• Sheriff: Izard County death ruled suicide

    MELBOURNE — Authorities conducting a welfare check earlier this week as requested by a landlord found a man dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the head, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Lawrence said Deputy Phil Story went to the apartment of 57-year-old …

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  • Holiday affects Newark schedule

    NEWARK — City offices at Newark will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, said Recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston. Trash pickup originally scheduled for Monday will not take place. Trash pickup will resume on Tuesday.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 10, 1993.

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  • Lyon wins award for campaign

    Lyon College has received a Best Practices Award by PODi, a member-supported not-for-profit organization whose goal is to drive demand for marketing applications powered by digital print and help members build successful digital print businesses. The awards recognize outstanding examples of cross-media and relevant direct …

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  • Honor roll released

    WALNUT RIDGE — Williams Baptist College has released its President’s and Dean’s lists for the 2012 fall semester. The President’s List includes those full-time students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average, while the Dean’s List is comprised of those with at least a …

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  • Honor roll – Melbourne High

    MELBOURNE — The students listed below have been named to the honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Melbourne High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Cole Lamb, Josie Love, Ryan Moxley, Kolten Smith; general …

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  • Stroke to be topic

    The Independence County Farm Bureau will host a stroke education program at 7 p.m. Monday in its board room at 805 Neeley St., Batesville. “Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the Unites States. Someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, January 18 – Sunday, January 20, 2013.

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Thursday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2013. There are 348 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 17, 1963, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, appearing as amicus curiae (friend of the court) before the U.S. Supreme Court, told …

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  • Honor roll – Mount Pleasant Elementary, Concord High

    Mount Pleasant Elementary MOUNT PLEASANT — The students listed below have been named to the honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Mount Pleasant Elementary School, according to a news release: First: all A’s — Lawson Arnold, Skyler Cooper, …

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  • 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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