• Sex offender fails to register

    Newport — A sex offender who failed to register as required by law has been arrested in Jackson County, according Lt. Patrick Weatherford, Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. Loman Clark, 30, of Newport was arrested Tuesday for failure to comply with registration and reporting …

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  • Sheriff: Check is a scam

    MELBOURNE — If it sounds too good to be to true, then it probably is, says Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. He said some residents have been receiving checks in the amount of $3,850. They are asked to deposit the checks in their bank that …

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  • Some retire, some rehired at Cave City

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board on March 25 agreed to accept resignations from several employees, reassigned five others, then rehired all non-probationary certified staff wishing to return next year, said Superintendent Steven Green. Personnel decisions were made following an executive (closed) session. …

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  • Batesville School Board recognizes aide, EAST

    Considered by one nominator to “be the heart of Sulphur Rock,” Johnnie Moore, a Title I aide at Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary, was recently named the March recipient of the Citizens Bank Above And Beyond Award. Citizens Bank and the Batesville School District created the …

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  • Cherokee rotary club to host Bingo Madness

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Quad Cities Rotary Club will host an inaugural Bingo Madness fundraiser at 10 a.m. Saturday at Highland Elks Lodge, located at 15 Elks Lane in Cherokee Village. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. General admission tickets include …

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  • Trap teams prepare for state tourney

    School trap shooting teams from all over northern Arkansas will be converging on Batesville this weekend as hundreds of students compete in a local tournament to prepare them for state competition in a few weeks. The AYSSP (Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program) tournament begins at …

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  • National study searching for BHS classes of 1960-63

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fifty-three years after the landmark Project Talent study was first administered, researchers are seeking the classes of 1960-63 from Batesville High School to discover what became of their lives, according to a news release. In 1960, Project Talent assessed the aptitudes and …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 26, 1993.

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  • Fish, chicken dinner set

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will host a fish and chicken dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. The all-you-can-eat buffet with drink and dessert is $10 for those 12 and older and free for those younger than 11. Takeouts are available …

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  • Ladies Guild seeks donations for Rummage-O-Rama

    HORSESHOE BEND — A Rummage-O-Rama will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 at the church hall of St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend. The event is sponsored by the Ladies Guild and is held in conjunction with …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7, 2013.

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  • 1 dead, 1 critically injured in Bald Knob shooting

    BALD KNOB (AP) — Authorities in White County say one person is dead and another critically injured after a double shooting in Bald Knob. The White County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a shots fired call at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at a home …

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