tuesday when he saw a white car travelling 42 miles per hour in a 25-mph zone in the vicinity of Eighth and …

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  • Shoplifter arrested

    An 18-year-old Batesville man was arrested on shoplifting charges after he was reportedly observed taking several items from the Batesville Walmart store without paying for them. Walmart employee Ryan Martin told Deputy Mike Price that around 4 p.m. Sunday, Kruz W. Roberts of Lyon Street …

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  • Freezing rain possible

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says freezing rain is possible in parts of Arkansas tonight and Thursday night as a frontal boundary moves into the state. Forecasters say light freezing drizzle is possible late today in northern Arkansas, particularly near the Missouri …

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  • Melbourne needs new coach

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board will hold a special meeting at 6 tonight in the administration office board room for the purpose of hiring a new head football coach. Former coach Clinton Gore retired at the end of last year.

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  • FBLA students awarded

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne High School’s Future Business Leaders of America club recently traveled to Harrison to attend the organization’s district conference on Jan. 11. Dylan Smith was elected to serve as District 6 treasurer during the 2013-14 school year and several members of the club …

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  • Honor Roll – Southside Elementary

    SOUTHSIDE — The fourth-grade students listed below have been named to the honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Southside Elementary School, according to a news release: Fourth: all A’s — Brittlin Abernathy, William Breshears, Connor Breshears, Blayne Bufford, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 16, 1993.

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