• Former student sets author visit

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Author and graduate of Midland High School James Babb will conduct an author visit during Academic Night at the high school at 6 p.m. Thursday. The event is free and open to the public. Babb will speak to individual classes throughout the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 21, 1994. 80 YEARS AGO The Batesville Kiwanis Club during its regular meeting Friday selected Dr. A.D. Matthews, local dentist, as president to succeed the Rev. Elnathan Tart. Others elected were C.P. Forsythe, vice …

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  • Area student places in competition

    HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts won first place overall in the school category and one area student placed in a science fair category during competition at the recent 2014 Southwestern Energy Arkansas Science and Engineering Fair, according to …

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  • Area students named to Who’s Who

    Several students from Arkansas State University-Beebe were named to the 2014 Edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. The recipients, which include students who attend ASU-Beebe, ASU-Heber Springs, ASU-Searcy, and the Little Rock Air Force Base programs, were named to the following …

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  • Nurse plucked from rising creek – Sharp Co. deputy husband pages for help

    Ashley Adam doesn’t remember water flowing across the roadway, just some loose gravel after she topped a hill on Highway 167 North near Green’s Tax Service Sunday night. She remembers both air bags of her 2011 Chevrolet Cruze deploying and hitting her in the head, …

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  • Family, dog saved by IndCo officer

    Tommy Harper said his wife and child were hunkering down in the hallway Sunday night waiting to see if they were going to be hit by a tornado that had already claimed lives and left a path of destruction. But as soon as the Independence …

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  • Home damaged by straight line winds

    BRADFORD — Charles Randleas rode out the storm Sunday night at his home after it was hit by what is believed to be straight line winds that tore the front porch and part of the roof off his house and downed every tree in the …

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  • Donation sites set up

    More donations sites have been set up in and around Batesville to collect items for tornado victims: • The Hellfighters Christian Motorcycle Ministry of Batesville will be collecting donations throughout the next month, according to organizers. Items including non-perishable food, blankets, water, batteries, flashlights, baby …

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  • Batesville inmate target of theft

    A Batesville woman reported that she was the victim of theft while she was in jail recently, according to a report filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Adnan Vance reported she was the victim of theft while in jail. Vance of 1230 Marywood St. …

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  • Roads closed due to flooding

    ASH FLAT — Roads in Sharp County closed due to flooding include 315-345 Girtman Road, which is closed until further notice; 249 Aetna Lane at the low water crossing; and Schales Road at the low-water slab on Mill Creek, said Road Superintendent Dan Melbourne. Strawberry …

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  • Boil order issued at Cushman south of the city limits

    CUSHMAN — The part of the city of Cushman’s water system south of the city limits is under a boil order until further notice due to some broken water lines, said Leila Skelton of the city’s main office. “The lines have been fixed and the …

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  • Unpaid ticket scam reported

    MELBOURNE — Calls have been made to Izard County residents recently stating that they had unpaid tickets and if they did not pay these tickets, a warrant for their arrest would be issued, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. “This is just another of many scams …

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