• Pinkson family reunion planned

    CAVE CITY — The family of Bill and Adair Pinkston will have a family reunion from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Cave City Community Center, said family member Johnny Curtis. A potluck meal will be served at noon. The annual event is …

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  • Memorial dance, potluck scheduled

    NEWPORT -— The Silver Moon Banquet Hall on Highway 367 North at Newport will host a Memorial Day family dance and potluck beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The event will include music by Jeannie and the Guys, Sonny Burgess, Rockin’ Luke Stroud and others. Veterans …

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  • Plants that changed world program to be presented

    The Foothills Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the First Community Bank’s community room for a program about plants that have changed the world, according to a news release. Ann Wood of Searcy, who is recognized as one of the state’s top …

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  • Willis continues to improve

    A Batesville man injured in a shooting at home Thursday afternoon continues to show signs of improvements, according to family members. Hardy Willis, former Independence County coroner, called 911 around 2 p.m. Thursday to say he’d been shot. He was home alone at the time. …

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  • ConAgra laying off 233

    ConAgra Foods in Batesville is laying off more than 200 people as the plant will no longer be manufacturing frozen food dinners come July. Company headquarters notified between 230-250 employees at the Batesville plant on Thursday of the decision to relocate the frozen dinner line …

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  • Local man shot while sleeping

    A 911 call from former Independence County Coroner Hardy Willis saying he had been shot in the back sent police and an ambulance to 15th and Byers streets where he was found in a bedroom of his Batesville home Thursday afternoon. The call from the …

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  • A double birthday: Girl taking donations for Children’s

    Scarlett Hope Vaughn has a long road ahead of her, medically speaking, but her family is willing to help others facing a similar path. Without Arkansas Children’s Hospital, little Scarlett wouldn’t be here today, and to show their appreciation her parents, Gloria Gatlin Vaughn and …

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  • Concord eyes library

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the city hall to hear from Cleburne County Library Board member Bryan Tilley, said Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit. The council has previously discussed the possibility of establishing a library in town. Tilley is …

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  • City council race develops

    One race has developed for the Batesville City Council. Fred Krug, incumbent, and Abe Garcia have both filed for Ward 3, Position 1. One person has filed for the other Ward 3 (Westside) position, and no one has filed as of 8 this morning for …

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  • Man charged in debit card case

    ASH FLAT — Jason Evans, 42, of the Cherokee Village area was charged Wednesday in Sharp County Circuit Court with residential burglary, theft of property and fraudulent use of a credit card, according to public records in the county/circuit clerk’s office. The residential burglary charge …

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  • Watkins ordered to pay $3M

    ASH FLAT — A $3 million penalty has been ordered against former land developer Wayne Watkins of Hardy as a result of a judgment rendered in a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, according to public records in the civil division of the Sharp …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 1, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Monday night the leaders of both the Democratic and Republican parties gave out statements claiming sure victory for their respective nominees. But by tomorrow just how well these leaders …

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