• From ‘Arkansas Farm to You’: Exhibit links students to nutrition

    With all the convenience in our society, it’s easy to see how today’s youth could think that all the food they eat originates right there in the supermarket where their parents buy it. One new program is trying to erase that misconception. Arkansas Farm to …

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  • Heart transplant recipient diagnosed with cancer

    A boy who underwent a heart transplant at 2 weeks old has now been diagnosed with lymphoma cancer, according to Holly Whitson-Tate, a friend of the Frazier family. Born six weeks premature on Aug. 30, 2012, Brantley Elmer Lee Frazier was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart …

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  • Man jumping on car hoods arrested for drug possession, fleeing

    Jumping up and down on the hoods of cars and trying to kick a resident’s door in got a Batesville man noticed and the cops called shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday. According to a report filed by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, police were called …

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  • Undercover buys net drug dealer

    WALNUT RIDGE — A hydrocodone dealer was arrested Tuesday at his workplace in Jonesboro and taken to jail in Walnut Ridge to await a bond hearing, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. The arrest was made after sheriff’s officers, Black Rock police and Third Judicial …

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  • Gala to set sail on ‘Love Boat’

    Main Street Batesville will host its annual Winter Gala fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Main Street. This year’s theme is the “Love Boat,” and tickets are available at the main branches of First Community Bank and Citizens Bank, …

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  • Lyon College scholarship fundraiser offers chance to kick up boot heels

    CONCORD — Lyon College is hoping to raise a record-breaking amount for its annual scholarship fund with its third annual Black Tie Blue Jeans Ball at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at The Cow Palace at Chimney Rock in Concord. College representatives are hoping this year’s …

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  • Dean detained for shoplifting, second time in as many weeks

    A store owner said she was having difficulty with a suspected shoplifter when authorities arrived to assess the situation. Independence County Deputy Zachary Rawlins said he was on his way to Siloé clothing store in downtown Batesville because of the panic alarm when dispatch said …

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  • ‘Big marijuana dealer’ arrested after break-in

    WALNUT RIDGE — A man who broke into a house in Imboden to steal money he said was owed to him from a marijuana sale just kept talking. After being read his rights, 18-year-old Dylan Smith admitted breaking into the residence and taking the money, …

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  • Church to honor Martin L. King Jr.

    Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Batesville will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday. The event is open to the public and will feature Leslie Roper, pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Batesville, as guest speaker and special …

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  • Thompson announces

        Mack Thompson of Ash Flat has announced his candidacy for Sharp County sheriff. He is a Democrat.           Political announcements The Batesville Daily Guard will publish abbreviated political announcements on this page, as space permits, at no cost to …

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  • Sulphur Rock council to meet

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in  the city hall for its first business session of the year, said Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. The session will consist of departmental reports and a review of bills.

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  • Midland names bee winners

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland School District has announced its schoolwide spelling bee winners, according to gifted and talented instructor Megan Bell. Winners are fifth-grader Jake Henderson, sixth-grader Lexie Bell, seventh-grader Kira McHale and eighth-grader Zachary Holland, last year’s Independence County Spelling Bee champion. The …

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