• Council to consider repairs for vehicle damaged on 20th Street

    The Batesville City Council will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 tonight at city hall. The agenda includes a request from a citizen regarding repair for vehicle damages incurred on 20th Street, a report from City Engineer Damon Johnson and comments from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh. …

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  • Officials ID body found in river

    JONESBORO (AP) — Officials in northeastern Arkansas have identified a body found during the weekend in the Current River. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that the body is that of 27-year-old Robin Due of Maynard. Due’s body was found Sunday afternoon by Arkansas …

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  • Inmate escapes during transport

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities say a Pulaski County jail inmate escaped while being taken to the county courthouse. Sheriff’s Lt. Carl Minden says 30-year-old inmate Anael Castro-Hernandez escaped about 8 a.m. in downtown Little Rock. Minden told reporters that Castro-Hernandez escaped while being escorted …

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  • Baxter County officials warn of dangerous animal

    BUFORD (AP) — The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office says a canine/wolf hybrid mix has escaped its pen this afternoon in the Buford area. Sheriff John Montgomery says the animal’s owner notified authorities Monday that the animal was not in its pen when she arrived home. …

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  • Beset by money woes, Crittenden hospital to close

    WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — The Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis stopped admitting patients Monday and will shut down permanently on Sept. 7, despite the recent passage of a sales tax increase intended to help the financially struggling facility. The hospital announced the closure in …

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  • Salvation Army offers Little Rock cooling center

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Little Rock’s Salvation Army opened its cooling center for the first time this summer to provide the city’s homeless population with an outlet to escape extreme heat. The center opened Monday following a weekend heat advisory by the National Weather Service. …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • Autistic boy finds dolphin as motivator in therapy

    NEWARK — The rough-toothed dolphin named Largo seemed to know Griffin was special, and to take extra care when approaching. She swam by the little boy a few times before jumping onto the mat without being commanded to do so. Speech-language therapist Dr. Janet Flowers …

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  • Mother jailed after drinking – 12-year-old found asleep in car

    A restaurant manager concerned over the welfare of a minor called authorities which resulted in the parent’s going to jail. According to the report by Deputy Kody Headley, he was called and met with the manager who told him a mother and her daughter had …

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  • Man brandishing gun arrested

    MELBOURNE — A Melbourne man who threatened to kill himself with a handgun in front of children was arrested shortly before midnight last Wednesday, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Sherman Ball, 34, was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor second degree-five …

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  • Tools, building supplies taken from home

    When Deborah Stites walked onto the front porch and found the screen door open and the inside door unlocked to her house Thursday morning she got nervous. When she opened the door and heard movement inside, she called police. Stites told Independence County Deputy Anthony …

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  • 5 Southside teachers net funding from bank’s education initiative

    Five projects conceived by Southside educators will share in $5,000 in grant money provided by the 2014-15 Citizens Bank Education Initiative for the Southside School District. “The Education Initiative demonstrates Citizens Bank’s commitment to educators,” said Bank President Phil Baldwin. “We designed this program to …

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