• Eight Lyon students win awards

    Eight Lyon College students earned awards for their academic work at Saturday’s commencement. Winners include: Charles H. Coffin Medal (the highest academic award) — Andrew Todd of O’Kean Established as a memorial to Dr. Coffin by a former classmate of his at Lyon, the Coffin …

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  • Banks Road bridge completed

    ASH FLAT — Banks Road in northern Sharp County below the New Hope intersection at the Bnaks Road low-water bridge is now open, County Judge Larry Brown announced about noon Monday. “Bridge repairs have been completed,” he said.

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  • Confederate soldiers remembered at Hopewell Cemetery

    CORD — Members and guests of the Albert Sidney Johnson Chapter No. 135 United Daughters of the Confederacy gathered recently at Hopewell Cemetery at Cord to remember and honor Confederate soldiers buried there, then traveled further into Dota Township for a look at Elixir Springs, …

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  • Car zips through school zone at 110 mph in drug-related chase

    ASH FLAT — Two Jonesboro area men were charged in Sharp County Circuit Court with two felonies each Thursday after earlier attempting to obtain drugs from a pharmacy with a fraudulent prescription, according to public records in the county/circuit clerk’s office. The Sharp County Sheriff’s …

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  • Phony email costs businessman $300,000

    Police say an email from a local businessman to his bank requesting money be sent to an out of state account was an act of theft by identity fraud. Deputy Andrew Rogers said he took a report from Preston Grace, owner of White River Distributors, …

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  • Bank to continue education initiative

    In 2011, thousands of dollars were awarded to teachers at the Batesville School District courtesy of the Citizens Bank Education Initiative. This year Citizens Bank is hoping to do the same. Bank officials said last year’s pilot program was a “tremendous success” as it awarded …

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  • Bikers event set for June 8

    The second annual two-day Batesville, Bikes & Backroads event, featuring a motorcycle rally and show, is set to kick off at 6 p.m. June 8, according to coordinator Tami Meyer from the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, event sponsor. To be held at Riverside Park …

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  • Pedestrian death under investigation – Body sent to state medical examiner

    A Mountain View woman was killed early Sunday morning when she was struck by a car while she was lying on a highway in Independence County near Batesville. Troopers say 23-year-old Bethany Calhoun of Mountain View was lying in the northbound lanes of U.S. 167 …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 24, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO In circuit court here Wednesday, quick time was made in disposing of the case against Will Evans, charged with being implicated in the killing of W.M. McKenzie near Pleasant …

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  • May is Older Americans Month

    May is Older Americans Month, a tradition begun in 1963 that shows the nation’s commitment to celebrating the contributions and achievements of older Americans. The theme this year, Never Too Old to Play, puts a spotlight on the important role older adults play in sharing …

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  • Service News

    Norfolk, Va. — Navy Seaman Craig L. Bell, son of Dianne and Ron Bell of Batesville, recently completed basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes Ill, and received the Military Order of the World Wars Award. The award is given to the recruit …

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  • Hardy man killed, 1 injured

    HIGHLAND — A 34-year-old Hardy man was killed Friday morning in Highland when the vehicle he was driving struck a telephone pole. Donnie Elliot was traveling west on Highway 62 at about 8 a.m. when his 1999 Pontiac hit a curb, overturned and struck a …

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