• Teen offers cop sex for her release

    Not wanting to go to jail on shoplifting charges Thursday evening, a 17-year-old girl reportedly offered sex to a police officer to gain her freedom. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Carter said in a report that he was transporting the girl to the local juvenile …

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  • Road crawler taken to jail

    Spotted while running and crawling along a state highway before hiding in the woods Thursday morning, a Texas woman was later arrested for public intoxication. According to a report filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, a state highway worker called police saying he was …

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  • Police track stolen phone

    When Zachary Robertson’s $400 iPhone 5 was stolen Wednesday morning, the phone’s technology aided police in its recovery. Robertson’s phone was stolen while he was at the Desha Flash Market Wednesday morning when an unidentified woman picked it up and walked away with it. According …

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  • Road Show returns to Batesville

    The Great American Road Show is being held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ramada Inn board room, located at 1325 N. St. Louis St. in Batesville. The show will buy all old items, …

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  • Church offers special-needs VBS class

    A local church is holding vacation Bible school next week and for the first time is offering a class for children with special needs. VBS starts Sunday and will run through Thursday at First United Methodist Church, located at 615 E. Main St. in downtown …

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  • Cord-Charlotte all-school reunion is Saturday

    CHARLOTTE — The Cord-Charlotte all-school reunion will be Saturday in the cafeteria on the Charlotte school campus starting at 10 a.m. and a program at 11. Hawg’s barbecue will be catered for lunch at $10 a plate at 11:30 in order to raise money for …

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  • Students MASH it up

    Hot dogs are the worst piece of food for children to choke on. If a person can make sounds, they’re not necessarily “choking” and while careers in health care will always be needed, they’re not to be taken lightly. With more than 20 years experience …

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  • Board OKs server upgrades

    In case of emergency the Batesville School District wants to be prepared and that includes safeguarding its data infrastructure. On Monday night the school board approved the purchase of a natural gas server generator and panel upgrade at a cost totaling $11,217 with warranty. The …

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  • Chamber attends conference

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce staff attended the Arkansas State Chamber summer conference recently in Heber Springs, according to a news release. Among the conference workshop topics were economic development, member retention, chambers as liaisons during natural disaster recovery and festivals. Gubernatorial candidates Mike …

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  • Fulton Co. Fair set for next week

    SALEM — The 2014 Fulton County Fair will be held Monday through Aug. 2 in Salem. This year’s theme is “Where Everyone Wins.” Due to the loss of the Civic Center Building from ice and snow buildup last winter, all beauty pageants will be held …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 15, 1995.

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  • Sharp Co. Historical Society announces quarterly meeting

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Historical Society’s summer quarterly meeting will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Community Room of First National Banking Company in Ash Flat. Parking and entrance are at the rear of the building. Dale Mobley, special guest speaker, will …

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