• Hand grenade leads to charge

    MELBOURNE — Stephen Anthony Townsend, 42, of Oxford, who had been charged and in jail for third-degree battery, has also been charged with being in possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that upon a search of Townsend’s …

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  • Friday 13th unlucky for shoplifter with warrant

    Friday the 13th turned out to be an unlucky one for a Cord man when police were called to Hastings Entertainment in Batesville and found he had an active warrant for theft along with no prescription for narcotics. An employee of Hastings called police around …

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  • Theft nets 2 arrests

    MOUNTAIN HOME — One adult and one juvenile from Sharp County were arrested Sunday evening in Baxter County for stealing a boat-trolling motor and battery charger from a grounded boat. The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office received a report at about 5:15 from a caller who …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sport events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22, 2012.

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  • ICYAA Torpedoes win in final home swim meet

    The Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes took first place out of five teams Saturday at the North Complex swimming pool in the final regular season meet. Torpedoes won 18 of the 45 events and scored 349 points (girls and boys) to beat out the …

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  • BHS hires former Lady Pioneers, ‘proven builder’

    Randi Wilson Two former Lady Pioneers and a coach who’s familiar to basketball fans in the area were officially hired by the Batesville School Board in a public meeting Monday night. Tim Fulks, whose senior girls basketball teams at Bald Knob won 252 games in …

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  • Scrappers rack up another state title

    BLYTHEVILLE — With five straight state championships already under their belt, the Batesville Scrappers rolled into the Blytheville Youth Sports Plex looking for one more, and did not leave empty handed. The Scrappers, Batesville’s 13-year-old All-Star baseball squad, advanced to the championship game of the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 3, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO The natural resources of this section must sooner or later attract investors who realize the greatest profits to be derived from our minerals is to save the cost of …

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  • ‘Ozark Folks’ is contest theme

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View is sponsoring a photography contest with the theme “Ozark Folks.” Photographs entered in the contest must be taken during the 2012 season at the park, where Ozark folks of all ages can be …

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  • WBC sets classes at Bradford

    BRADFORD — Williams Baptist College will offer classes in Bradford  for the 2012 fall semester, according to a news release from the college’s main campus at Walnut Ridge. Registration will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 7, at Bradford High School. The classes are held at …

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  • Gospel singers, historians meet

    The Izard County Singing Convention met for the regular monthly Sunday afternoon singing at 2 p.m. July 8 in the Orgel Mason Memorial Auditorium on the campus of the Brockwell Music School on Highway 9 North at Brockwell. The Rev. Mike Haney, president of the …

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  • Fulchers to mark 60th anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. John Fulcher, 2012                     John and Betty Fulcher will celebrate their  60th wedding anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at First Community Bank in Batesville. The couple met in Killeen, Texas, on July 5, …

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