• School: First-day numbers up

    A head count of students attending the first day of classes at the Batesville School District showed enrollment to be up 48 students compared to last year’s head count, Superintendent Gary Anderson told the Batesville School Board Monday night. A physical count of students on …

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  • Officers assaulted at jail, juvenile detention center

    Those already incarcerated are piling on more charges after incidents were reported at the jail and the juvenile detention center. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Fred Friar said he was dispatched to the jail on Monday after an inmate hit a guard. Friar said he talked …

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  • Sun says JPD chief bullied reporter

    JONESBORO (AP) — The publisher of the Jonesboro Sun newspaper wants the city police chief to quit, saying the chief bullied a reporter into quitting by making a series of derogatory statements about her on Facebook. In a story published Wednesday, Sun Publisher David Mosesso …

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  • Concord board to discuss hiring resource officer

    CONCORD — The Concord School Board meeting originally planned for Monday has been rescheduled for 7 tonight at the high school media center. Agenda items include discussion of the Wilburn property appraisal, student transfer requests, installation of a security access system at the elementary and …

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  • Pediatric cancer survivor recognized

    Danielle Brazier, 20, of Batesville was one of two pediatric cancer survivors honored this summer as graduating scholars at the CARTI Kids Dennis Jungmeyer Scholarship Awards at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock. Brazier graduated earlier this month from Arkansas Tech University where she …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, August 22 – Sunday, August 24, 2014.

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  • APPLE applications being accepted

    Applications are now being accepted for the APPLE Project Upward Bound, a federally sponsored TRiO program for high school students in grades nine through 11. APPLE Upward Bound serves young people who desire a college education but know they will require help with academic skills, …

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  • ‘Come Meet Your Candidates’ slated for Saturday

    HARDY — Sharp County Republican Women will present Come Meet Your Candidates at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Beach Club BarBQ in Hardy. Special guest Mark Martin will be presented with a first edition of “The Last Lion,” a biography of Winston Churchill written by …

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  • Nursing scholarships to be awarded

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Three nursing students attending Ozarka College at Mountain View will receive scholarships totaling $9,000. Kenneth and Janice Sutton began offering scholarships to students enrolled in the nursing program at Ozarka-Mountain View in 2011. This year, they will be awarding three scholarships, $3,000 …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 14, 1995.

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  • Cyclist killed in collision

    SUCCESS (AP) — Arkansas State Police say a Missouri man is dead after crashing his bicycle into an oncoming vehicle in northeastern Arkansas. State police say the crash happened Wednesday at Arkansas 328 and U.S. 67 in Clay County. According to a preliminary report, 72-year-old …

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  • Student injured at frat house

    JONESBORO (AP) — Police at Arkansas State University say an 18-year-old student was badly hurt by a flying piece of a broken golf club at a fraternity house. Authorities say a female student was taken to a Memphis hospital after she was impaled by the …

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