• Police investigate slaying

    CONWAY (AP) — Police in Conway are investigating the slaying of a man whose wife found him bleeding outside their home. Authorities identified the victim as 42-year-old Francesco Trujillo, who was discovered early Tuesday. Trujillo’s wife told investigators her husband was outside with family members …

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  • Volunteers still needed for Arkansas tornado help

    VILONIA (AP) — Relief groups in Faulkner County are asking for more volunteers to help clean up the area, six weeks after an E4 tornado devastated the cities of Vilonia and Mayflower and killed 15 people throughout the state. “All our people are worn out. …

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  • Woman killed, 3 kids hurt in Arkansas wreck

    HAMPTON (AP) — Authorities say a Louisiana woman was killed and three children were injured in a single-vehicle wreck in south Arkansas. According to Arkansas State Police, the crash happened Monday afternoon on U.S. 167 in Calhoun County. A preliminary report says Freda Moore of …

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  • Tiny Arkansas town to dedicate park for Angelou

    STAMPS (AP) — Stamps has approved a plan to dedicate its only park in honor of the small Arkansas town’s most famous former resident, the late poet Maya Angelou. The Stamps City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to dedicate the park for Angelou who died …

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  • Reunions set

    Love, Franks family MOUNT PLEASANT — The annual Love/Franks family reunion will be held Sunday at Mount Pleasant Elementary cafeteria. A potluck lunch will be served at noon and all family and friends are invited to attend.   Satterwhite family CAVE CITY — The family …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 10, 1995.

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  • City to pass on some of insurance increase to employees

    The city of Batesville will be passing some of its ballooning health insurance rates to the employees, starting next month. Thursday night, the council met and approved a proposal that would increase what the employees pay for dependants, whether spouse, child or family.  Mayor Rick …

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  • Habitat expected to raise $3,500 after banquet

    The Roman author known as “Pliny the Elder” is credited for the phrase “Home Is Where the Heart Is,” but on Thursday it was the supporters of Habitat for Humanity of Independence County who opened their hearts to ensure meeting the need for decent, affording …

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  • $80K in meth found during traffic stops

    Traffic stops over the weekend resulted in finding meth worth more than $80,000. The unrelated incidents started Friday night when Arkansas State Trooper John Qualls stopped a silver extended cab Nissan pickup just off of White Drive. Investigator Chris Toland with the Independence County Sheriff’s …

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  • Man tossed in drunk tank after using racial slurs at jail

    There was no happy meal for the man who was causing a scene in a fast-food restaurant parking lot, but instead he got tossed in the drunk tank after fighting officers and upsetting inmates at the jail. Nicholas Jon Guyette, 21, of Batesville faces public …

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  • Fireworks planned at Strawberry

    STRAWBERRY — Strawberry Fire Department will host a fireworks show June 28 at the Strawberry Ball Field. Donations are being accepted to help with the purchase of the fireworks. A shaved ice stand, bounce houses, a concession stand and other vendors will be available. For …

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  • Anime Blues Con nears

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Anime Blues Con, a convention dedicated to bringing art and culture of all things Asian and anime, will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Memphis Convention Center at 255 N. Main St., according to a news release. Events will include a …

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