• Man has no memory of assault

    No memory of what happened to him the night he was assaulted and received a serious head injury is what Michael Hoyle, 40, Bald Knob told Detective Shane Meyer, during a recent interview. “Detective Meyer interviewed Hoyle on Wednesday, June 26, and he told Meyer …

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  • Guard receives awards

    The Batesville Daily Guard took home six first-place awards including Best Features Page and Best Special Issue/Section at the Arkansas Press Association’s 2013 Super Convention held Saturday in Eureka Springs. For Best Features Page judges said, “Easy to read features chocked full of information. Nice …

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  • City engineer announces for school board

    Damon Shea Johnson, Batesville city engineer has announced that he intends to run for Batesville School Board in the upcoming election. “Education is the foundation of success and I am committed to making a positive impact for our students that will help them be successful …

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  • Home visit ends in arrests

    MELBOURNE — A home visit in Brockwell by parole and other officers has resulted in the arrests of the occupants, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Officers from the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections, the Arkansas State Police and the Izard County Sheriff’s Department …

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  • Man sought in truck theft case

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Sheriff’s Department is seeking a second person in connection with a truck stolen from Sonic Drive In in Melbourne on June 22. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said one arrest has been made, and now has warrants of arrest for Gregory Allen …

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  • County, city offices to close

    All Independence County offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Fourth of July holiday, according to Independence County Judge Robert Griffin. The regular Thursday county trash and recycling routes will not run this week. Thursday’s route is the area east of Highway 167 …

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  • Siblings drown at lake; 6-year-old found unresponsive

    HEBER SPRINGS (AP) — Authorities say a brother and sister drowned while swimming in Greers Ferry Lake over the weekend. The Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office says 26-year-old Chetana Armbya was swimming with her 33-year-old brother, Narain Armbya on Saturday when the accident occurred. The sheriff’s …

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  • Driver flees after hit-and-run

    The driver of a vehicle involved in a two-car accident on McHue Road Tuesday evening left the scene and attempted to hide the sky blue 1998 Ford Escort before fleeing on foot. Deputy Jesse Wilson was dispatched to speak with Jennifer Dunegan of Batesville concerning …

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  • Robbery case to get jury

    ASH FLAT — Jason Jones wants testimony excluded when he goes before a jury. Tuesday, he appeared before Circuit Judge Harold Erwin claiming witnesses in his case were intimidated and coerced by authorities. Jones, sitting with his court-appointed attorney R.T. Starken, told the judge information …

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  • School gets $25K fresh fruit grant

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District has been awarded $25,000 through the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grant to introduce fresh fruits and vegetables to kids who might not ordinarily try them at Newark Elementary and Cord-Charlotte Elementary. This is a United States Department …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 21, 1994.

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  • NLR golfer wins ASGA title at The Course at Eagle Mtn.

    Trey Schaap shot a 1-over-par 73 Sunday for the victory in the championship flight of the Arkansas State Golf Association Individual Stroke Play Tournament at The Course at Eagle Mountain. The man from North Little Rock shot a 78 on Saturday for a combined 7-over …

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