• Second annual youth career and cookout

    Newport High School senior Dazanell Morgan takes a career readiness and skills exam. More than 100 students from Batesville, Southside and Newport attended the second annual youth career and cookout hosted by the Arkansas Workforce Center of Batesville Wednesday.   Dazanell Morgan  

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  • Six people rescued from Salado Creek

    SALADO — An unidentified man and five children were rescued from Salado Creek Sunday night, according to Glen Willis, director of Independence County Office of Emergency Management. “We got a call about 9:30 with an adult and five kids stranded. They walked up to a …

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  • Accused shoplifter resists, kicks out cop car window

    What was expected to be a routine call of a shoplifter at Walmart for Deputy Anthony Rogers Tuesday afternoon turned out to be anything but routine when he had to wrestle with a young man who later damaged his patrol car. Rogers said he was …

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  • Suspected burglar eludes authorities

    A manhunt by Jackson County authorities and the Arkansas State Police found its way across the Black River Wednesday afternoon when Independence County Judge Robert Griffin was called on to assist. Griffin said he got a request from Jackson County officials around 7 p.m. asking …

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  • Sulphur Rock gets $35,000 parks grant

    SULPHUR ROCK — Mayor Glenda Reding announced during the recent city council meeting that Sulphur Rock has been awarded a $35,000 Arkansas Parks and Recreation grant for construction of a walking trail, reported Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. Reding is also completing grant applications for playground equipment …

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  • Sharp sheriff announces Drug Take-Back Day

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Sheriff’s Department will hold a Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday in front of the county courthouse in Ash Flat, said Sheriff Mark Counts. Anyone with unused, unwanted, unneeded or out of date prescription drugs …

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  • UACCB mascot named: Say hello to River Bandits

    University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Student Government Association President Linh Tran and members hoped the college could have a mascot of its own. Last week they got their wish when the UACCB Board of Visitors approved the River Bandits as its first-ever mascot. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 13, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO At a meeting of the Batesville Board of Trade Friday night, important action was taken regarding the compilation and presentation of data concerning the resources of the White River …

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  • World-class art museum at home in Arkansas

    BENTONVILLE — Why travel to New York, Boston, Chicago or Washington, D.C. to enjoy fine American art, when the best of the masters can be enjoyed some 225 miles from Batesville at the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville? Alice Walton and …

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  • Wilson elected chairman of Lyon College board

    Perry Wilson Perry Wilson, a Little Rock attorney, has been elected chairman of the Lyon College Board of Trustees. The board elected him Friday at its spring meeting on the Lyon campus. He succeeds Raymond LaCroix Jr. of Batesville, who is leaving the board June …

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  • Homecoming set at church

    CAVE CITY — The annual homecoming at Pleasant Valley Church and cemetery, near the banks of Poke Bayou 10 miles west of Cave City, will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, according to cemetery committee spokeswoman Cyndie Christopher. Those attending will hold a short business meeting, …

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  • April is ‘Safe Digging’ month

    April has been proclaimed National Safe Digging Month in Arkansas by Gov. Mike Beebe, according to a news release. The goal is to encourage excavators and homeowners to call Arkansas One Call System at (800) 482-8998 before digging. State law requires the person responsible for …

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