• Escapee, husband captured in Texas

    ASH FLAT — A Sharp County Jail inmate who walked away from community service work at the courthouse in Ash Flat on Thursday and her husband, who aided the escape, have been arrested in Titus County, Texas, Sheriff Mark Counts said about 8:30 this morning. …

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  • Benefit for baby is Saturday

    A fundraiser with proceeds to benefit the family of Brantley Frazier of Cave City who underwent a heart transplant at 2 weeks old in September will be held from noon until 6 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Park in Batesville. Admission is free but “donation stations” …

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  • Early voting begins Monday

    Those who wish to vote early in the November election may do so beginning Monday only at the Old Independence Regional Museum located at 380 S. Ninth St. in Batesville. Available voting hours set by the state are 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. Monday through Friday …

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  • Election 2012 – Arkansas Senate (District 19)

    Democratic state Sen. David Wyatt and Republican state Rep. Linda Collins-Smith will face off in the November general election for the Senate seat for District 19. And because this year is a presidential election year, the number of voters are expected to increase. The Guard …

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  • Arrest made in domestic case

    Police served 36-year-old Willy J. Johnstone of Desha with a warrant for domestic battery following an incident on Van Lane Thursday night. Deputy Michael Darr said he and Sgt. Wayne Green responded to the residence just before 9 p.m. after getting a call that a …

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  • Woman charged as habitual offender

    Already convicted of two or more felonies, which classifies her as a habitual offender, a 27-year-old Batesville woman is facing three more felony charges following an incident at a Newark convenience store Saturday night. Detective Mike Mundy with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said in …

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  • Red Ribbon Week nears

    School districts across the area will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week next week and to help Citizens Bank will be providing 7,000 red bracelets to all students in the Batesville, Cave City, Cedar Ridge, Midland and Southside school districts with the inscription “Drug Free and …

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  • Foster meeting set

    The Department of Human Services will hold a foster parent informational meeting at the Independence County DHS office at 6 p.m. Monday. This is for anyone who would like to learn more about becoming a foster parent. The office is located at 100 Weaver Ave., …

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  • Southside discusses projects

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside School District Superintendent Roger Rich provided an update of the district’s new high school project and preschool addition. The high school project “is coming along very well” and all steel should be constructed this week, Rich told the Guard, adding crews plan …

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  • Variety Night giving away Bad Boy Mower

    John 3:16 Ministries will present its seventh annual Variety Night fundraiser on Saturday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Independence Hall. A catfish and chicken strip dinner with all the trimmings will be served at 5 p.m., followed by a silent and …

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  • Committee to meet

    The White River Area Agency on Aging Inc. board of directors’ executive committee will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 26 at Eagle Bank, 122 W. Main in Heber Springs.

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  • Health screenings offered Saturday

    A free breakfast and health screening will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Batesville, located at 615 E. Main St. University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville nursing students will conduct blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks, …

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