• Sculpture weaves together art, architecture

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Robert Lemming always wanted to construct a large-scale public art project, but he never thought he’d be able to coordinate one. Adam Crosson always had an interest in art, but his background is in architecture, and he didn’t know how to go …

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  • Beebe urges civility in government

    HOT SPRINGS — Gov. Mike Beebe told members of the Arkansas Municipal League on Thursday that the state needs a spirit of cooperation, saying that partisanship has “attacked our country from within.” In a passionate and unusually campaign-oriented speech, Beebe criticized the gridlock in Washington …

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  • Ina Belle Rutherford – Paid Obituary

    Ina Belle Rutherford, 82, passed away June 21, 2012, at her Eden Isle residence in Heber Springs. She was preceded in death by her parents, Enos and Ollie Nicholas, and a grandson, Spencer Roach. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Robert; daughter, …

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  • Correction

    An incorrect number was listed in a story published in the Guard’s how-to special section that ran Thursday. Glenda Headstream of River City Realty has been in the real estate business for 43 years.

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  • Northside acquires new fire truck – Department hopes it will save homeowners money

    Northside Fire Department recently purchased a 2012 F550 mini pumper and that’s good news for homeowners, according to Northside Fire Department Captain Shawn Stephens. “This truck will help us lower our ISO (Insurance Service Office) rating which will in turn lower homeowners’ ratings,” Stephens said. …

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  • Escape foiled – Shanks found in cell

    An attempted escape was thwarted Wednesday at the Independence County Juvenile Detention Center. According to a police report, Independence County Deputy Zach Rawlins was dispatched to the facility around 7:20 p.m. When he arrived he met with Lt. Dennis Fuller who said the staff had …

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  • Board tours expansion

    Construction on Batesville High School’s new expansion isn’t quite completed but on Monday members of the Batesville School Board got a tour of the progress. A growing student population had Batesville High School making plans last year for a 27,563-square-foot expansion and renovation of the …

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  • Willison talks school choice

    A pair of Arkansas school districts filed court papers Tuesday asking a federal judge to delay enforcing an order that limits student transfers between school districts. U.S. District Judge Robert Dawson ruled this month that a state law allowing the transfers was unconstitutional because a …

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  • Thompson hired as CEO

    SALEM — The Fulton County Hospital at Salem has named Marion “Tony” Thompson of Batesville as its new chief executive officer. Thompson has served as associate administrator and facility planner at White River Health System in Batesville since 1998. “We are excited to welcome Tony …

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  • Nichols named foundation director

    A new foundation director at White River Health System has been named, according to a news release. As director Tim Nichols will be responsible for the advancement of the WRHS Foundation through effective leadership, development, implementation and administration of Foundation activities and fundraising programs, according …

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  • ‘Summer Celebration’ is Friday

    The Batesville Area Arts Council will hold a “Summer Celebration” fundraiser Friday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Main Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the Reunion Band set to perform at 7. Auction items will include paintings, drawings, theatre events, a week at …

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  • Clown arrested for child porn

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Authorities in western Arkansas arrested a clown Wednesday on a child porn charge. Police in Fort Smith arrested Thomas Harold Morgan, who also goes by “Sondance the Clown,” after investigators seized computers and hard drives from his home, spokesman Cpl. Steven …

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