• Race track reports burglary

    A broken window to a game room at the Batesville Motor Speedway was discovered when an employee arrived for work Friday morning. Connie Starr with the speedway said the employee walked by and noticed the window and then looked further to discover the room had …

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  • Truck stolen during church

    Michael Schmidt said he had only been in church about 15 minutes Sunday morning when someone came in and said they saw his truck driving away. “Mr. Schmidt stated that his truck was a 1993 Nissan Frontier, red in color, with a white camper shell …

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  • Second time around nets $150,000 bond for fugitive

    HEBER SPRINGS — A White County man who fled on foot after being sentenced to jail one week ago was recaptured Thursday and jailed on a $150,000 bond, said Sheriff Marty Moss. Timothy Swank, 37, of Rose Bud, was sentenced Tuesday afternoon to 30 days …

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  • Constable faces battery charge

    Lewis Don Hannah HEBER SPRINGS — Shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday, Wilburn Township Constable Daniel Fedora was booked into the Cleburne County Detention Center and charged with third-degree domestic battery, assault on a family or household member and public intoxication, said Cleburne County Sheriff Marty …

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  • BHS, BJHS open house set

    Open house at the Batesville High School and Batesville Junior High School will be held from 6 to 7:30 tonight to kick off the 2012-13 academic year. Open house at the Batesville magnet school will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Guests will …

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  • Harrison Street work slated

    Approximately 200 feet of Harrison Street, just prior to the intersection of Sidney Street, will be closed to traffic Wednesday and work is expected be completed by Thursday evening. Highway workers will be closing the outside, eastbound lane in front of the Church of Christ …

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  • Watermelon festival draws large crowds

    CAVE CITY — Cooler weather for the last two days of the 33rd annual Cave City Watermelon Festival, which wrapped up about 10 p.m. Saturday, probably allowed some people who don’t normally attend the annual event to participate as spectators, watermelon festival association chairman Charles …

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  • Man flees cops with kids on 4-wheeler

    A man who fled police on a four-wheeler while riding with two children was Tased and arrested for drunk driving, according to police. Independence County Deputy Shawn Stephens said he was patrolling the area of Heather Lane in the Sulphur Rock community around 4:45 p.m. …

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  • Mass shooting comment investigated; Weekend warrior faces charge

    SALEM —— When a National Guardsman allegedly told two other soldiers he would target a school and kill as many students as possible to see how the soldiers would react, they did. A call to authorities resulted in the arrest of Jacob Morley, who faces …

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  • JPs back off liquor tax

    The Independence County Quorum Court backed off on an alcohol tax proposal but forged ahead with a separate tax to be used to help fund area fire departments. Monday night, representatives from the American Legion and Moose Lodge addressed the court and pleaded their case …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 4, 1993.

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  • School year nears for Concord Pirates

    CONCORD — The Concord School District will begin classes Aug. 20. Superintendent is Dr. Michael Davidson. District treasurer is Perralee Simpson. District test/Arkansas Comprehensive School Improvement Plan coordinator is Patsy Henderson. School board members include Chris Roark, president, Rose Sparks, vice president, Lanny Brackett, secretary, …

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