• Snow Daze Craze

    Mother Nature was no match for even the most capable of drivers as winter weather moved across the area Tuesday, catching many by surprise and creating hazardous road conditions across the area. The wintry precipitation started falling around 9 a.m. in western and southern Arkansas …

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  • Chuck Comer signs off the air at 78

    Batesville disc jockey known to thousands by his deep, distinctive “radio voice” over a half-century career is remembered by friends, fellow musicians and co-workers not just for his talent and voice but also for his dependability, his knowledge of the history and backgrounds of the …

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  • Truck drives on shoulder, kills 1

    BALD KNOB (AP) — Arkansas State Police say a 37-year-old man was struck and killed by a truck that lost control on an icy road in north Arkansas. Authorities say Delbert Brooks of Bald Knob had pulled over to the shoulder of U.S. 67 in …

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  • New pawn shop opens on Harrison Street

    It may be a new business but the business isn’t new to the owner. Richard Tuggle recently opened Best Trade Pawn Auto and Trailer Sales and he’s an old hand at the pawn shop business. In the 1990s, Tuggle owned two pawn shops, one in …

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  • Police seek two for trafficking charges

    HEBER SPRINGS — Two alleged drug dealers from Batesville are being sought on drug-trafficking charges, Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss said Tuesday. He said in late December Cleburne County sheriff’s narcotics officers along with agents from the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force searched a …

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  • Pleth team expands

    Pleth, LLC announced the recent addition of three new graphic artists: Matt Smith, Brittany Foster and Janie Walter. The additional personnel at its Jonesboro location will help with the company’s recent service expansion from primarily web and mobile app development to a full-service marketing agency, …

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  • Diabetes support group to meet

    The diabetes support group hosted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences North Central will meet at noon Thursday at Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and at 5 p.m. Thursday at UAMS North Central, located at 1215 Sidney St., Suite 201 in Batesville. Tina …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Wednesday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2013. There are 349 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 16, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia blasted off under extremely tight security for what turned out to be its last flight; …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 9, 1993.

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  • Former Redskin, now minister, encourages crowd to have faith

    For 16 seasons Monte Coleman played for the Washington Redskins, including four Super Bowls, three of which his team won. In December, the Pine Bluff native and graduate of the University of Central Arkansas at Conway also led the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff …

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  • Southside water serves 9,000 people

    SOUTHSIDE — During 2012, the Southside Public Water Authority made several major advances, Manager John Richardson reported last week during a regular board meeting. Among them were completion of a new water office complex with drive-through capability and a board/conference room a cost of $435,000; …

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  • Armed burglars seen by owners

    Three men armed with shotguns were reportedly seen burglarizing the home of Dusty D. Northcutt on Weaver Lane in the Charlotte area Monday as they loaded his property on two pickup trucks and a trailer. Northcutt reported the incident to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office …

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