• Service News

    Pvt. Jalen Meadows of Batesville recently enlisted in the Arkansas Army National Guard and has earned education benefits valued at $50,420. Meadows will serve with Company B 2/153 Infantry Battalion in Batesville as an infantryman. Meadows is the son of Margaret and Joe Haynes Jr. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 12, 1995.

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  • Ozarka golf tourney set for Oct. 4

    MELBOURNE — Team entries are currently being accepted for the Ozarka College Foundation Golf Tournament, a 4-person scramble, set for Oct. 4 at Cooper Hawk’s Golf Course in Melbourne. A shotgun start is set for 9 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the new Student Services …

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  • Mara Leveritt hopes WM3 will be exonerated by Beebe

    In 1993, three 8-year-old boys, Stevie Branch, Christopher Byers and Michael Moore, were brutally murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas. Three teenage boys were convicted of killing them based upon a confession from one of the boys who later recanted. Later, DNA would fail to link …

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  • Driver runs out of gas in 100-mile chase

    If you steal a vehicle and make a long-range run from the police, you should always check the gas gauge. The same is true if you’re the cop doing the chasing. Both the driver of a stolen truck — later identified as 26-year-old Amanda N. …

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  • Man accused of stabbing, driving 50 miles for help

    BALD KNOB — A Bald Knob man whose mother reportedly begged authorities for help for her son diagnosed with schizophrenia has been charged with first-degree murder after allegedly stabbing his girlfriend Tuesday morning. According to the Bald Knob Police Department, Jesse Bryan Swain, 35, stabbed …

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  • Out of the Darkness Walk set for Oct. 11, changes location

    The second annual Out of the Darkness Walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 11 at Lyon College in Batesville. This is a change to last year’s location at Riverside Park. Registration check-in starts at 9. Those who …

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  • Rally scheduled

    SEARCY — An informational rally against the alcohol amendment will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Harding University Administration Auditorium at Searcy. Issue No. 4, which will be on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, is an amendment to the current …

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  • School elections determine one race

    Only one race marked the ballot in the annual school board elections on Tuesday in the Guard’s circulation area and that was on Highland School Board in Sharp County. According to the Sharp County Clerk’s Office, Wendell Jines beat Justin Dunn and incumbent Danny Seward …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, September 19 – Sunday, September 21, 2014.

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  • Danny Donuts to return to Beatles at the Ridge

    WALNUT RIDGE — Entertainer Danny Donuts will return to the Beatles at the Ridge music festival, to be held Friday and Saturday in downtown Walnut Ridge. Operating from his Yellow Submarine, Danny provides a unique brand of entertainment for children and families, according to a …

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  • Brantley, Wood to appear at festival

    WALNUT RIDGE — Reality TV stars Bobby Brantley and Tyler Wood will appear in person at this year’s Beatles at the Ridge festival in Walnut Ridge. Brantley, a cast member on the “Lizard Lick Towing” series, and Wood, from Discovery’s TV show Moonshiners, will greet …

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