• Paul’s Journey to perform in Batesville

    Paul’s Journey, an award-winning group based in Houston will be in concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Fellowship Bible Church (formerly the Landers Theater) located at 332 E. Main St. in downtown Batesville. “Entertaining, uplifting and ministry-minded” are words often used to describe …

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  • Gammill appointed to Ozarka board

    MELBOURNE — Gov. Mike Beebe recently announced the appointment of Tim Gammill of Mountain View to the Ozarka College Board of Trustees. His term will expire July 2019. Gammill is a Mountain View native and president of Gammill Oil Company. He earned a bachelor of …

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  • Area students graduate A-State

    JONESBORO — Approximately 700 graduates received degrees at Arkansas State University’s 2012 summer commencement ceremony Aug. 3, according to a news release. Area graduates and their degrees include: Associate in science, computer and information technology Highland — Kelly A. Scarbrough   Bachelor of arts, history Calico …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 16, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO The people of the Moorefield community hope to have a new depot soon. The present one is very inadequate, especially for the accommodation of young people who miss the …

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  • Trout stocking restrictions lifted

    HEBER SPRINGS – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission recently placed a trout stocking restriction on the Little Red River due to high water temperatures and low water releases. Southwestern Power Administration responded by releasing additional water from Greers Ferry Dam, according to Arkansas Outdoors, …

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  • Walker, Turner win bass event

    CAVE CITY — Shawn Walker and James Turner weighed in 12.70 pounds to win the Cave City Bass Club’s most recent tournament, held on Greers Ferry Lake, said tournament director Ron Watkins. Robert Thorne and Chris Swaim placed second with 6.85 pounds. Walker weighed in …

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  • Shooting range offers dove practice

    Local hunters are invited to a wobble trap event at the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex Aug. 26 to prepare for dove season. “Wobble trap is a deviation from normal trap,” Range Supervisor Larry Pinkston said recently. “Targets go up and down, as well as …

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  • Woman charged for shoplifting sewing machine, other items

    Reportedly caught shoplifting for the second time, an 80-year-old Batesville woman has been formally charged in the second offense and banned from Walmart stores, according to a report by Deputy Andrew Rogers of the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Andrews said he was dispatched to the …

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  • ‘Eds’ returns to Lyon campus

    For many at Lyon College a sense of community that was destroyed by fire in 2010 has returned and while the name hasn’t changed, the space certainly has. Edwards Commons, Lyon’s new two-story, 44,000-square-foot campus center featuring a cafeteria, student life offices, auditorium, game room, …

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  • Man pulls knife on clerk, flees

    Things got a bit dangerous at the Dollar General Store atop Ramsey Mountain Tuesday afternoon when a man suspected of helping a woman shoplift reportedly pulled a knife on a clerk before the couple fled in a stolen truck. Deputy Robert Moser with the Independence …

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  • Formal charges filed over ‘White Rabbit’

    A warrant for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, commonly known as synthetic marijuana, has been issued for Tawny K. Hubbard, 22, of Batesville, according to a court affidavit signed by Sheriff’s Narcotics Officer Chris Toland. The warrant was issued after narcotics officers …

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  • Reckless driver found lying in street gets arrested

    An apparent argument with passengers in his car resulted in a Batesville man having a wreck and being arrested on numerous charges Tuesday afternoon. Deputy Ben Keener said he was dispatched to the area of Main and Seventh streets just before 1 p.m. where witnesses …

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