• Alive for a Reason: Ozzy’s Story

    The contrast couldn’t have been more vivid: Ozzy, minutes old, a mere 7 pounds of soft skin and downy hair, asleep in the arms of Joe Self, his burly hulk of a father with shoulders as big as Christmas hams. Ozzy was five weeks premature …

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  • Youth ranch cited for violations

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Human Services has cited the Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranch in Batesville for two violations — alleging a 16-year-old boy was allowed to live unsupervised in a ranch cabin. The ranch allegedly failed to meet standards for the …

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  • Blood-splattered man arrested for girlfriend’s assault

    Joshua E. Corter After answering the knock on his door from police, while allegedly wearing blood splattered clothing, a Camp Tahkodah man is being charged with first-degree aggravated assault of his girlfriend, according to a court affidavit. In the court document, Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator …

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  • Two arrested in scrap metal theft

    Police arrested Joseph A. Halpaine, 34, and Kyla Riddle, 20, of Batesville after getting complaints of them stealing scrap metal in the North Heights area Thursday morning. Around 9:15 a.m. Independence County Deputy Ernie Gillihan was at a Westside convenience store when a woman told …

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  • Fight ends in arrest

    A fight between a man and a woman at a Fowler Street residence Friday night sent a woman went to the hospital and her boyfriend to jail. Deputy Ben Keener said he responded to the residence around 10 p.m. where Donald B. Davis, 55, reportedly …

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  • UACCB students, faculty awarded

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville recognized students and faculty during its annual awards reception recently. Linh Tran received the Outstanding Service Award. As a freshman, Tran was elected vice president of the Student Government Association and now serves as president. “She demonstrates …

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  • Student inducted

    WALNUT RIDGE — Kindalh Mayfield of Concord has been inducted into the Zeta Alpha chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Fraternity at Williams Baptist College, according to a news release. Mu Phi Epsilon is a coeducational, professional music fraternity. A primary purpose of Mu …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 25, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Dr. J.S. Rogers of Little Rock, general secretary of the mission board of the Baptist State Convention, has been called as pastor of the First Baptist Church here. Dr. …

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  • Results reported for Newport drag

    NEWPORT — Steve Simpson, Joe Williams and Tom Clay were the winners at the Newport Dragstrip here Sunday. Simpson won the street stock race, with Barry Taylor and James Spence in tow. After Williams crossed the line first in the footbrake division. He was followed …

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  • Turner wins BMS feature

    LOCUST GROVE — The Batesville Motor Speedway continued the Isle of Capri Points Series Friday night as Jordan Turner took the checkered flag in the IMCA modified series. William Lawrence won the factory stock, Joe Payne took the street stock feature, and Ronnie Jones placed …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sport events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, May 8 – Saturdady, May 12, 2012.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Football NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former Saints defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove describes in a sworn statement how he was told by ex-defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and current New Orleans assistant head coach Joe Vitt to deny the existence of a bounty program to NFL investigators. …

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