• 31st annual Portfest to begin May 30

    NEWPORT — The 31st annual Portfest “Rollin’ on the River” Festival will be held May 30 through June 2 at Jacksonport State Park in Newport. The Charlie Daniels Band will perform at 8:30 p.m. June 1, and Craig Morgan will be in concert at 8:30 …

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  • UACCB technical certificates conferred

    Commencement ceremonies at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville were held Monday. Technical certificates were awarded and graduates are noted by their degrees and hometowns. Honor graduates are denoted as summa cum laude (cumulative grade point average of 3.9 or higher) magna cum …

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  • Students win at fair

    Bre Howard HIGHLAND — Cave City Middle School students recently competed in the Northcentral Arkansas Educational Service Cooperative Regional Science Fair. Five schools participated in the event held at the Highland Gymnasium. Seventh-grader Bre Howard was awarded the Best Overall trophy in the seventh- and …

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  • CC seniors named scholars

    Desiree Engle Morgan Winston MELBOURNE — Cave City High School seniors Desiree Engle and Morgan Winston, both of Sidney, have been named Ozarka College Academic Excellence scholars. Goodman is the daughter of Kimberly Engle and plans to study early childhood education. Winston is the daughter …

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  • Man injured in farm accident

    A Newark man injured in a farm accident Monday night is expected to make a full recovery, a family member told the Guard. Noel Bruce was injured just before 6 p.m. while trying to hook up a hay mowing machine, when the tractor “jumped back,” …

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  • Tanker truck causes 7-car pileup

    FLORAL — At least one driver is reported in serious condition at a Little Rock hospital following a seven-vehicle crash near Floral early Tuesday morning that destroyed her compact car. Arkansas State Trooper Jeremy Page confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Joann Martin of Floral was listed …

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  • Four arrested in marijuana bust

    Four people were taken into custody Tuesday afternoon after complaints after officers were called about possible drug traffic, according to a news release. Officer John Scarbrough said the Independence County Sheriff’s Office went to the residence at 179 Jones Drive in Southside to investigate and …

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  • Suspect threatens to kill police, doctor

    A 52-year-old Spring Valley man carrying a stick or club was arrested on assault and other charges after threatening to kill a police officer and a doctor Tuesday. Independence County sheriff’s Cpl. Fred Friar said he was dispatched to a Stacy Drive address in Batesville …

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  • Angels preparing for cancer walk

    The employees at the Access Arkansas Processing Center are getting a jump start on fund raising for the 2012 Susan G. Komen walk. Team captains Stephanie Evans and Lavonna Croslin-Davis held the first meeting of the Access Arkansas Angels on Tuesday and said this year …

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  • AG touts economic development efforts

    The work of local citizens and organizations in the Batesville/Independence County area who strive to maintain a strong economic base and promote economic growth is a shining example when being compared to other communities in the state. This was the message Arkansas Attorney General Dustin …

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  • Bid approved for Bear Creek bridge

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court on Monday approved bids for a bridge over Bear Creek and for a Highland sewer project, reported County Judge Larry Brown. The bid accepted for the Bear Creek project was $249,501 from Beverly Enterprises of Batesville. The …

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  • Strange actions leads to woman’s arrest

    Seen standing in a homeowner’s yard while staring at the sky and laughing led to a Batesville woman going to jail on drug charges Monday afternoon. Deputy Nathan Stephens said around 2 p.m. he responded to a residence on Dry Run Circle where he encountered …

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