• Bond reduction denied in one case, OKs probation in another

    ASH FLAT — Several cases were heard Wednesday before Circuit Judge Harold Erwin in Sharp County. When it came to Amy Blansett, Public Defender R.T. Starken told the judge she was arrested without a warrant after two officers entered her motel room and arrested her. …

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  • Fire destroys pickup near Reed Wade Road

    A blaze that started either under the hood or the dash area destroyed Joseph Bramlett’s Ford F-150 pickup in the 400 block of Rosewood Road, off Reed Wade Road east of Batesville, Thursday afternoon. Bramlett, who lives in Sulphur Rock, reported the truck fire around …

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  • Wallet theft leads to drug buy, ends in jail

    Police say when they picked up 37-year-old Wednesday afternoon he reportedly admitted to taking the wallet of a fellow worker at Colton’s Steakhouse earlier in the day and spending the money on drugs. In a court affidavit filed in Independence County Circuit Court, Sheriff’s Detective …

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  • Search yields meth arrest

    HEBER SPRINGS — Cleburne County narcotics investigators, along with agents fron the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force and officers from the Heber Springs Police Department searched a camper trailer on Walnut Street in Heber Springs on Monday, making one drug-related arrest, Sheriff Marty Moss …

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  • Man shot; 3 in custody

    Newport — A Newport man shot last Wednesday is still in intensive care in a Little Rock hospital, said Lt. Patrick Weatherford with the Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. Police officers were dispatched to the apartments at 2604 McDougald St. in Newport around 2:30 …

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  • Ozarka hires VP

    MELBOURNE — Jason Lawrence has been hired as vice president of administration at Ozarka College, announced president Dr. Richard Dawe. Lawrence began working in the position on Jan. 2. The vice president of administration is responsible for overseeing the bookstore, cafeteria, physical plant, grounds, safety …

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  • GED classes offered

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will be hosting the following ongoing GED classes for spring 2013: Melbourne campus — Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ash Flat campus — Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mountain View campus — Tuesdays and Thursdays, …

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  • WRAAA board to meet

    White River Area Agency on Aging Inc. board of directors will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Eagle Mountain Assisted Living Center, located at 302 Woodmont Circle in Batesville.

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  • Dance clinic set

    Batesville High School will host a mini Pioneer Dance Clinic Feb. 1, according to organizer Kim Childress. Cost is $30 per child with a T-shirt and snacks provided. Forms are due by mail Tuesday and can be picked up at the high school office. Wednesday …

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  • Deadline nearing for Crop This House fundraiser

    ASH FLAT — In 2009 when the “Rock This House” women’s conference had such a big response, organizers began looking at fundraisers to bring future speakers to town. In fact they didn’t have to look any further than their favorite hobby: scrapbooking. And thus, “Crop …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 12, 1993.

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  • Council has light agenda

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall to adopt rules of procedure for the council and an ordinance to waive competitive bidding on certain items, as is routine. The agenda also includes a resolution for the chamber to apply …

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