• Vandals target park pavilion

    The Sulphur Rock City Park was a target of vandalism sometime in the past week, according to city officials. Deputy Shay Moore said she was dispatched to the park Monday morning where she observed all the locks and hasps removed from power outlet boxes at …

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  • Izard jail nets high marks

    MELBOURNE — The Arkansas Jail Standards Review Committee recently completed an in-depth review of the Izard County jail and found the facility to be in compliance with state standards, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said in a news release. The review consists of approximately 100 …

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  • PJ’s White River Lodge

    NORFORK -— When Les and Julie Stevens decided to make a change, it was a big one. The California couple accustomed to the hustle and bustle of city living found themselves drawn to a remote area in Arkansas and decided to reopen an abandoned lodge …

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  • DHS calls cops over beating

    Buddy Earl Mitchell ASH FLAT — A 42-year-old Evening Shade man was charged Friday in Sharp County Circuit Court with domestic battery in the second degree and violating an order of protection, according to court documents that are open to the public. Buddy Earl Mitchell …

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  • Big Brother, Big Sister win Arkansas competition

    Imagine being a 9-year-old girl with no woman in your life to talk to or learn from, That’s what Debra Johns was dealing with until Autumn Hunter came along. Five years ago Dekon Torrez, 13, had just moved to a new community and was having …

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  • ‘Bath salts’ investigation continues

    HEBER SPRINGS — Authorities on Friday arrested four people in Cleburne County after serving a federal search warrant at 1001 Blackoak Lane in Heber Springs in regards to synthetic drugs and synthetic stimulants, according to news releases from local Prosecuting Attorney Don McSpadden and the …

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  • UACCB to host ‘Bunco Blitz’

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Foundation will hold its third annual Bunco Blitz at 6 p.m. June 5 at Elizabeth’s Restaurant. Cost to play is $25 and the night will include food, prizes, a silent auction and more. All proceeds from the …

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  • Yelcot to seek land from city

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. A representative from Yelcot will come before the council to ask about buying some land from the city. The company, which is based in Baxter County, is looking for an area to …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 9, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO O.B. Fisher of Hutchinson, Kan., the jockey who was stabbed at Newport following a horse race at the fairgrounds, is reported to be improving with favoring chances for recovery. …

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  • Special needs group to meet

    The One Day at a Time support group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Citizens Bank Annex, located across from the main bank on College Street in Batesville. This is a support group for families and friends of children and teenagers …

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  • Students named to Who’s Who

    WALNUT RIDGE — Taylor Toon of Batesville and Jason McNabb of Pocahontas have been selected for the 2012 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Toon is a May graduate of Williams Baptist College who majored in psychology. She is a …

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  • Stagner nets funds

    Joseph Allen Stagner of Batesville has been accepted for admission to Lyon College and has been awarded a Freedom Plan scholarship. Each year, Lyon College awards scholarships to outstanding applicants who show special promise as productive members of the college community, according to a news …

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