• House fire ruled arson

    Fire that heavily damaged a home at 749 Locust St. in Newark Saturday evening is being investigated as an act of arson, according to local authorities. Deputy Jonathan Brown said he was dispatched to the scene of the fire around 7:45 p.m. after the Newark …

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  • Choirs to present rock ’n’ roll hits

    SOUTHSIDE — Choirs at the Southside School District  will present “American Pop Forever: Five Decades of Rock ’n’ Roll Gold” for its end-of-the-year performance at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the middle school cafetorium. The program is free and open to the public. Fifth- and sixth-grade …

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  • Melbourne to discuss sign, bonds

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board will meet at 6 tonight in the administration building. Agenda items include discussion of a new LED sign, refinancing bonds for a lower interest rate, renewal of classified personnel contracts, 2012-13 calendar. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Calico Rock boy gets citizenship – Father credits Guard with setting wheels in motion

    CALICO ROCK — When Joseph Parnell entered the Batesville Daily Guard office two years ago he didn’t know where else to turn. He had called everyone he could think of to help him cut through the red tape to get his son Bryan approved as …

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  • Manhunt continues

    NEWPORT — Authorities continue to search for a man who alledgedly stole a motorcycle, money and guns from a home in Diaz before leading police in a chase across two counties on Wednesday. Cpl. Joe Williams with the Arkansas State Police told the Guard this …

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  • ‘Lit fest’ way to reward students

    MELBOURNE — For years Cynthia Arn has tried to show students there’s more to English than just diagraming sentences. As a seventh- and eighth-grade English teacher at Melbourne High School, she’s also tried to make the subject fun. For the past four years, a few …

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  • Veterans officer honored

    Veterans Service Officer Andra Taylor was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her efforts in keeping the Disabled Veterans van on the road. Leaving from Batesville, the van takes veterans to doctor’s appointments in Little Rock. “Our services are free to veterans. We take …

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  • Guns, jewelry taken in home burglaries

    The theft of pistols in two separate incidents of burglary and jewelry in a third has local police looking for clues that could lead to an arrest. Around 11:30 Wednesday morning Dylan J. Hopper of Brushy Road discovered his Para, high capacity, .45 caliber pistol, …

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  • Tickets on sale for CHILDREN Concert

    David Kisor CHILDREN (Childcare Hub for Information, Learning, Development, Resource, Education and Networking) of Northcentral Arkansas and White River Planning and Development District’s Child Care Food Program have announced the 13th Annual Spring Children’s Concert featuring David Kisor, an award-winning singer, songwriter, composer, performer, teacher …

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  • Ogilvie cartoons to become weekly series

    Craig Ogilvie, who drew editorial cartoons for the Guard from 1963 until 1975, will return to the weekly lineup each Monday with an illustrated series called “…the rest is history,” according to Managing Editor Andrea Bruner. The column will appear on page 2. After serving …

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  • Poll workers to be trained

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet Tuesday at the White River Medical Center Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women conference room for poll worker training. The first training session will be at 8:30 a.m. and the second session will take place at 1 p.m. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 16, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The whiskey inspection tax levied in Batesville has been held unconstitutional. James. K. Cooper brought suit against the Wells Fargo Express Co. in replevin for the possession of a …

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