• U.S.A.

    Kyler Caraway, 9, of Mount Pleasant shows off his patriotism by drawing “USA” with sparklers Monday evening. Several fireworks displays in the area are scheduled as Independence Day approaches. Citizens Bank will host the 16th annual “Celebrate America” Fourth of July extravaganza at Riverside Park …

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  • Mo-ped rider arrested for DWI

    A man riding his mo-ped was arrested for driving while intoxicated, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. On Tuesday, Deputy Daniel Heflin said dispatch had called him and advised that Tommy James, 54, of 2800 N. St. Louis, was riding his …

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  • $40K bond set in threat case

    When told his unemployment benefits were being held up, Timothy Lee Little, 43, 156 Dixon Lane, Melbourne, became angry and threatened employees at the Arkansas State Workforce Office in Batesville, according to an affidavit filed in Independence County Circuit Court. The employees said on June …

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  • Driver flees from police

    Three people fled during a traffic stop early Tuesday morning in east Batesville, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Aaron Moody said he was in the vicinity of 25th and Case streets around 1:45 a.m. when he saw a blue …

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  • Mabry discusses working in China

    A year and a half ago Ed Mabry, former Independence County economic development director, took a job as a global business consultant for Asia, and at Friday’s Kiwanis Club meeting he talked about what it was like working thousands of miles from home. Mabry travels …

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  • Crews find bodies of siblings in Greers Ferry Lake

    HEBER SPRINGS (AP) — Authorities have recovered the bodies of a brother and sister who drowned while swimming in Greers Ferry Lake over the weekend. The Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office says divers recovered the bodies of 26-year-old Chetana Armbya and 33-year-old Narain Armbya on Monday …

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  • Multi-family yard sale to benefit fire department

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock Area Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will have a multi-family yard sale at 8 a.m. Saturday at the park in Sulphur Rock. All proceeds will go toward equipment for the fire department. Anyone who has items to donate may call …

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  • School’s sidewalks to benefit from $44K grant

    Central Magnet Elementary will soon make use of a $44,000 grant for the reconstruction and addition to its existing sidewalk thanks to the Arkansas Safe Routes to School program The grant was written as part of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s grant writing contract …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 25, 1994.

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  • Four work zones to greet Ark. motorists Thursday

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Four work zones will greet Arkansas motorists on major state highways during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, but state highway officials said Tuesday that Interstate 40 between Little Rock and Memphis will have all lanes open after months of construction …

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  • Wrongful death lawsuit filed

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — The mother of a man who was killed while working at Arkansas Nuclear One in Russellville has filed a wrongful death lawsuit over the incident. Susan Allen, the mother of 24-year-old Wade Walters, filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Pope County Circuit Court. …

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  • Social media seminar offered by chamber of commerce/ASU

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce with the Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center is offering a “Five Steps for Social Media Marketing Success” seminar 1-4 p.m. July 10 at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce at 409 Vine St. in Batesville. …

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