• Unwanted/expired drugs to be collected in Sharp, Izard counties

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Sheriff’s Office will participate in the national prescription drug “take-back” day Saturday with a collection site set up from 9 a.m. to noon at the Sharp County Courthouse in Ash Flat, Sheriff Mark Counts said. Residents are encouraged to …

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  • Firefighter’s last wishes fulfilled

    Batesville Fire Deptartment members and honorary pallbearers ride atop a fire truck (top photo) while holding on to the casket of retired Capt. Ronnie Shetron during a special funeral procession Tuesday. Shetron, who spent 20 years with the department, died Saturday at the age of 66. …

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  • CC students hear about ‘scary day’

    CAVE CITY — While many may remember where they were and what they were doing when the United States was attacked by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001, fourth-graders at Cave City Elementary weren’t even born yet. “For your entire lives, our country has had troops …

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  • Cedar Ridge board appoints member

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board has a new board member following the resignation of one in June. Barry Lillard was appointed to Zone 2 when the board met for its recent meeting. The position had been vacated by C.T. Thomas, who served on …

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  • Southside board accepts transfers

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board voted to accept three student transfers from the Concord School District to Southside, approved the transfer requests of two students from Southside to the Batesville district and approved a tuition agreement with the Community School Inc., for educational services …

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  • Two dead in shooting outside Hot Springs motel

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Hot Springs police are investigating the death of two men found shot outside of a motel that they say was likely a murder-suicide. Police say 22-year-old Jeremy Simms and 32-year-old Dennis Gormley both died from apparent gunshot wounds Monday outside the …

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  • Flippin cops chase, Tase, arrest man

    FLIPPIN (AP) — Flippin police arrested a 33-year-old man who they say sped away from a traffic stop after an officer tried to shoot him with a Taser. Flippin Police Chief Dusty Smith said the chase began Tuesday after the officer approached a Dodge Charger …

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  • Woman found dead along interstate

    PALESTINE (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a woman was found dead along Interstate 40 in eastern Arkansas. Arkansas State Police say a truck driver spotted the body this morning east of a rest area at Palestine then called police. State police say the body …

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  • Escaped inmate captured near Kansas City, Mo.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Pulaski County authorities say an inmate who escaped in Little Rock while being taken to a court hearing has been recaptured. Sheriff’s Lt. Carl Minden says Anael Castro-Hernandez was captured Tuesday by U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force members from Kansas City, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 17, 1995.

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  • Radio club meets Thursday

    Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested in ham radio. Testing can be arranged for …

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  • Cowboy poets to share works

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View will offer aspiring and experienced cowboy poets a chance to share their works at 2 p.m. Saturday in the White Oak Auditorium. Admission to the exhibit is free. Participants may perform their own …

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