• Elementary science winners named

    HIGHLAND — The Northcentral Arkansas Education Service Cooperative annual regional science fair was held recently at the gym at the Highland School District. Two hundred and fifty students, along with their teachers and other volunteers participated. Fourth grade overall winner was Bryson Hicks of the …

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  • Bond set at $150,000 in arson

    Eleven months after an arson fire destroyed three businesses at the corner of Sidney and Harrison streets, an arrest warrant has been issued for Christopher Brashers, 35, of Batesville, according to a news release from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Bond for Brashers — who …

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  • Land Sharks – Dogs train for protection

    CUSHMAN — Polk Bayou Land Sharks breed and train personal protection dogs from distinguished blood lines, but owners Keith and Melanie McAnally say their dogs are best at being companions. While serving in the Army, Keith became interested in training dogs and in 2004, they …

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  • Drugs allegedly found during traffic stop

    Lonnie Allen Kempher Robert Simmons MELBOURNE — Formal drug charges have been brought against the driver of a vehicle stopped in Melbourne during a routine stop, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Lonnie Allen Kempher, 45, of Lake View was initially charged with driving …

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  • Missing man found

    Missing since May 18, a Southside man was found safe and sound late Friday afternoon. Deputy Patrick Collins said he was dispatched to the area of Ramsey Mountain around 5:45 p.m. in regards to a missing person — Jonathan Gray — being located by Investigator …

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  • C-Ridge continues meal program

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District is participating in the Seamless Summer Food Service program, which will continue through Aug. 10. Meals will be provided at the Cedar Ridge High School to all children without charge and served Monday through Friday with the exception …

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  • Machines to be tested

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 1 p.m. Friday and Monday at the courthouse to conduct testing on election equipment for the upcoming run-off election.

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  • Midland receives $2K grant

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland School District has received a $2,000 grant from Southwestern Energy as part of its annual school grants initiative. Twenty-four school districts in the Fayetteville Shale received a total of $48,000 in grants through the program, according to a news release. …

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  • Garcia seeking office

    Abe Garcia     Abe Garcia has announced his intention to run for the Ward 3, Position 1 seat on the Batesville City Council in the Nov. 6 general election.           Political announcements The Batesville Daily Guard will publish abbreviated political …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 17, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The Rev. T.W. King, former pastor of the Baptist Church in Mountain View, has come to Batesville Baptist Church. The congregation gave him an old-fashioned “pounding” one night recently. …

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  • Honor Roll – Mount Pleasant

    MOUNT PLEASANT — The students listed below made the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2011-12 school year at the Mount Pleasant campus of Melbourne School District, according to a news release: First: all A’s — Ashtyn Kimble, Dayton Korkis, Keylee Lyons, …

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  • Durham sisters receive degrees

    April Durham A Hillcrest High School alumnus has received her doctor of medicine from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. April Durham finished in the top quadrant of the graduating class and has chosen to continue her medical studies in the …

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