• Gov. to pardon son over felony pot conviction

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said Wednesday he plans to pardon his son’s felony marijuana conviction, arguing he deserves the same second chance as hundreds of other nonviolent offenders. Beebe spokesman Matt DeCample said the two-term Democratic governor would pardon Kyle …

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  • Central Ark. sees surprise November snowfall

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Some areas of Arkansas awoke to a surprise dusting of snow Thursday morning. The National Weather Service says one-tenth of an inch of snow was recorded in Little Rock and less than a half-inch was recorded in North Little Rock. It’s …

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  • Guard seeking Christmas memories for special section

    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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  • Miller family donates $5K to Ozarka campaign

    MELBOURNE — Paul and Treva Miller, residents of Izard County, have committed $5,000 to the Ozarka College Student Services Center Capital Campaign, according to a news release. Their contribution will pay to furnish an office in the student services center on the Melbourne campus. Prior …

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  • Body of missing LawCo man found

    ALICIA — The body of a missing Lawrence County man has been found. The body of Steven Liles was found by officers late Wednesday along the edge of a wooded area, according to published reports. Crews discovered the body while searching near Lawrence County Road …

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  • Sex crime sentence given

    VAN BUREN (AP) — A man from northwest Arkansas has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a female relative. The 38-year-old from Mulberry man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to 10 counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of incest. The …

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  • Teen arrested after test

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas police have arrested a teenager who they say led officers on a car chase after he drove to a state road test facility without a license. The 19-year-old was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of felony fleeing. The teen showed up to …

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  • Benefit scheduled

    First Free Will Baptist Church will have a benefit for Lynn Bachman, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer. A chili supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Raffle tickets are being sold for a Mossberg .308 Winchester caliber rifle with scope, …

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  • Art gallery relocates

    HARDY — Spring River Artists Guild has announced that the Spring River Art Gallery has moved to 300 Main St. in Hardy. Opening day will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. The gallery will also be open Sunday. Many works of local artists are available for …

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  • Music show to be held

    HORSESHOE BEND — The monthly Music in the Mountains show will be Saturday at the Horseshoe Bend Theatre, located at 811 Second St. in the Diamond B Mall in Horseshoe Bend. The event will honor veterans. All veterans attending will have their choice of a …

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  • Sharp Co. Republican Women plan victory party

    HARDY — The Sharp County Republican Women will have a Victory Party celebrating “Arkansas Going Red” at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Bob and Sandie’s BBQ, located at 5 Jo Jo, just off Highway 62/412 in Hardy. For more information call Sylvia Ross at (870) 847-6000.

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  • Gospel concert, supper slated

    HIGHLAND — A benefit gospel concert and chili supper will be held Saturday at Highland Hills Baptist Church, located at 2021 Highway 62/412 in Highland. The concert will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and the chili supper will be served from 5 to 6:30. …

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