• Man tossed in drunk tank after using racial slurs at jail

    There was no happy meal for the man who was causing a scene in a fast-food restaurant parking lot, but instead he got tossed in the drunk tank after fighting officers and upsetting inmates at the jail. Nicholas Jon Guyette, 21, of Batesville faces public …

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  • Fireworks planned at Strawberry

    STRAWBERRY — Strawberry Fire Department will host a fireworks show June 28 at the Strawberry Ball Field. Donations are being accepted to help with the purchase of the fireworks. A shaved ice stand, bounce houses, a concession stand and other vendors will be available. For …

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  • County library seeking input through survey 

    The Independence County Library has released a survey, seeking input from the public so it can learn more about what the community wants and needs from the public library, according to a news release. “As part of a larger strategic planning process which began in …

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  • Sharp County Fair to give away John Deere mower

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Fair will be July 21-26 at the fairgrounds near Ash Flat. To register exhibits early, drop by the Extension Office in the courthouse at Ash Flat to get an exhibitor number and entry tags. The fair is selling chances …

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  • World Fast Draw Assoc. event to be this weekend

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The World Fast Draw Association will hold its Index Championship Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Stone County Fairgrounds in Mountain View. The event is expected to draw competitors from across the nation and possibly from around the world. On Friday, a celebrity …

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  • Construction to begin on $8M Newport jail

    NEWPORT (AP) — Construction is scheduled to begin soon on a new $8 million jail in Jackson County — the latest county detention center in the state that will be paid for by voter-approved sales tax increases. The current 26-bed jail in Newport has been …

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  • Water authority to meet

    The next regular scheduled monthly Pfeiffer Public Water Authority Board meeting is slated for 5 p.m. today at Batesville City Hall.

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  • Quarterly board meetings set

    The quarterly meetings of the White River Planning and Development District Board, the White River Regional Solid Waste Management District Board, the Chief Elected Officials Board and the Revolving Loan Fund Committee have been scheduled. The solid waste board meeting will be at 10 a.m. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 9, 1995.

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  • ICC grads net scholarships

    BROCKWELL — Douglas Burke, Falyn Farmer and Jordan Sherrell, recent graduates at Izard County High School, have been selected as recipients of the ICC Alumni Scholarships, according to a news release.   The scholarships are $500 each and are selected from the senior class of …

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  • Inmates pay for ankle bracelets

    Inmates are sporting new jewelry these days and paying for it out of their own pockets. Starting today, Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said a total of 21 inmates with misdemeanor charges will be wearing ankle bracelets, which will help free up some space at …

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  • City eyes rate hike

    Bad debts cost the Batesville Water Utility some $52,000 last year, but officials hope to curb some customers skipping out on their water bills. At Thursday night’s meeting, the council heard the first reading of an ordinance that would not only raise the water and …

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