• Couple praying for a New Year’s miracle

    If there’s one thing Heather Terrell has learned in the last few months it’s that life can change in an instant. On Oct. 21 her husband Joe was rushed to the emergency room at White River Medical Center. “It was just a regular day,” Heather …

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  • 104th celebration

    Blanche Hollandsworth opens a music box during her 104th birthday celebration Sunday at Pioneer Nursing Home in Melbourne. She was born and raised in Maxwell, between Sidney and Cave City, in 1909. Hollandsworth said she remembers working in the cotton and corn fields there as a …

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  • Thefts reported

    A scratch-off lottery ticket, an unattended iPhone 5c and pain pills were reported stolen last week, according to reports from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. George Foster of 97 Bond St. contacted Deputy Anthony Carter Thursday in regards to a breaking or entering and theft …

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  • Man passes out at gas station

    A Batesville man passed out at a service station woke up in a patrol car around 4 a.m. Saturday. Nathan Andrew Richardson, 18, was taken to jail after Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy John Carroll found him passed out at a service station in Southside, with …

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  • Woman reports stolen phone

    A Batesville woman on Monday reported her granddaughter’s cell phone stolen and now Rent One wants it back. Evelyn Townsley said her granddaughter, 25-year-old Samantha Wilson of the same Fred Street address, was recently arrested and since that time, her cell phone has come up …

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  • Store closing

    Deann Castleberry will still be doing custom monogramming for her customers, although she will now be doing it from her home. Her store, The Ivory Owl, is closing. Castleberry said the building she was leasing at 655 St. Louis St. in Batesville has sold and …

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  • Loose horses lead to drug arrest

    WALNUT RIDGE — On Christmas night Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Barnard, 41, of Imboden after helping him put up his horses, which were loose. Barnard faces charges of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. “The arrest came after …

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  • Christmas Eve thefts go awry

    WALNUT RIDGE — Attempted Christmas Eve thefts didn’t go as planned for two Lawrence County residents. With Christmas approaching at 10:26 p.m., a concerned citizen reported two suspicious persons around vehicles in a parking lot at a Portia business, leading to the arrest of 47-year-old …

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  • Drug arrest made on Christmas Day

    WALNUT RIDGE —  A 31-year-old Walnut Ridge woman who couldn’t keep her hands out of her pockets despite orders from a sheriff’s deputy was arrested on Christmas Day for having drugs in one of her pockets. Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson said Ashley Stevens was …

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  • Lawrence joins FCB

    Herb Lawrence has joined First Community Bank as vice president of government guaranteed lending, according to Robb Roberts, senior vice president, senior lending officer. Lawrence is best known in northeast Arkansas for his contributions to entrepreneurs as the director of the Small Business and Technology …

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  • WRMC ICU gets new monitoring system

    White River Medical Center Intensive Care Unit (ICU) recently implemented eICU care, a monitor program through Baptist Health that gives patients an additional team of critical care specialists who will watch over them 24/7. eICU, or electronic intensive care unit, is a two-way monitoring system …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 22, 1994.

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