• Newport man shot

    NEWPORT — Newport police were called just after midnight Friday after man with a gunshot wound arrived at Harris Hospital, according to a news release from Lt. Patrick Weatherford with the Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. The shooting victim was identified as Lawrence Stubblefield, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 16, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The case of the state vs. V.G. Richardson, on trial for murder in the first degree for shooting and killing Farrell Padgett, came to an end this afternoon when …

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  • Fly-tying seminar set for Heber

    HEBER SPRINGS — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ William Carl Garner Visitor Center has partnered with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to bring a free fly-tying seminar to Heber Springs from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Jimmy Barnett, coordinator of the Arkansas Game …

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  • Gardening seminar scheduled

    NEWPORT — The Jackson County Cooperative Extension Service and the White River Garden Club will host a gardening seminar, “A Day with Janet Carson,” in the Student/Community Center at Arkansas State University in Newport on June 7. Registration will be at 9 a.m. The program …

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  • Quail Valley hosting revival

    Quail Valley Free Will Baptist Church will hold revival services Friday through Sunday. Jacob Berry, 23, of Miami, Okla., will bring the messages. Berry has a rare form of muscular dystrophy, has never tasted food and is on a portable ventilator. Service times are 7 …

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  • Donations sought

    A local woman is collecting donations for active service members in a project dubbed Operation Love for our Troops. Donations Christina Love of Batesville is collecting include snacks, dry soups, pens, pencils, toilet paper, phone cards, sunscreen, batteries, first aid supplies, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc. Several …

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  • Bond for accused rapist set at $75,000

    Rodger Pittman HEBER SPRINGS — Rodger Dale Pittman, 39, of Greers Ferry was arrested and booked into the Cleburne County jail Saturday night and has been charged with one count of rape, according to a press release from the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Department. “Evidence gathered …

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  • Man charged in stabbing at VFW

    An argument in a bar reportedly ended in a man being stabbed while trying to get his friend away from the situation. Deputy Michael Darr said the stabbing reportedly occurred after carnival worker Rafael Rodriquez, 51, of Louisiana had words with another patron inside the …

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  • Two-vehicle crash at Fourth and College streets

    A.C. BELL prepares to load Greg Smith’s 1994 Honda motorcycle onto a rollback following a two-vehicle crash at Fourth and College streets Thursday morning. Police say Baretta Robinson, 36, of Cave City was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox and ran a stop sign, then was …

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  • Bond set at $100K – Pregnant girlfriend, mom beaten by man

    Mark B. Scheffler Bond has been set at $100,000 for a Batesville man accused of beating his mother and pregnant girlfriend, according to a court affidavit that also lists him as an habitual offender. Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Michael Mundy said in the affidavit that …

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  • Judge will keep Wertz on death row

    Steven Victor Wertz ASH FLAT — Steven Victor Wertz is staying on death row. The decision rendered by Third Judicial Circuit Judge Harold Erwin earlier this month will keep the Florida man on the waiting list to die by lethal injection. Wertz was sentenced in …

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  • Memorial Day activities

    CUSHMAN — The Cushman Pleasant Valley Cemetery Association will hold its annual Memorial Day service and general meeting May 27. Activities will begin at 12:30 p.m. with an “Old Fashioned Dinner on the Grounds,” a roll call and election of officers at 1:30 followed by …

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