• ‘Spring Xplosion 2012’ comes to BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — The Batesville Motor Speedway will present the “Spring Xplosion 2012” event Friday, packing a lot of racing into one night as the United Sprint Car Series and modified’s come to town. Along with the sprint cars and modifieds, street stock, factory stock …

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  • ID fraud, debit card fraud reported

    Ronald Ross says he has never lived in Bryant and that the AT&T phone bill of $1,132.14, listed on his credit report, is not his. Ross, who lives in west Batesville, told police that he recently went to his bank and refinanced a truck and …

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  • Money order scam victim owes bank money

    Accepting an online offer to make money by cashing checks has a Batesville man in hot water with his bank. Josh Wilder of Quail Valley reported the scam Tuesday afternoon. “Josh explained to me that he had posted his resume to an online job search …

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  • Gary Catt – Paid Obituary

    Gary Catt Gary Catt, 50, of Fayetteville, formerly of Floral, died Sunday, March 25, 2012, in Fayetteville. He was born July 8, 1961, in Osceola and was the son of Leyman Troy Catt Jr. and Bettye Dirion Catt. He was valedictorian of the 1979 Class …

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  • Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs dies at 88 in Tenn.

    Earl Scruggs NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It is impossible to overstate the importance of Earl Scruggs to American music. A pioneering banjo player who helped create modern country music, his sound is instantly recognizable and as intrinsically wrapped in the tapestry of the genre as Johnny …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 16, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO H.L. Ayers died Saturday morning about 6:30 o’clock at the Phoenix cotton gin where he was employed, the cause of death being heart failure. Mr. Ayers had been engineer …

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  • Billy Joe Tatum – Paid Obituary

    Billy Joe Tatum Nationally known wild foods authority. Acclaimed author. Gourmet chef and epicurean expert. International traveler. Unofficial ambassador to the world for Arkansas. Billy Joe Tatum was all of these things and more, but to those who knew her and loved her, she was …

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  • Several area homeowners report burglaries

    Someone backed their car up Hope Morin’s deck in order to load more than $12,000 in stolen loot, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Morin, who lives on Happy Trails in Sulphur Rock, reported her home was burglarized sometime between 8:30 …

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  • Bad Boy Mowers breaks ground

    Bad Boy Mowers broke ground Wednesday on the site of its $7.4 million expansion at the company’s Batesville headquarters. Bad Boy, a manufacturer of a variety of zero-turn mowers and multi-terrain vehicles, plans to add 150 new jobs at an average wage of $18 per …

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  • Vaughn Riley ‘The Guitar Man': 50-Plus Years of Pickin’ and Still Doing It

    BETHESDA — A turning point in Vaughn Riley’s life came when his younger brother got tired of trying to play guitar. “He’d asked for a guitar for Christmas. He plunked on it for awhile and then lost interest in it,” Riley said. “I had a …

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  • ‘Arkansas Ghost’ author to speak

    Dr. Brooks Blevins (Photo by Tim Ellis-Darkroom Studio) Dr. Brooks Blevins will speak at the Mabee-Simpson Library at noon April 2 about his latest book, “Ghost of the Ozarks: Murder and Memory in the Upland South.” A brown bag lunch will be provided. The book …

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  • Mtn. View to host folk festival April 19-22

    Mountain View — Special music programs are among the events planned for this year’s big celebration of the 50th Annual Arkansas Folk Festival in Mountain View, set for April 19-22. This year’s theme is “Through the Decades — Celebrating 50 Years.” A Young Musicians Concert …

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