• Bryant family contributed to area’s growth, success

    The John E. Bryant & Sons Lumber Co. was established on Lawrence Street in Batesville in 1946 and incorporated in 1956. During those years it had expanded into retail lumber and building supplies, construction, real estate sales and subdivision development until it was finally sold …

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  • District fair is next week

    MELBOURNE — The 2012 North Central Arkansas District Fair will be held next week at the Izard County Fairgrounds at 1927 LaCrosse Road in Melbourne. The fair is composed of Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Sharp, Stone and Van Buren counties. The fair officially gets under …

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  • Man wanted for robbery

    An arrest warrant has been issued for 20-year-old Billy Ray Hogans on charges of robbery following an incident that occurred at the Batesville Walmart store Sept. 13. Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Lt. Mike Mundy said in a court affidavit that Hogans was seen stealing merchandise …

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  • Diabetes support group to meet

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Area Health Education Center’s diabetes support group will meet at noon Thursday at the chamber of commerce. Dr. Mark Davis will be the speaker. For more information, call (870) 698-9991.

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  • Expulsion hearing will accompany annual report

    CAVE CITY — An expulsion hearing for two middle school students who allegedly vandalized some school buses and a classroom at the Evening Shade campus will be held Monday in conjunction with the Cave City School District’s annual report to the public, said Superintendent Steven …

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  • Leaving scene ends in warrant

    Already awaiting trial on charges of breaking and entering, a 19-year-old Batesville man is now facing felony and misdemeanor charges following an accident on Aug. 10. Christian D. Manna of Batesville is named in a warrant affidavit saying that he drove another person’s vehicle, ran …

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  • Area colleges named ‘Military Friendly’

    Lyon College, Ozarka College, Arkansas State University-Newport and Arkansas State University-Mountain Home have been named to the list of Military Friendly Schools by Victory Media, according to a news release. “The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges universities and …

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  • LRR Audubon to hold birdseed sale

    GREERS FERRY — The Little Red River Audubon Society is having its Great Backyard Birdseed Sale. Prices are: 25-pound black oil sunflower seed, $16; 25-pound wild bird seed, $11; 5-pound thistle (nyjer) seed, $6; wire basket for suet cake, $4; suet cake (seed), $3; suet …

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  • Accurate rifle critical to hunting success

    With the rapidly approaching modern gun deer season, it behooves every prudent hunter to assure that his, or her, equipment is ready for the task. The deer rifle, of course, is the main piece of equipment which needs to be in tip-top shape. Here’s a …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 9, 1993.

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  • Izard County sheriff’s report includes stolen four-wheelers

    MELBOURNE — Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence is asking residents to be on the lookout for suspicious activity after two four-wheelers were targeted within  days of each other. A green 2012 Polaris Ranger, model RX8 was taken from a shop building on Knob Creek Road …

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  • Lyon ranked ‘top’ college

    Lyon College is ranked in the top tier of the best national liberal arts colleges for the sixth year in a row, according to the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges guidebook. Lyon also made the list of colleges whose students …

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