• Driver arrested after getting break from cop

    Unappreciative of a policeman’s Christmas kindness, a Batesville man was arrested when he was stopped for the second time within minutes Christmas night. Around 8:30 Dec. 25 Deputy Bret Ward said he saw a 2001 Ford Explorer going the wrong way (west) on College Avenue. …

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  • Izard men arrested for battery

    MELBOURNE — There was no “peace on earth, good will to men” this Christmas for a few Izard County men, judging by the battery reports made to the sheriff’s office. Kenny Joe Johnson, 34, of Mount Pleasant was arrested Christmas Eve for choking and slapping …

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  • Pharmacy burglaries fail

    Police investigated two failed burglaries at local pharmacies over the weekend. The first occurred around 7:30 Sunday night when Charles Hon, owner of Hon’s Save-On Drugs at 1610 Harrison St., reported his business had been broken into. Deputy Bret Ward said when he arrived at …

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  • Schools ask court not to reconsider ruling

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — School districts involved in a lawsuit over school funding are asking the state Supreme Court not to reconsider its ruling that allows districts to keep excess property tax revenue if they raise more money than what is set under Arkansas’ funding …

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  • Power out for fewer than 5K

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Fewer than 4,500 homes and businesses remain without power several days after a snowstorm blanketed central Arkansas with 10 inches of snow on Christmas Day. Entergy Arkansas had 4,463 customers still dark as evening approached on Monday. The utility says it …

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  • 39 computers given to area residents

    LITTLE ROCK — Connect Arkansas, a project of Arkansas Capital Corporation, has announced the donation of 39 Internet-ready computers to families who completed the Computers 4 Kids program held at First Missionary Baptist Church in Newport. Computers 4 Kids is a three-day digital literacy program …

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  • RN students recognized at UACCB

    Seventy registered nursing students were recognized during the recent pinning ceremony held Dec. 7 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Area graduates included: Ash Flat — Leslie Price Batesville — A. Luke Allen, Alicia Lynn Beasley, Jennifer Black, Tammy Dae Brazier, Angela …

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  • ASU-Jonesboro confers degrees

    JONESBORO — Students from 39 states and eight countries graduated from Arkansas State University during fall graduation ceremonies Dec. 15 at the Convocation Center. Chancellor Tim Hudson conferred diplomas to graduates from ASU’s 11 colleges during a morning and afternoon ceremony. State Rep. Homer Lenderman …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 21, 1993.

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  • People worldwide follow New Year’s traditions

    The transition from the old to the new year is filled with superstitions and elaborate rituals, writes Burt Wolf in his book “Gatherings & Celebrations.’’ “Many people believe that the food and drink of New Year’s Eve will influence life during the coming year,’’ according …

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  • Couple wed in autumn ceremony

    Leann Reed and Todd Mullens were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony Nov. 24 at the home of the bride’s parents. Justice of the Peace Brent Henderson officiated. The bride is the daughter of Rick and Angela Reed of Batesville. The groom is the …

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  • Find the gems in your past

    You can make your personal journey more enjoyable and productive by taking time to think about, write about and act on the following ideas. Pick the ideas that are most meaningful to you and write your thoughts down. You may choose to write in your …

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