• West Center Street reopens

    CAVE CITY — Bridge repairs on West Center Street in Cave City have been completed, and the street is now open, according to the Sharp County Road Department.

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  • BHS to cut ribbon

    The Batesville High School will hold a ribbon cutting to celebrate the new Alumni Walk at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Batesville High School, located at 1 Pioneer Drive. The Alumni Walk is dedicated to BHS alumni who have excelled in their professional careers.

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  • King of the Crag announced

    The King of the Crag 2014 was recently held at the Jamestown Crag just outside Batesville. The annual rock-climbing competition hosted climbers from all over the Midwestern part of the United States. A little over 50 climbers competed in three separate divisions ranging from recreational …

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  • Suspect arrested after tussling with cop

    The call of possible shots being fired on Cleghorn Chapel Road resulted in one arrest after a tussle with an officer. Roy Dean Leslie Shutt, 31, of Newark faces two felony and three misdemeanor charges and is being held on a $50,000 bond, according to …

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  • Stranger returns man’s wallet

    Mark Wilhite lost his wallet last week and said worse than losing any money he had in it, was the hassle of having to replace his identification, credit cards and other miscellaneous cards. After resigning himself to the loss the next morning something unusual happened …

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  • Woman accused of stepping on mother’s oxygen cord

    MELBOURNE — A Horseshoe Bend woman who cut off her mother’s oxygen supply was arrested for battery, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. The sheriff said that Stacy Alberson and her mother got into an argument at a residence at 1316 …

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  • Self-defense class set for women

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Department Community Relations Team will hold a hands-on self-defense class 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Eagle Mountain Magnet School Gym. The class will be taught by members of the Independence County Sheriff’s Department and participants will pair off …

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  • Woman bitten by dog

    A Batesville woman reported being bitten by a dog while she was running, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Alissa Stark, 28, of Batesville. Stark said the dog ran from a house porch and jumped up and bit her on the …

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  • Arts council to celebrate Day of the Dead

    Free “Kids Day” will be held Saturday at Batesville Area Arts Council’s Gallery on Main for a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Parents may drop by with their children any time from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to take part in the …

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  • Sheriff’s office: Two men kick in front door

    Reco Walker said he was in the bathtub when he heard a loud noise coming from his living room. When he emerged he found his front door had been kicked off the door frame and two white men were running from his house. Walker told …

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  • Guard seeking submissions

    With Christmas just around the corner, the Guard is seeking submissions for its Holiday Gift Guide about area craft fairs, cantatas, parades and other holiday events to feature in the upcoming special section to be published Nov. 26. Submissions can be made by contacting staff …

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  • Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch to hold benefit

    A benefit for the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pepsi Warehouse at 1125 Batesville Blvd. Barbecue dinners will be served in the parking lot and are $5 for a sandwich, chips, drink and dessert. …

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