• Man who won’t leave taken to jail

    Sir Richard Hughes has a hard time getting to and from Batesville and Newport without finding himself in trouble with the law. Friday night was no exception. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Zach Rawlings said he dealt with Hughes a total of three times within a …

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  • Camper accepts ride, takes driver’s cell phone

    Johnny David McLeod said he had just given the guy a ride from town to Lock 2 when he noticed his cell phone was missing. Thinking the man had taken it, he asked an officer to accompany him to the area to see if he …

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  • Neighbor arrested for breaking, entering

    MELBOURNE — A Melbourne man accused of breaking into a neighbor’s home is facing several charges, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Ronnie Hayden Womack, 52, was arrested Wednesday and placed on an investigative hold with formal charges pending relating to the breaking and entering …

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  • Two teen girls accused of fighting with a third

    Two girls were taken to the juvenile detention center after they got into a fight with another one who reportedly told on them for smoking marijuana. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Michael Calendar said he was called to the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches Friday and spoke …

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  • Scooter rider dies in I-40 crash

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities say a 32-year-old Maumelle man is dead after he lost control of his scooter on Interstate 40. Arkansas State Police say Dylan Poff was driving his scooter east on I-40 near the Levy exit in North Little Rock when …

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  • Guard taking donations for FVP

    It’s a time for giving and receiving at the Batesville Daily Guard. As a way of giving back to the community, the Guard is asking for donations to help Family Violence Prevention in Batesville. During the month of November, those who bring in five or …

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  • Road reopens after bridge work

    ASH FLAT — Mullins Road, in south Sharp County one quarter of a mile off Bold Springs Road at a creek crossing, reopened Monday, according to a news release from the county’s road department. The road was closed Oct. 29 for bridge repair.

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  • MSB hires new director

    The Batesville Kiwanis Club will hear from Main Street Batesville member Bob Carius when the club meets at noon Friday in the First Baptist Church annex at Main and Sixth streets. Carius will discuss efforts being made to revitalize the Main Street Batesville program and …

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  • Ford returns to hometown

    It’s the familiar story of “hometown boy makes good.” And in this true-life tale, the boy, now a man, has returned to his hometown to manage the Batesville Walmart Supercenter. Batesville native David Ford graduated from Batesville High School in 1984 and went to the …

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  • Junior Pioneers take to road in quest of 10-0

    The Batesville Junior Pioneers travel to Harrison today to face the Huntsville Junior Eagles with hopes of an undefeated season in their final football game tonight. The kickoff is scheduled for 7 and the game will be played in Harrison High School’s stadium. The 5A-East …

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  • Concord team moves into tournament final

    CONCORD — The host Concord Junior Lady Pirates advanced to the finals of the Julian Martin Invitational Tournament Monday with their 52-23 semifinal win over the Shirley Junior Lady Blue Devils. Concord led 14-6, 27-12 and 39-19 at the end of the quarter breaks, and …

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  • Red Wolf kicker named again as semifinalist for Groza Award

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas State placekicker Brian Davis has been named one of the 20 semifinalists for the 2013 Lou Groza Award. The award is named after Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Lou Groza and is given each year to the player selected as the top kicker …

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