• More input needed from Independence County businesses

    Companies that house or handle dangerous chemicals in the area are not attending mandatory meetings of the Independence County Local Emergency Planning Committee and that could spell trouble in the event of a major disaster. “Regulated industries seem to have decided they don’t need to …

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  • Cave City debt-free after bond payoff

    CAVE CITY — The City of Cave City recently paid off a Rural Development bond in a move that will save the city in excess of $200,000 in interest payments alone and make the town debt-free, according to Jonas Anderson, a Cave City alderman. “The …

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  • Man skips checkout with buns

    Skipping the crowded checkout line because he was in a big hurry to get his hamburger buns now means a Batesville man will have to wait in line at district court Aug. 15. Kathy Jo Crafton, an employee of Dollar General Store on North Central …

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  • Intimidation leads to theft arrest

    When confronted by a stranger at Riverside Park who claimed to be wanted by the law and a practitioner of mixed martial arts, a Batesville man immediately complied with an order to empty his pockets Monday night. Timothy Krogen, 20, of Batesville told police he …

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  • Driver dies in freak accident

    NEWPORT — A 68-year-old Newport man died in a freak accident Tuesday on state Highway 224 South near Newport, reported state Trooper First Class Ron Laslo. Larry Riley was driving a 2009 Dodge truck northbound on the highway about 1:30 p.m. when, Laslo said, “A …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 11, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO The depressing influences of the county prison walls have recently so worked upon the sensitive temperament of Arch Stout — who has for some time been incarcerated at the …

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  • UACCB hires nursing instructor

    Rebecca King, director of nursing and allied health at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, has announced the addition of Kristal Allen as a full-time faculty member in the practical nursing program. “Kristal began her nursing education when UACCB was Gateway Vo-Tech, where …

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  • $3K grant given to summer meal program

    LITTLE ROCK — The No Kid Hungry Free Summer Meals campaign recently awarded  $3,000 to the Batesville School District for their summer meals sites this summer, according to a news release. Authorized USDA Summer Food Service Program sponsors who applied were awarded grants to help …

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  • New Testament Holiness holds appreciation service

      The New Testament Holiness Church Pastor and Wife Appreciation will be Saturday and Sunday. Services will be at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The colors this year are royal blue and ivory. The public is welcome to come honor Bishop Earnie Childress …

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  • Local teams prepared In worst drought, Red Cross braces for flooding ‘disaster’

    DESHA — Local Red Cross disaster team volunteers were called out Saturday morning to respond to an emergency shelter at Desha where local citizens were to be housed after they were driven from their homes by floodwaters. With only inches of rain reported across the …

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  • Wet-dry push names verified

    ASH FLAT — If nothing unforeseen happens, a wet-dry question will be on Sharp County’s general election ballot in November. County Clerk Tommy Estes said his office staff has reviewed  the signatures on the petitions that were submitted on July 13 and determined that 4,835 …

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  • Festival to include melon judging contest

    CAVE CITY — The 33rd annual Cave City Watermelon Festival will once again feature a judging contest of “the world famous Cave City watermelons,” said James Mack Street, judging contest organizer. The judging will begin at 5 p.m. on Aug. 9, the opening night of …

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