• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 23, 1994.

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  • ASUMH announces honors lists

    Mountain Home — Arkansas State University-Mountain Home has announced its honors lists for the fall 2013 semester. Eligibility for the Chancellor’s List and the Vice Chancellor’s List requires at least 12 credit hours of college-level courses. Full-time students whose grade point average for the semester …

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  • Honor Roll – Batesville High

    The students listed below made the honor roll for the first semester of the 2013-14 school year at Batesville High School, according to a news release: Tenth: all A’s — Emily Cambias, Kyler Dickey, Kaitlin Fielder, Edith Gonzalez, Trice High, Austin Johnson, Jared Jones, Kendra …

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  • Honor Roll – Southside Middle and Junior High

    SOUTHSIDE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2013-14 school year at Southside Middle and Junior High School, according to a news release: Fifth: all A’s — Hallie Allen, Ashdan Allgood, Blayne Bufford, Miranda Burrow, Noah …

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  • Remembering Tom Allen, attorney at law

    Tom Allen will be remembered for a lot of things. Among them will be his love for the outdoors, how he loved to tell a good tale, his passion for the law and his dedication to God and family. Those who know Allen will tell …

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  • ICED trying to land retailer, restaurant

    Batesville could be getting a new national retailer and a new restaurant in the near future, according to Larry Jones, director of Independence County Economic Development. Jones came before the Batesville City Council Monday night and said his office is working with both a national …

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  • Fight after child custody hearing sends man to jail

    Shortly after a couple left court from a child custody hearing, one of them was taken to jail. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Gene Davis said he was called to Central Avenue after a caller said he was following a vehicle and watching the man hit …

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  • SHS welcomes Vital Link

    SOUTHSIDE — An ambulance on school grounds isn’t usually a welcomed sight but at Southside High School, Vital Link EMS has found a second home. Housed in the high school’s new building, it is the first substation to be located in Independence County for the …

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  • Man accused of domestic battery

    Jeron Deshawn Holliday, 34, of Batesville faces a domestic battering charge after Independence County sheriff’s officers were called by a neighbor who was sleeping on her couch and was awakened by a banging on her door. The neighbor said a woman and her crying children …

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  • Burn ban still on

    Independence County is still under a burn ban, according to Batesville firefighter Mark McCollum. No outside burning is allowed. The fine for violating the burn ban is $1,140 and will be strictly enforced, McCollum said.

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  • Merchants and Planters names Cross new chief lending officer

    Newport — Randy Cross has been promoted to chief lending officer for Merchants and Planters Bank, according to a news release. Cross will be responsible for ensuring the institution’s overall loan portfolio is managed in accordance with state and federal regulations and that the lending …

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  • Teacher, class, school board to be honored at Newark

    NEWARK — The Newark City Council will meet in special session at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Newark Municipal Building to honor Cedar Ridge teacher Dr. Judy Butler’s high school science class and the Cedar Ridge School Board, said Recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston. Butler and her …

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