• Moody to celebrate 90th year

    Myrlice Moody will celebrate his 90th birthday with a drop-in reception from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the commercial building at Independence County Fairgrounds. All friends and family are invited to attend.  

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  • Newport teen shot while driving

    NEWPORT — No arrests have been made yet in the early Sunday morning shooting of a Newport teenager, according to the Newport Police Department. The 17-year-old girl, who was not identified by police, was driving in the area of Remmel Avenue when gunshots sounded from …

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  • Bumpous recommended for pardon

    NEWPORT — On Friday, Timmy Joe Bumpous, founder of New Life Ministries, was recommended by Arkansas Parole Board for a pardon for two counts of theft of property that happened in 1994. Two reports were filed on Dec. 22 and 27, 1994 by two men …

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  • Event to help veterans access services

    Many veterans are often overwhelmed when trying to apply for services and many are unaware of some services that are available to them. A Veterans’ Resource Fair will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Lyon College, 2300 Highland Drive, in the Becknell …

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  • Accused sex abuser free on bond

    An Independence County man is free on $150,000 bond after being charged with seven counts of second-degree assault on underage girls, some as young as 4 years old. Jerry T. Croslin, 61, of 15 Tara St. (near the 3300 block of Cave Creek Road), Batesville, …

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  • Cyclist leads deputy on 5-mile chase

    A motorcyclist who popped a wheelie, then began cutting in and around traffic at high rates of speed within sight of Independence County Sheriff’s Lt. Brent Everett finally noticed Everett was behind him with blue lights activated — after leading Everett on a 5-mile chase …

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  • Boy hurt in rodeo accident

    ASH FLAT — A 10-year-old Cave City boy got a thumb snapped off by a rope during rodeo action at H&H Rodeo Arena at Cord during Saturday night’s rodeo. Family friend Dianna Melton said her understanding is that Brody Medlock was trying to rope a …

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  • High-speed chase results in $90K bond

    A Batesville man allegedly fled police at speeds of more than 100 mph but wasn’t able to escape in the end. Daryl Jerome Hill, 58, of 150 Edgar Road was arrested and remains in jail under a $90,000 bond for allegedly fleeing from police and …

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  • Free swim lessons offered

    The Batesville Kiwanis Club will be providing free swimming lessons to area youth, according to Michael Ferry. “Every Child a Swimmer” lessons will be offered Aug. 6-10 to children ages 4-8 at the Fitzhugh Park (“Mickey Mouse”) municipal pool. Two classes will be offered: from …

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  • Council eyes grant for greenway

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall to discuss a grant application to build the third section of the Batesville Greenway. The chamber’s tourism director, Tami Meyer, will give an update on the White River Water Carnival, and Fire …

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  • BJHS to host orientation

    Batesville Junior High School seventh-grade parent orientation will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the high school cafeteria followed by a pool party at the Fitzhugh Park (“Mickey Mouse”) pool from 8 to 10. Schedules will be mailed out Aug. 7 and open house …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 16, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO Dr. W.F. Ball and Dr. C.G. Hinkle, who have for several years been engaged in the successful practice of their professions under the firm name of Ball and Hinkle, …

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