• 10 counts of rape filed

    For years, Jeffery A.J. Treat got away with raping a young girl. Nearly 10 years later, he admitted it. Now, the 47-year-old man faces multiple counts over incidents that happened in the summer of 2005 in Independence County. The affidavit for arrest claims that the …

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  • Quorum court reverses April decision; Bad Boys gets money

    The second time was a charm for Bad Boy Mowers Inc. as a representative of the company and others were able to convince justices of the peace to grant another $300,000 to the company on Monday during the Independence County Quorum Court meeting. The economic …

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  • Rapist sentenced

    MELBOURNE — A Calico Rock man has been sentenced to prison for rape, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. William Winston Taylor, 43, was jailed following his sentencing in Izard County Circuit Court on Aug. 4. Taylor was sentenced to 16 years in the …

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  • Cord-Charlotte teacher fired

    CHARLOTTE — A Cord-Charlotte Elementary teacher will no longer be teaching second or any other grade at the Cedar Ridge School District after the Cedar Ridge School Board voted to terminate her contract Friday night. Ellen Harmon was hired by the district in 2005 but …

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  • Freedom Warriors meeting set for tonight in Searcy

    SEARCY — The Freedom Warriors Riding Association of Arkansas Inc. will have its monthly meeting at 7:30 tonight at the Lightle Center, located at 2200 E. Moore St. in Searcy. The meeting is open to members, guests and anyone interested in joining the association. The …

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  • Concord Schools ready to begin new year

    CONCORD — Concord School District will begin classes Aug. 18. Superintendent is Dr. Michael Davidson. Administrative assistant is Cynthia Cornelison. District treasurer is Perralee Simpson. District test/Arkansas Consolidated School Improvement Plan coordinator is Patsy Henderson. School board officers are Chris Roark, president; Rose Sparks, vice …

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  • Sponsors sought for Newspapers In Education

    Signup nears for the Batesville Daily Guard’s Newspapers In Education program and area public school and home-school teachers are encouraged to participate in the free program, said Christine Brown, Guard circulation manager. Newspaper delivery starts Sept. 15. NIE is an international educational effort that helps …

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  • Three ribbon cuttings announced by chamber

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will host three ribbon cutting ceremonies this week for local businesses. White River Services and Solutions, a technology solution provider located at 905 20th St., will hold a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Later that afternoon at 4 …

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  • Oil Trough job to be discussed

    OIL TROUGH — The Oil Trough City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall to discuss replacing John Long, who resigned last month as the town’s street and water supervisor, said Recorder-treasurer Amy Goyne. “We’re hoping we have people to interview,” she …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 3, 1995.

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  • Prescribed fire workshop offered

    JONESBORO — A prescribed fire workshop for landowners will be presented by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Arkansas Forestry Association from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 26 at Forrest L. Woods Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, located at 600 E. Lawson Road in Jonesboro. Topics …

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  • Pageant seeks candidates

    BLYTHEVILLE — Miss Northeast Arkansas and Miss River Delta pageants, both preliminaries to the Miss Arkansas and Miss America pageants, are now seeking qualified candidates to participate in the pageants. The counties included for these competitions are Mississippi, Crittenden, Poinsett, Greene, Clay, Cross, Independence, Randolph, …

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