• Alleged murderer captured after manhunt in Ash Flat – Salem man accused of shooting Batesville resident

    ASH FLAT — It all started as just a Friday night get-together between friends, but before daylight Saturday morning one would be dead and another would be facing a first-degree murder charge. Getting the details of what transpired began shortly after 4:32 a.m Saturday when …

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  • Cave offices to close

    CAVE CITY — All Cave City offices will be closed Tuesday in honor of former mayor Daniel Wilson, who died Friday, said city Finance Manager/Recorder Krystal Schreiner. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the New Bethel Free Will Baptist Church in Sage …

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  • Bond set at $1M for armed doc

    Bond was set at $1 million for a retired local doctor after police disarmed him in the parking lot of White River Medical Center following several threats he allegedly made toward hospital staff. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said retired doctor Gerald W. Fowler, 81, …

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  • Tax, construction, alcohol and homeless make news

    Alcohol, homeless, sand plant, police protection, the old country club, new construction — the city of Batesville saw its share of headlines in 2012 but it was a citywide tax that surpassed all of those in news coverage. On March 13, voters passed the Community …

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  • Agencies to discuss safety plan

    In light of the school shooting in Connecticut, local officials are wondering what other agencies’ roles are in the aftermath. Independence County Judge Robert Griffin has requested a meeting of the Office of Emergency Management, sheriff’s office, Vital Link Ambulance Service, school superintendents and their …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 27, 1993.

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  • Eagle Awareness event begins Friday

    LAKEVIEW — Bull Shoals-White River State Park in Lakeview will have its annual Eagle Awareness Event Friday and Saturday. Attendees will have an opportunity to see eagles, various other birds of prey and migratory birds in the wild as expert rangers, naturalists and park interpreters …

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  • AETN gives advance screening of ‘Soul Food Junkies’ Tuesday

    CONWAY — The Arkansas Educational Television Network, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Public Radio/KUAR FM 89.1 and William F. Laman Library invite the public to a free advance screening of “Soul Food Junkies” as part of Community Cinema at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the …

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  • Herzigs mark 50 years

    TEXARKANA — Martha Ann and Roy Gene Herzig Sr. of Texarkana celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 28, 2012. Martha Ann Keller and Roy Gene Herzig Sr. were married Dec. 28, 1962, in Batesville. They are both retired. They have a son, Roy Gene Herzig …

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  • New year, new hair?

    I’m not much on New Year’s resolutions but am always hopeful at the start of one and the promise that the good will outweigh the bad. That’s not to say I don’t think about, even if it’s quietly, the way I’d like to see the …

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  • ASU fends off Kent State for bowl victory

    MOBILE, Ala. — Ryan Aplin’s productive passing career helped carry Arkansas State to two Sun Belt Conference championships. For his final college game, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound senior didn’t have to be the hero. Aplin completed 21 of 30 passes for 213 yards and a touchdown …

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  • Fouke Monster grabbed headlines in 1971

    Reports of a strange creature roaming the swamps of extreme southwest Arkansas date back to the 1940s. However, those sightings never gained national attention like the story reported by the Bobby Ford family of near Fouke in May 1971. The Fords were in the process …

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