• Dad appears before judge

    NEWPORT — The death of an infant in Newport on Friday is being deemed an “unfortunate incident” by police. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call Friday at Harris Hospital where 2-month-old Brantley Roberts of Newport was pronounced dead. Preliminary autopsy reports concluded …

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  • Cave City Watermelon Festival begins Thursday

    CAVE CITY — Free entertainment jump-starts the 33rd annual Cave City Watermelon Festival when it kicks off Thursday evening in the Cave City Park, said Charles Landers, chairman of the watermelon festival association. “The music is free. The tickets (for prizes, including cash) are free. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 23, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO Local advertisers in the Guard in 1911 include Eugene R. Goodwin, Rexall Drugs and the only store with a registered pharmacist; Herman Schott, sole agent for Weber wagons; Weaver-Dowdy …

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  • ASUMH’s paramedic program receives national accreditation

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University-Mountain Home’s paramedic program has received national initial accreditation, the final step in a process that began four years ago. The notification to ASUMH from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs follows a peer review site visit …

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  • Art workshop planned

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will offer an art workshop taught by Dustyn Bork, assistant professor of art at Lyon College, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25. The workshop will be held in Room 603 of the UACCB Fine Arts …

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  • Gallery to feature local artist

    The Batesville Art Gallery on Main will be hosting an exhibit by local artist Sherry Goforth Aug. 3-31 with a meet and greet at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Goforth “enjoys experimenting with different art mediums and is rarely seen without a camera in hand.  Many …

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  • Cave City sets registration, schedule pick up

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School District will hold kindergarten through 12th-grade registration for new students from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 13. Schedules can be picked up from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the following days: Fifth and sixth grades, Tuesday; seventh …

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  • Workshops to be held in Jonesboro

    JONESBORO — Space is available in two professional development workshops, to be held at the Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, located at 600 E. Lawson Road in Jonesboro. The Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs Educator Training Workshop, with 10 spaces available, will …

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  • Franklin woman accused of battery

    MELBOURNE — A Franklin woman was arrested after allegedly hurting a woman in poor health, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Deputies were dispatched Tuesday night to 810 Hickory Flat Road in response to a fight and found a woman later identified as Carol Berman, …

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  • Death in patrol car believed suicide

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro police believe the shooting death of a handcuffed man inside a city patrol car was a suicide, according to an email from Police Chief Mike Yates. Chavis Chacobie Carter, 21, of Southaven, Miss., died July 28 after apparently shooting himself despite …

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  • No bail for man charged with mailing powder

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — A second bail request by an Arkansas man charged with mailing a white powder to his former employer, schools and businesses has been denied. U.S. Magistrate Erin Setser on Friday rejected the request by 57-year-old Philip Hanson. U.S. District Judge Jimm Larry …

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  • Methadone arrest made during traffic stop

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Thayer, Mo., man who will turn 22 on Thursday was arrested after a traffic stop Friday in Lawrence County for possession of a controlled substance, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. Shane Michael Green is being charged with possession of Methadone. “The arrest …

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