• Heber Springs home featured on TV

    HEBER SPRINGS — How does one build an 8,000-square-foot home and keep it secret? Security and lots of it. The home, which will be featured on a popular television series, is still under construction in Heber Springs and has caused quite a buzz with the …

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  • HRA files suit over audits

    Several million dollars would go a long way in helping Health Resources of Arkansas with its financial woes if a judge or jury finds in its favor. A lawsuit filed in Independence County is seeking damages from the HRA’s former financial advisers and its associates. …

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  • Batesville man killed in two-vehicle crash

    A Batesville man was killed a day shy of his 35th birthday following a two-vehicle accident in Bald Knob Saturday night. Nivardo Zoquitecatl of 1580 N. Central Ave. was killed when he failed to stop at a red light at the I-55 exit ramp and …

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  • Copper plumbing reported stolen

    Bank of America has a few missing items on a house it owns in Independence County. The theft report filed Tuesday with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office claims copper plumbing has been stolen along with wiring to an air conditioning unit. The damage is estimated …

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  • Flue fire destroys home in Cord

    CORD — Cord and Charlotte fire departments were called to blaze at about 12:35 p.m. Thursday that began when a wood stove caught a home on fire at 9180 White Drive in Cord. According to Cord Volunteer Fire Department Chief Rusty Paul, homeowner Mike Diana …

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  • Former resident is playwright finalist

    A former Batesville resident has been named a finalist in the 11th Annual New Jersey Playwrights Contest, according to a news release, and will be among a host of contestants to present staged readings of their musicals Feb. 11-13 at William Paterson University in Wayne, …

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  • Southside juniors prepare for D.C.

    SOUTHSIDE — Two Southside High School juniors will soon be on their way to Washington, D.C. after winning the 2013-14 ARcare Academic Challenge. Katie Kramer and Brooke Sitkowski will travel to Folger’s Theatre to see a professional production of “Richard III” and visit the U.S. …

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  • Planning meeting canceled

    The Batesville Planning Commission has canceled its meeting for the month of February due to a lack of new business on the agenda. The next meeting will be the first Monday in March.

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • Scholars recognized

    CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Dean’s List and the Presidential Scholars List for the fall 2013 semester. Recognition on the Dean’s List requires at least a 3.5 grade point average with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours. Students must achieve …

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  • Honor Roll – Melbourne High

    MELBOURNE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2013-14 school year at Melbourne High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — John Phillip Conrad, Justus Cooper, Brittney Dudra; general — Madison Barnett, Ashli …

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  • 7 arrested in sting operation

    Seven people went to jail Thursday after simultaneous searches were conducted at 1935 E. Boswell St. and the Triangle Trailer Park in Batesville. According to 16th Judicial Administrator Dale Weaver, his agency along with agents with United States Homeland Security and Arkansas State Police conducted …

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