• Sex offender formally charged

    A sex offender convicted of criminal sexual conduct on a minor less than 13 years old in Michigan has been formally charged with failure to register his address after moving to Newark last month, according to a court affidavit filed Wednesday. Independence County Sheriff’s Lt. …

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  • Injured fight victim arrested

    A domestic fight between a woman and her boyfriend ended with the injured woman going to jail early this morning, while her alleged attacker remains at large after fleeing from police. Independence County Deputies Fred Friar and Jesse Wilson were dispatched to a local motel …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding areas for Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14, 2013.

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  • Student’s art to be featured

    A Batesville High School senior recently received an honorable mention in a 2013 “Wildlife of Arkansas” student art contest with her acrylic painting titled “Lazy Days of Arkansas.” Lexie Smith’s work will be featured in a 2014 “Wildlife of Arkansas” calendar and traveling exhibit. The …

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  • Plea agreements entered in Sharp County court

    ASH FLAT — Most of Monday was spent in a hurry-up-and-wait mode as defense attorneys worked to get plea agreements before the judge. After a two-hour wait, Deputy Prosecutor Joe Grider indicated he was fed up with waiting and with court scheduled in another county …

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  • Friends Day set

    Friends Day will be at 10 a.m. Sunday at First Church, located at 240 White Drive in Batesville, across from the fairgrounds. Those attending will hear the ministry of Stan Cook, formerly with McGruder’s and Children’s Crusade, with Dennis Killman. Door prizes will be given …

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  • Cupcake sale scheduled

    ASH FLAT — The Booklovers Brigade of the Friends of the Ash Flat Library will present a Book & Cupcake Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 in the Ash Flat Community Center, across Arnhart Street from the library, said Ina Gill, publicist. …

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  • Gourd artist to be featured

    ASH FLAT — The guest artist of the month at the Ash Flat Library is Phyllis Gatewood, a former schoolteacher and real estate broker, now retired, said advisory board member Ina Gill. “Gatewood has done oil painting since 1975. Her art education started in grade …

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  • Club News

    Daughters of the American Revolution The Independence County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, held its April meeting in the Rider Room, First Community Bank. President Anne Moore welcomed members and guests. The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 2, 1993.

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  • Millage increases defeated

    When all the votes were counted Tuesday night, the majority of citizens making up the Batesville and Cedar Ridge school districts made it clear that an increase in property taxes was not for them. Both districts in Independence County sought millage increases, in light of …

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  • Stepfather pleads guilty to chaining girl

    ASH FLAT — A packed courtroom was on hand Tuesday morning, but before jury selection got under way the stepfather accused of chaining his stepdaughter to the bed entered a plea.

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