• Paperboy delivered on horseback

    Editor’s note:  This is the first story in an occasional series about Guard newspaper carriers. To recommend a current or former carrier for an upcoming story, call Circulation Manager Christine Brown at (870) 793-2383.   In 1947 it wasn’t unusual to see horses being ridden through …

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  • Man dies following vehicle fire in Desha

    A Mountain View man has died from injuries in an explosion. Officer Kyle Williford said authorities from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office and the Desha Fire Department were dispatched to 325 W. McClendon in Desha in reference to a vehicle fire at about 8:36 p.m. …

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  • Woman’s ex, new boyfriend go to jail

    In the end, the future ex-husband and the boyfriend ended up together. Both went to jail after a domestic incident was reported on Friday night. Independence County Officer Bobby Woods said he was called to 156 Kasey Lane by Haley Palomar who said her husband, …

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  • Sharp Co. sheriff: Man had 55 warrants for arrest

    ASH FLAT — On Thursday, Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts was conducting routine patrol on U.S. Highway 167 south of Ash Flat when he stopped to offer assistance to a man and woman walking along the highway and realized that the man was Samuel Mullins, …

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  • Work nears for trial streetscape

    Work is expected to soon begin on a three-block trial streetscape for Main Street Batesville. City engineer Damon Johnson has prepared a set of plans for the redesign, according to MSB board President Bob Carius. “They were very well done and he expects to start …

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  • Woman faces shoplifting charge

    A 54-year-old Newport woman faces a shoplifting charge after a store employee grabbed the merchandise she did not pay for and was able to get her license plate number. The last time the store employee saw the woman, she was driving away from the Dollar …

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  • Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

    ASH FLAT — A traffic stop by Sharp County Deputy Gary Mitchell on a vehicle operated by 40-year-old Eric Young of Osceola on state Highway 115 led to Young’s arrest last week on drug charges, said Chief Deputy David Huffmaster. Young also had an outstanding …

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  • Foster grandparents ‘needed’ in schools

    CAVE CITY — Joyce Barkoff wouldn’t know what to do without the kids.  Or the hugs. “When you stop loving animals and children, you’re taking up too much room,” she says. Her mother has been gone for years, but Barkoff has never forgotten that advice. …

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  • Stanley Wood plans Customer Appreciation Day

    Stanley Wood Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac at 1674 Batesville Blvd. will hold its second-annual Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday to celebrate 75 years of service to Batesville and the surrounding area. “It seems like just last month, that we moved into our new facility south …

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  • MHS student suspended

    MELBOURNE — In a special meeting of the Melbourne School Board Thursday night, members voted to suspend a male student for the remainder of the school year. The high school student will lose credit this semester and be required to complete online courses before school …

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  • FNBC recognized as Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation

    ASH FLAT — The Arkansas Community Foundation recognized FNBC Bank as an Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation at the recent annual Arkansas Business of the Year awards banquet This was the first year the Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation award was given, which recognizes businesses that support charitable and …

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  • Meats being sold for holiday

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is selling hams and pork butts for Easter. The cost for a 10- to 12-pound spiral cut ham is $34.95 each, and 7- to 8-pound pork butts are $24.95. Prices include tax. To place an order, call Dane …

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