• Rapist draws 35 years

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Lawrence County jury composed of six men and six women found former Evening Shade resident Curtis Gene Richey, now of Imboden, guilty of four counts of rape in a Lawrence County Circuit Court trial Wednesday, said Third Judicial District Prosecutor Henry …

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  • UACCB option for ConAgra – Purchases to be listed on college’s website

    Maggie Miller Early numbers at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville show a decline in student enrollment for the upcoming fall semester when compared to this spring, but that’s to be expected, according to Brian Berry, vice chancellor for enrollment management and student …

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  • Cave board rejects bids for baseball facility

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board recently rejected all bids for an advertised Arkansas Outdoor Recreation Grant concessions/lighting project for its baseball facility, said Superintendent Steven Green. During the July 16 regular meeting, the architect was authorized to make plan changes and resubmit …

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  • County line fire destroys home

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire on West Club Road along the White County line around 4 p.m. Wednesday where they found an older mobile home fully engulfed in flames, Assistant Fire Chief Cory Williams said this …

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  • Tools, boat seat stolen

    Police are investigating the theft of several items from the bed of Robert Vichkon’s pickup sometime overnight July 19. Vichkon said a $50 dark gray plastic Craftsman toolbox containing about $350 in assorted hand tools and a $25 boat seat were taken while his Dodge …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 12, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO An abstract of the county records has been completed for the year past by County Clerk Waldrip for the secretary of state. Several increases are notable, among them the …

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  • Entries sought for Batesville pageants

    Registration for Batesville pageants hosted by the White River Pageant Association will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, according to a news release. Contestants may practice walking on stage during registration …

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  • Church to host free car wash for community appreciation

    MELBOURNE — Cornerstone Baptist Church will hold a community appreciation event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The church is located at Highways 58 and 69 Junction, five miles south of Melbourne. Two teams will provide a free car wash on a first-come, first-served …

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  • Quail Valley Baptist announces VBS schedule

    Quail Valley Free Will Baptist Church will have its annual vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Aug. 3 and the evening of Aug. 5. The theme for this year’s event will be “An Amazing Desert Journey with Jesus Christ,” and it …

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  • Concert to benefit Stone County Museum

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Tickets are on sale now for a two-hour concert that begins at  2 p.m. Saturday to benefit the Stone County Museum, said local historical society member Robbie Purdom, who  is helping publicize the event. “This concert will be held in the recently …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events for Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, July 27 – Sunday, July 29, 2012.

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  • ‘New spin on old tradition’ Water Carnival set for Sept. 8

    Being held along the banks of the White River at Batesville on Sept. 8 is not the only change coming to this year’s 69th Annual White River Water Carnival. The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Water Carnival committee and local business leaders held a public …

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