• Missing Arkansas 2-year-old sought

    SEARCY (AP) — Dozens of searchers are combing neighborhoods around the home in Searcy where a 2-year-old child has disappeared. Police say the child, Malik Drummond, walked away from the home about 5:45 p.m. Sunday. An Amber Alert was issued a short time later and …

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  • Police: Jonesboro man hides meth in mouth

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro police have arrested a man who they say tried to hide a bag of methamphetamine in a police car before stuffing it in his mouth. The 43-year-old Jonesboro man was being held at the Craighead County Jail on Monday and faces …

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  • Arkansas crime victims get $276,956

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ attorney general says the state Crime Victims Reparations Board awarded $276,956 to victims of crime in October. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Monday that awards were made in 204 new cases. Additional expenses were paid in 19 previously submitted cases. …

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  • Fires burn in Ferguson; gunshots heard in streets

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Flames engulfed at least a dozen businesses in Ferguson early this morning and gunfire kept firefighters at bay after protests over the decision not to indict a police officer in Michael Brown’s death turned violent, despite pleas for peace from Brown’s family …

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  • Officials warn of deer on Arkansas roadways

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas officials and an insurance company are projecting that motorists will hit nearly 25,000 deer this season in Arkansas. Officials report the majority of crashes will likely occur in November and December. An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission official says deer …

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  • Ark. man charged with not filing tax returns

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal prosecutor in Arkansas says a 52-year-old North Little Rock resident has been charged with five counts of failure to file his federal income tax returns. U.S. Attorney Christopher R. Thyer said in a statement Monday that the charges were …

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  • Free supper offered

    Starting Over Ministries (Mitch and Geta Bell) will serve a free supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse in Batesville. Those attending should call (870) 793-7000 for reservations. *Edited on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 to reflect the correct day from …

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  • ‘Madrigal Feaste’ tickets still available

    SOUTHSIDE — Tickets are still available for Southside High School choir’s 20th annual production of “Ye Olde Christmasse Madrigal Feaste” to be held Dec. 12 and 13. Several tickets remain for the Dec. 13 performance while only a few remain for the Dec. 12 show, …

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  • Sulphur Rock Baptist to host Saved By Grace

    SULPHUR ROCK — Sulphur Rock Baptist Church will have a Sunday singing service at 6 p.m. Sunday with special guests Saved By Grace, a trio from Desha. For more information call (605) 731-6201. The church is located at 470 N. Vaughn St. in Sulphur Rock.

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  • Fulks to mark 90th year

    Edna Schlack Fulks will celebrate her 90th birthday with a drop-in reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the cultural hall of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 569 Eagle Mountain Blvd. in Batesville. She was born Dec. 1, 1924, …

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  • Guard seeking Christmas memories

    The Batesville Daily Guard is publishing its annual Seasons Greetings special section Dec. 24. Anyone wishing to share a special Christmas memory for publishing in this section may bring the story and/or a photo to go with the memory to the newspaper office at 258 …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 19, 1995.

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