• Photos sought for Bethesda Day

    BETHESDA — Organizers of Bethesda Day, which will be Saturday, are asking all persons who attended school at Bethesda to make a special effort to attend, said Joseph Hill. With a Facebook page, “Remembering When You Grew Up in Bethesda, Arkansas,” there are more ways …

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  • Man arrested for battery after pushing pregnant girlfriend

    MELBOURNE — A man who allegedly pushed his pregnant girlfriend while holding a baby was taken to jail May 30, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Matthew Galloway, 27, of Mountain Home was arrested near the Homeless Gospel Church near Pineville. …

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  • Pineville man attempts to stab brother, who responds with handgun

    MELBOURNE — An Izard County man apparently forgot the cardinal rule of “don’t bring a knife to a gunfight” last weekend. The Brown brothers of Pineville were arrested Saturday following a fight apparently following a long-term argument over land previously owned by their now deceased …

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  • Museum to offer camp

    The deadline to register for a youth camp at Old Independence Regional Museum is June 16. The museum is offering the fun and educational day camp exploring The Great Depression from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 23 for rising first-, second- and third-graders. The cost for …

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  • UACCB to offer cyber security camp 

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Community and Technical Education Division will offer a free half-day camp for students interested in the growing field of cyber security. Students entering eighth and ninth grades in the fall of 2014 are eligible to attend, according …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 2, 1995.

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  • Cochran’s music on sale now

    Traditional country singer Debbie Cochran, known for her classic country sound, is earning a name in the gospel community with her song “Eyewitness.” The song garnered Cochran an honorable mention in the 2014 New Artist Search presented by Singing News, the largest Christian music publication …

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  •  WRRHA to meet

    The board of commissioners of the White River Regional Housing Authority will hold a quarterly board meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Italian Grill Restaurant in Batesville.

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  • Council moves meeting

    The Batesville City Council has changed its meeting from tonight to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at city hall.

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  • OEM: Tornado gave no warning

    When a storm bringing heavy rains and high winds also brought a tornado rated an EF1 by the National Weather Service shortly before 3 p.m. Friday, children at STARS Academy in Batesville were in their safe spot singing. Daycare owner and director Mary-Katherine Hardin was …

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  • Batesville man arrested for drugs, mischief

    Neighbors came to the aid of a woman who ran from her own home after she found a man lurking in her washroom. Officers Jonathan Brown and Aaron Moody were called to 60 Dishong St. and learned from the neighbors the man had tried to …

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  • Woman flees police, threatens husband

    A Batesville woman was arrested Tuesday night for fleeing and careless and prohibited driving after callers reported that she was acting suicidal, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Andrew Rogers said he was called to 555 W. College Ave. Tuesday shortly before 11 …

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