• Hand grenade leads to charge

    MELBOURNE — Stephen Anthony Townsend, 42, of Oxford, who had been charged and in jail for third-degree battery, has also been charged with being in possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that upon a search of Townsend’s …

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  • Friday 13th unlucky for shoplifter with warrant

    Friday the 13th turned out to be an unlucky one for a Cord man when police were called to Hastings Entertainment in Batesville and found he had an active warrant for theft along with no prescription for narcotics. An employee of Hastings called police around …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 3, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO The natural resources of this section must sooner or later attract investors who realize the greatest profits to be derived from our minerals is to save the cost of …

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  • ‘Ozark Folks’ is contest theme

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View is sponsoring a photography contest with the theme “Ozark Folks.” Photographs entered in the contest must be taken during the 2012 season at the park, where Ozark folks of all ages can be …

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  • Gospel singers, historians meet

    The Izard County Singing Convention met for the regular monthly Sunday afternoon singing at 2 p.m. July 8 in the Orgel Mason Memorial Auditorium on the campus of the Brockwell Music School on Highway 9 North at Brockwell. The Rev. Mike Haney, president of the …

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  • UAACB board meets Thursday

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Board of Visitors will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday. Agenda items include personnel reports, mascot design and enrollment updates and recommendations for board appointments. A reception to honor retiring board members Gwenda Dobbs, Boris Dover and Steve …

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  • Wet-dry could be on ballot

    ASH FLAT — A wet-dry vote in Sharp County just may be on the November general election ballot. Supporters of sales of alcoholic beverages in the county submitted about 5,000 signatures Friday on petitions calling for the issue to be on the ballot, said Deputy …

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  • Police range dedicated

    A recent dedication ceremony of a police firing range, located behind the Independence County jail on lower Main Street, also unveiled a new sign donated to the facility. The families of Edward and Howard House donated land for the range, which is currently being used …

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  • Miss Ark. crowned

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A former Miss White River’s Outstanding Teen now holds the title of Miss Arkansas 2012. Sloane Roberts said Sunday that people who told her she wasn’t ready for the title lit a fire underneath her. Roberts, 19, competing as Miss Heart …

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  • UniFirst celebrates Founder’s Day – ‘Employee of year’ announced

    CAVE CITY — UniFirst Corporation celebrated its 11th Annual Founder’s Day at its facility in Cave City on Thursday, according to a press release. “Founder’s Day honors the memory of the late Aldo Croatti, who started the national billion dollar uniform service and supply company …

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  • Guard offers fair prizes

    It’s fair time at the Batesville Daily Guard. Beginning today through Friday the Guard will be offering refreshments and a chance to win daily prizes during fair week. The office is located at 258 W. Main St. The Guard tent is already filled with lemonade …

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  • Marijuana, $40,000 taken into evidence

    WALNUT RIDGE — A sobriety checkpoint at Imboden on Saturday paid off in a big way, with officers finding marijuana and nearly $40,000 in a California man’s vehicle, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. At about 11 p.m. sheriff’s officers along with Arkansas State Police …

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