• 14th-seed Harvard wins NCAA first

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Some people may have heard of the school that’s suddenly generating a bit of March Madness buzz. Harvard. Yep, Harvard —the school known for producing U.S. presidents, Supreme Court justices and Nobel Prize winners earned its first NCAA tournament victory …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball DENVER (AP) — Corey Brewer sank three free throws with 2.1 seconds left and the Denver Nuggets stretched their franchise-best winning streak to 14 games with a 101-100 thriller over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night. Anthony Randolph blocked Damien Wilkins’ desperation jumper …

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  • Farm Bureau applauds House vote on tax cut

    Reps. Jody Dickinson of Newport, John Hutchison of Harrisburg, James McLean of Batesville and Tommy Wren of Melbourne drew praise Monday from Independence County Farm Bureau for their votes on HB 1039, the bill that would create a sales tax exemption for utilities used in …

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  • Three graduate from Drug Court

    It was a day three women could stand before 16th Judicial District Judge Dan Kemp and feel good about it — graduation day. On Monday, Sheri Douthitt, Deambra Ward and Jessica Coleman graduated from the 16th Judicial Independence County Drug Court, a special court that …

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  • Easter events set for Saturday

    The Easter Bunny will visit several area cities this Saturday, hiding eggs and posing for photos. Here are a few of the Easter activities in the Guard-circulation area this weekend: Easter by the River Sonic Drive-In has organized “Easter by the River,” scheduled for 9 …

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  • Programs, students win awards

    The EAST programs at Batesville junior and senior high schools were recently presented with Superior School awards in their age divisions during the annual Environmental And Spatial Technology conference while one student was named the organization’s national logo design winner. Batesville High sophomore Elise Fry …

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  • 3 arrested for shoplifting

    Baby items taken from Walmart and valued at a little over $20 landed a mother and son in jail. Randolph S. Wilson, 27, and Kimberly D. Wilson, 52, both of the same Amagon address, were arrested Tuesday after officer Zach Rawlins was dispatched to the …

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  • Man leads chase, is arrested

    Police were able to apprehend a Batesville man wanted on a local warrant after they were dispatched to a residence where he was not wanted or allowed by a “no contact” court order, according to Independence County Deputy Andrew Rogers. Rogers said he was dispatched …

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  • Newport man shot; 2 jailed

    NEWPORT — Allegedly shooting a man because of a dispute has led to charges of first-degree attempted murder for two Newport men. Bond of $150,000 each has been set for Leotis Gist Jr., 20, and Nico Cox, 23, after a man was shot in his …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, March 22 – Sunday, March 24, 2013.

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  • Winter storm warning issued

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A winter storm warning is in place for northeastern Arkansas, where a springtime storm system is predicted to bring 3 to 5 inches of snow. The National Weather Service issued the warning for Clay, Craighead, Greene, Lawrence, Poinsett and Randolph counties. …

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  • Wheels, tools taken from farm

    Charlotte resident Marcus Kevin Rawlings reported to police Wednesday that approximately $2,500 worth of wheels, tires and tools were stolen from his property on Mount Herman Road sometime since Sunday. Rawlings told Independence County Deputy Michael Darr that someone had cut a lock off a …

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