• Quorum court to meet

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Jess B. Carpenter (library) building located at 368 E. Main St. in downtown Batesville. Justices of the peace will discuss county matters and hear reports from department heads. All meetings are open …

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  • Doctor charged with 3 more voyeurism counts

    PARAGOULD (AP) — A Paragould gynecologist accused of taking photographs of a nude patient faces additional charges after police said three more patients identified pictures of themselves on his cellphone, according to documents filed in a Greene County court. Greene County District Judge Dan Stidham …

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  • Woman accused of shoplifting $144 in eye shadow

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — An Arkansas woman whose mug shot shows her in heavy aqua and maroon eye shadow is accused of shoplifting $144 in makeup. Police in Fayetteville arrested 31-year-old Brandy Allen, accusing her of stuffing handfuls of eye shadow into her purse Monday. Officers …

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  • UA enrollment tops 26K

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Preliminary enrollment figures for the University of Arkansas show that the school has a record 26,301 students for the fall semester. The school says the total is nearly a 4 percent increase from the fall 2013 enrollment — a rate of growth …

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  • Student recovering from fraternity accident

    JONESBORO (AP) — An 18-year-old Arkansas State University student is recovering after she was impaled in the neck with a golf club during a freak accident at a fraternity house. Natalie Jo Eaton was upgraded from critical to serious condition Wednesday. She has been at …

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  • Ex-employee ordered to pay $600K

    TEXARKANA (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a former food mart employee to pay nearly $600,000 to a commercial trucking company for phony fuel purchases. Sadiq Sadruddin Lakhani was sentenced Wednesday in Texarkana. He was also ordered to serve six months in federal prison …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 28, 1995.

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  • Fox attempting to break new ground with ‘Utopia’

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — It appears as if almost anything might be possible in “Utopia.” Whether its ensuring participants can legally hunt, readying for wildfires or accounting for an impending pregnancy, the masterminds behind the new Fox unscripted society-building series have prepared for every …

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  • Hurricane Norbert churns off Mexico

    MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Norbert is churning in the Pacific well off the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said early today that Norbert was packing top sustained winds of 80 mph. It’s centered about 165 miles …

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  • Argentine dinosaur may shed light on huge beasts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers studying the remains of an enormous dinosaur — a creature that was bigger than seven bull elephants — have given it an equally colossal name: Dreadnoughtus, or “fearing nothing.” Scientists hope its unusually well-preserved bones will help reveal secrets about …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, September 5 – Sunday, September 7, 2014.

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  • Carnival, Billy Joe Royal highlight TNT Festival

    NEWARK — Newark’s Times-N-Tradition Festival turns 20 this year and will feature something it’s never had before — a carnival. “We’re excited to get a carnival. We’ve never had a carnival at this festival,” said Ernie Pectol, one of the organizers. “I’ve always wanted to …

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