• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 18, 1993.

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  • Dowser to turn 100

    Geraldine Dowser could have been a cowboy in the old West. When she was younger, her family owned a ranch in Texas just 20 miles from the Mexican border and Dowser enjoyed riding horses to Mexico. Dowser was given the nickname “Little Annie Oakley” because …

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  • The changing face of domestic violence

    The face of domestic abuse has changed throughout the years. It’s no longer a young woman with a black eye — it now includes children, parents, the elderly and even disabled persons; it’s any family household member. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and domestic …

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  • Burglars busted

    Tony Mullins Three people have been arrested in the weekend burglary of the Bethesda Grocery, according to Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Jeff Sims. “We have them in jail under a probable cause hold until we can get formal charges filed today or tomorrow,” Sims told …

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  • Sewer line rehab to cost $1.4M

    With a sewer line crossing Poke Bayou falling apart, there’s no time to waste for certain upgrades. That was the message presented by Batesville City Engineer Damon Johnson to the city council at its regular meeting Tuesday night. As the city moves into the collection …

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  • Jimmy Davidson, cable television pioneer, dies at 90

    CABOT — James Yates Davidson, 90, former Batesville resident and one of the founders of America’s cable TV industry, died Sunday at his home in Cabot. Well-known in Batesville for his Davco Electronics and huge rhombic antenna on Ruddell Hill to catch television signals, Davidson …

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  • Two arrested for drugs

    Kenneth Louer HEBER SPRINGS — Two additional people have been arrested by Cleburne County Sheriff’s Department investigators with maintaining a drug premise, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, manufacture of a controlled substance, felony possession of drug paraphernalia and simultaneous possession …

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  • Crumley wins Daisy Award

    Lisa Crumley, White River Medical Center orthopaedic liaison, is the September/October recipient of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses, according to a news release. Crumley currently works on WRMC’s fourth floor, Orthopaedics. She has been at WRMC for six years. “This is an amazing honor,” …

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  • Free flu shots to be given

    The Independence County Health Unit will host its countywide flu vaccination clinic on Friday. Vaccines will be administered at the following sites: • Batesville Fire Station #3, 590 White Drive, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; • Oil Trough City Hall, 50 Main St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; • Pleasant Plains United …

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  • Traffic stop reveals drugs in car

    Stopped for speeding, 19-year-old Nicholas Watts of Quail Valley was arrested on drug-related charges just before noon Oct. 18 by Independence County Deputy Ernie Gillihan. Gillihan said he was running radar, on Highland Street off East Main Street, when he observed a white Cadillac (driven …

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  • 2 killed, 2 hurt in head-on

    NEWPORT (AP) — Arkansas State Police say two women were killed and two children were injured after a sport utility vehicle collided with a dump truck. Authorities say the fatal crash happened Tuesday on state Highway 226 in Jackson County. Authorities say the crash remains …

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  • Death deemed accidental

    The death Tuesday afternoon of Jerry L. Nanney, 83, of 4670 Heber Springs Road in Locust Grove has been ruled as accidental, according to local authorities. Independence County Deputy Darin Brewer said he responded to the Nanney residence around 3:15 p.m. and spoke with Vital …

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