• Karaoke event to be Saturday

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central Arkansas will host the eighth annual Karaoke for a Cause at 6:30 p.m. Saturday featuring a “Totally ’80s” theme at 2485 Harrison St. at the former Aaron’s Furniture next to Jonathan’s Fine Jewelry. A dinner will be held …

    Read More

  • Two charged in felony forgery

    Alicia Marie Green The case of nine forged checks against the account of Allen House at Merchants & Planters Bank of Batesville is said to be the work of two Independence County women, 45-year-old Alana Sue Hulen of Camp Tahkodah Road and 26-year-old Alicia Marie …

    Read More

  • Vacancy declared on Sharp court; grant to update 911 system

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court on Monday declared a vacancy for the District 5 justice of the peace position due to the recent death of Ray Martin of Ash Flat, said County Judge Larry Brown. “It is now up to the governor …

    Read More

  • Group aims to save ecosystem

    CAVE CITY — Human destruction along with a deadly disease is threatening our world below. Nathan, Aaron and Kyle Christopher grew up playing in caves and want to preserve them for future generations and stop the spread of a disease that is killing bats across …

    Read More

  • Bud Light bottles thrown at stores

    Cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, energy drinks and jerky sticks seemed to be the target of whoever broke into the Cushman Country Store Monday night. Deputy Shay Moore said she discovered the front door to the store broken by a large rock and a busted Bud Light …

    Read More

  • Day of drinking ends in arrest

    The routine of patrolling an Independence County back road was broken for Deputy Shay Moore Monday night when she came across a chain saw and other items in the middle of the roadway and heard a man screaming in the distance. After finding the items …

    Read More

  • Disagreement leads to shooting

    ASH FLAT — An Evening Shade man faces a bond hearing in Sharp County today following a shooting Saturday at his residence, 184 Jack Schoolhouse Road, Sheriff Mark Counts said. A first-degree battery charge, a class B felony, was filed Tuesday in Sharp County Circuit …

    Read More

  • Contractor 6 months behind; Meyers Street to be open by Monday for school

    The contractor rehabbing the first portion of the Batesville wastewater treatment system is 180 days behind schedule, and now city officials are saying it’s time for Oscar Renda to get out of the way. Furthermore, Oscar Renda is delaying BRB Contractors, who has the second …

    Read More

  • First day preparations

    One of Savannah Cousins’ fondest memories of school is making Froot Loop necklaces in Ms. Sally’s kindergarten class at Midland Elementary. Ms. Sally has a last name (Helms) but it’s one Cousins, 24, has a hard time recalling. Ms. Sally — “that’s all we called …

    Read More

  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 5, 1993.

    Read More

  • Drugs found in Jeep after stop

    ASH FLAT — After a black Jeep was stopped Friday in Cherokee Village for running a stop sign, a passenger was arrested for drug violations, said Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts. Counts and juvenile officer Kevin Dienst made the traffic stop. Counts said the Jeep …

    Read More

  • Reward offered in Sharp Co. copper thefts

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Sheriff’s Department wants copper cable thieves brought to justice and they are announcing a reward of up to $2,000 to help accomplish this, Sheriff Mark Counts has announced. “Arkansas citizens can claim the reward by reporting information that directly …

    Read More