• Calico Rock celebrates first passenger train

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum welcomed more than 200 people to Main Street on Saturday to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the first passenger train to town. The railroad was built largely by hand from Batesville to Cotter in 1903. The line connected …

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  • Man charged with raping small child 18 years ago – Another accused of sexually assaulting girl

    MELBOURNE — A recent investigation into child pornography has resulted in a man being charged with rape nearly 20 years after the incident, according Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Johnny D. Carte, 62, of Evansville, Ark., was arrested on Wednesday for rape, a class Y …

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  • Man accused of threatening family members

    First-degree assault on a family member, interference with emergency communications and public intoxication charges were assigned to 61-year-old Lynn D. Watters of Locust Grove after Deputy John Carroll was dispatched to 70 Cherry St. over a disturbance in progress involving weapons. Carroll said he was …

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  • Daughter, son-in-law accused of forging checks

    Mom and Dad were not happy to find out their daughter and son-in-law were cashing unauthorized checks on their account. So unhappy, they filed a police report and their daughter is facing five felony charges and their son-in-law two. Cpl Ernie Gillihan said he met …

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  • Suicide ends hostage situation

    Newport — A man who was reportedly holding his wife hostage ended up killing himself as police arrived Friday afternoon, according to Lt. Patrick Weatherford with Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. Newport police officers were dispatched to 408 Logan St. in reference to a …

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  • Spending spree results in forgery, fraud charges

    Finding a purse and going on a spending spree was short-lived for 31-year-old Sarah Ann Ray, who now needs to come up with money for her $10,000 bond. The investigation began July 20 when Deputy Anthony Carter spoke with Ashley Austin in regards to her …

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  • Council to discuss façades, condemnation

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The agenda includes the second reading of an ordinance to establish design standards for commercial façades, recognition of community garden board members, condemnation of property on College Street, a report from Public …

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  • NIE delivery nears; signup continues

    Signup for the Batesville Daily Guard’s Newspapers In Education program continues and area public, private and home-school teachers are encouraged to participate in the free program, Christine Brown, Guard circulation manager, said. Newspaper delivery starts Sept. 16. NIE is an international educational effort that helps …

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  • Shoe plant closes; 85 out of work

    MOUNT IDA (AP) — Munro & Co. has shuttered its Mount Ida shoe plant, saying that keeping the 45-year-old plant open was not “competitively feasible.” The plant had 85 employees, all of whom lost their jobs immediately Friday. The shoemaker will continue operations at Clarksville, …

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  • Stuttgart student faces expulsion after prank

    STUTTGART (AP) — Stuttgart school officials say a high school student may be expelled after allegedly spray painting “The South Will Rise Again” on a brick wall in the school’s courtyard. The school says another student reportedly involved in a series of pranks may be …

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  • Hot temps predicted after mild Arkansas summer

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says Arkansas will wrap up August with hot temperatures after a relatively mild summer. Forecasters say temperatures will likely approach 100 degrees this week with an even higher heat index in all areas of the state except …

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  • Junior, senior high football scrimmages get going tonight

    Circulation area junior and senior high school football teams are slated to scrimmage this week, and first up are the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves. The Junior Timberwolves and Timberwolves will travel to Bigelow and play a triangular scrimmage with their host and Rose Bud. The Junior …

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