• Husband arrested after knife threat

    After allegedly choking his wife and chasing her with a knife, 22-year-old Timothy Hughes of Edith Street in Batesville was jailed on a domestic violence charge Monday afternoon. Deputy Brian Luetschwager with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said he was dispatched to a residence on …

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  • Volunteers give back

    NEWPORT — Several residents of Jackson County gave back to nature by participating in the Great Arkansas Clean Up at Jacksonport State Park Saturday. Volunteers met at 9:30 a.m. at the Jacksonport State Park Visitor Center to start the cleanup and finished by noon. Participants …

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  • Music show planned in H-Bend

    HORSESHOE BEND — The monthly Music in the Mountains Show will be at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Horseshoe Bend Theatre. The Highway 289 Band, the theater’s house band, consisting of Melodie Clemmons, Dr. Ron Yow, Chuck McNeight and Bob McCarty, will showcase many of …

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  • Aerojet reunion set for Saturday

    The Aerojet reunion will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pavilion No. 4 at Riverside Park, next to Josie’s. A potluck will be served at noon.

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  • Simulcast to feature acclaimed Bible teacher

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Best-selling author and nationally acclaimed Bible teacher Beth Moore will bring her “life changing” teaching and worship event, Living Proof Live, to women across the world through a global simulcast event  Saturday at Mount Pleasant Southern Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant. “Living …

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  • Girl Scouts set recruitment

    The Girl Scouts will hold a local recruitment for girls ages 5 to 18 at Stars and Stripes Gymnastics, 3417 Harrison St., in Batesville from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Registration is $12 annually and custodial adults must accompany minors to the event to fill out paperwork.

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  • 2 arrested in park

    Hanging out at a public park with outstanding warrants and drug paraphernalia in their car was a bad move for two Poinsett County residents Sunday night. According to Independence County Deputy Zach Rawlins, a sheriff’s narcotics officer spotted a red Lincoln at Kennedy Park south …

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  • Man jailed for DWI after wrecking van

    MELBOURNE — A Pineville man was arrested last Tuesday night after wrecking his van in midtown Calico Rock, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Richard Thomas Brown, 54, was charged with driving left of center, driving on a revoked license for DWI, operating a motor …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 1, 1993.

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  • Storms damage airport, close highway

     “It had damage similar to a war zone.” —Robert Griffin   Strong winds from severe thunderstorms destroyed airplane hangars and damaged airplanes, homes and vehicles as they moved across Arkansas on Friday, authorities said Saturday. No serious injuries were reported, but the storms Friday left …

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  • Drug trafficker pleads guilty

    LITTLE ROCK — A Batesville man has pleaded guilty in federal court to selling meth, according to Christopher R. Thyer, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, and William J. Bryant, assistant special agent in charge of the Little Rock District Office of the …

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  • NIE kicking off today

    Select six headlines, then cut apart the words, create new sentences and identify the nouns, verbs and adjectives. Determine what someone would make on a 13-percent commission by selling a car listed in the classified section. Read a story or editorial and draw a political …

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