• Service News

    U.S. Army National Guard Pvt. Kevin C. Jones has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition, core values and physical fitness and received instruction and practice in …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, September 14 – Sunday, September 16, 2012.

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  • Polio survivors offer support

    HEBER SPRINGS — Central Arkansas Polio Survivors will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the community center, located at 201 Bobbie Jean Lane in Heber Springs. The group is working with the University of Central Arkansas and Dr. Robert Reising to do a history of …

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  • Unimin Corp. holds retirement celebration for Seay

      Paul Seay of Guion displays the cake he received as part of his retirement party at Unimin Corp. where he is a purchasing and warehouse supervisor. Seay went to work for the company, which was known as Silica Products, on Aug. 13, 1957 and …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 5, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO The murder case of the State vs. Tom O’Neal, which was tried here on a change of venue from Newport, was before the state Supreme Court this morning, where …

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  • Tucker named to Sharp court

    ASH FLAT — Dr. Charles Tucker of Ash Flat was appointed to the Sharp County Quorum Court by Gov. Mike Beebe to fill the vacancy created by the June 26 death of Justice of the Peace Ray Martin, said County Judge Larry Brown. Tucker was …

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  • Traffic stops end in arrests for drug possession

    A Newark man who put his hand down his pants in front of a cop was detained when the officer thought he might be reaching for a weapon. He was later arrested for drugs. Independence County Deputy Wayne Green said that shortly after midnight Wednesday …

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  • Search resumes for missing boy

    ONIA — Between 150 and 200 volunteers turned out this morning to help search for a missing 3-year-old boy in Stone County in what officials are calling an “endangered” missing person case. Landen Cade Trammell was last seen around 8 a.m. Tuesday at his home …

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  • Felon heads HRA

    The Health Resources of Arkansas board of directors voted 6-1 Tuesday to hire a convicted felon as its CEO. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence cast the single vote against hiring Jim Clark of Searcy. Clark, who has been director of HRA’s Wilbur D. Mills Treatment …

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  • County judge bills public defender for $36,000

    Independence County has sent public defender Beverly Claunch a bill for more than $36,000, saying Claunch has charged the county for personnel that was never authorized. In Monday night’s Independence County Quorum Court meeting, Judge Robert Griffin told the court there is no contract with …

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  • City offered Batesville Country Club for $2.2M

    Stockholders of the now defunct Batesville Country Club want the city to take the 72-acre facility of their hands. Tuesday night, Mayor Rick Elumbaugh told the city council that the stockholders have approached him about the possible sale of the property, located right in the …

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  • Antique/craft fest planned

    The annual Batesville Autumn Antique and Crafts Festival celebrates its fourth anniversary with a new name and a new addition to its offerings. The new Autumn Antique, Arts and Crafts Show will kick off Oct. 12, with a reception at 6 p.m. at the Batesville …

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