• Tick season returns in full force – They can carry serious illneses

    FAYETTEVILLE — Despite a cold winter that some hoped would kill off ticks, the pestilent  pests are active and biting throughout Arkansas and neighboring states. “This year we’re seeing an abundance of lone star ticks and American dog ticks,” said Kelly Loftin, extension entomologist for …

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  • USDA to help boost declining honey bee population

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced $8 million in Conservation Reserve Program incentives for Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin farmers and ranchers who establish new habitats for declining honey bee populations. More than half of the commercially managed honey …

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  • Bad Boys looks to open new line

    Bad Boy Mowers may be looking to open another facility, according to Independence County Economic Development Larry Jones, who said at Monday’s Independence County Quorum Court meeting the company is investigating plant locations for production of a rotary cutter often referred to as a Bush …

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  • Driver outruns police, dumps stolen vehicle

    A 26-year-old who said he was going to give officers a run for their money will need to raise a little cash of his own. Thomas Michael Patterson faces felony and misdemeanor charges after he took a vehicle from a car lot Thursday and did …

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  • Accused drug dealer posts $20K bond, is released

    MELBOURNE — A $20,000 bond was set for a 19-year-old man accused of dealing drugs, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Garrett Buster Campbell, address unavailable, was arrested July 6 on drug-related felony charges, all delivery of different controlled substances. Campbell posted bond the …

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  • Izard Co. man arrested twice

    MELBOURNE — Drunks and drugs made up a large portion of reports from the Izard County Sheriff’s Office in the past two weeks. Among them were Richard Thomas Brown, 56, of Pineville who was arrested for felony criminal contempt of court. Brown was released July …

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  • Bank acquires property for future growth

    Citizens Bank has moved a step closer to laying the physical foundation for its 10-year plan to strategically grow into a regional banking organization, based in Batesville, by seeking out acquisition and expansion opportunities. Citizens Bank has acquired property along St. Louis Street (between Case …

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  • Chamber still accepting vendor applications for water carnival

    Friday will be the last day to get an arts, crafts, or business booth for the White River Water Carnival, according to a news release by the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. Applications may be picked up at the chamber office located at 409 Vine …

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  • UACCB board to hold quarterly meeting Thursday

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Board of Visitors will hold its quarterly meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday in Independence Hall, Room 104. An agenda includes announcement of new employees, enrollment and facilities updates and other personnel reports. Meetings are open to the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 3, 1995.

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  • Burdin named to honor roll

    SEARCY — A Batesville resident is among more than 1,200 students included on the Harding University dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester, according to a news release. Briley Burdin is a senior. The dean’s list is published each semester by Dr. Larry Long, university …

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  • UALR lists grads

    LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has announced its graduating class of spring 2014, according to a news release. Area graduates include: Batesville — Shana Wheat, Timothy Sturch, Elizabeth Bunch Bradford — Mark Thomas.

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