• Warrant issued in truck theft

    Bond has been set at $10,000 for a man wanted in the theft of a vehicle in August. Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Jeremy Qualls said Deputy Zach Rawlins was dispatched to a residence the morning of Aug. 2 after a woman reported her 2004 Ford …

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  • Man recommended for sentence reduction

    A former Independence County man sentenced for sexual offenses will be recommended for a commutation, according to the Arkansas Parole Board. Nicholas Paul Rayford, 28, with an address of 1009 Trailwood Drive, Heber Springs, was convicted in October 2004 for sexual assault in the second …

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  • Cave City man charged as habitual offender

    Following his latest alleged escapade involving burglary, forgery and felony fleeing from police, 26-year-old Christopher L. Farris of Cave City has earned the status of being a habitual offender, according to Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Lt. Mike Mundy. In a court affidavit, Mundy said that …

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  • Woman arrested after hiding in bushes, causing disturbance

    A Pecan Circle woman who was arrested Friday after hiding in the bushes and annoying her neighbors with other strange behavior was eventually taken to jail and put on a suicide watch, said Independence County Deputy Brian Luetschwager. Caroll Ann Arevalo, 47, made the first …

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  • Defendants receive sentences

    Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Judge Dan Kemp recently handed down several sentences in Independence Circuit Court: • Amanda Justice was sentenced to five years probation for possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and defaced firearm. • Ryan W. Cooper was sentenced to six years in the Arkansas …

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  • Photos being sought

    The city of Batesville is hoping to do a wall of honor for Batesville’s past mayors and is currently seeking photos and information about the administrators. Anyone with photos may email them to mayor@cityofbatesville.com, call (870) 698-2400 or visit city hall at 500 E. Main …

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  • Club News

    Batesville Area Radio Club Batesville Area Radio Club met Aug. 23 with 25 present. Plans for the Hamfest on Oct. 6 were discussed. Noel Seeley presented a program about the Internet Radio Linking Project. Local hams have free access to a node on the 147.225 …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 26, 1993.

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  • CC Elementary given $3,750

    CAVE CITY — Cave City Elementary has been awarded a $3,750 youth literacy grant by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to aid in helping approve students’ reading skills. “The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is pleased to support the literacy efforts of Cave City Elementary School,” …

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  • Coles accepts scholarship

    NEWPORT — Ashlyn Coles, a graduate of Newport High School, has accepted an A-State Pride Scholarship to attend Arkansas State University in Jonesboro this fall. She plans to major in biology. She is the daughter of Rick and Linda Coles of Newport. ASU offers A-State …

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  • FCCLA students win at nationals

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne High School students Lindsey Powell, Maddie Smith, Paige Vickery and Emma Shinn were among more than 6,000 others to attend the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America national conference at Orlando, Fla., competing and winning awards in the annual event. Vickery …

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  • Criminal justice course continues

    Ian Ward MELBOURNE — Two students who recently graduated Melbourne High School are now putting what they learned in their criminal justice class to work for them. Richard Cohoon and Ian Ward, 2012 graduates, were the first to complete the class offered at the school. …

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