Lynn woman allegedly burned girl, 10, with cigarette

April 26, 2010 WALNUT RIDGE — A 40-year-old Lynn woman was arrested for second-degree battery Thursday for allegedly burning a child with a cigarette, said Lawrence County sheriff’s Capt. Jody Dotson. Arrested was Marie Williams, who remained in jail Friday afternoon awaiting a bond hearing.

Concord board to meet

April 26, 2010 CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 7 tonight in the high school media center to consider four employee resignations, hire classified employees and hire a daycare program director for the remainder of the school year, said Dr. Mike Davidson, superintendent. The directors will also consider a proposed 2010-11 school calendar and proposed changes in board policies.

ICEDC schedules meeting

April 26, 2010 The Independence County Economic Development Commission will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. The meeting is open to the public.

Storm damage reported as light

April 26, 2010 Several low-lying Batesville streets became flood zones when a heavy thunderstorm rolled across the northern part of the state around 4:45 p.m. Friday, dumping 4 inches of rain within about a one-hour period. Independence County Office of Emergency Management Director Glen Willis said this morning that water ran 3 to 4 feet deep in front of Mazzio’s Pizza on St. Louis Street, causing several vehicles to stall out when the drivers tried going through the water.

Contractor finds home damaged

April 26, 2010 A contractor who arrived at work Thursday to begin remodeling of a government-owned home that has been vacant for over a month found more than he bargained for, according to Independence County Deputy Jonathan Brown. Tripp Clark, a contractor with Turf Toppers of Wynne, told Brown he arrived at the residence on Harkey Road shortly after lunch Thursday and found the home had been damaged. “When he went inside he found that someone had burned holes in two different walls and tried to burn a newly replaced window,” Brown said.

Ozarka sets graduation

April 26, 2010 Melbourne — The 2010 Ozarka College Commencement will take place at 7 p.m. May 13 in the John E. Miller Auditorium. For those students graduating, practice will be held in the John E. Miller Auditorium at 2 p.m. May 6. Graduates will meet in the Lecture Hall at 6 on the night of commencement. Caps and gowns may be picked up May 3-14 at the Ozarka College Bookstore. A photographer will be available in the Conference Room of the John E. Miller Education Complex prior to graduation from 5-6:30 as well as after the ceremony.

Guard wins

April 26, 2010 The Batesville Daily Guard took home a number of awards at the 2010 Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors Contest, and Managing Editor Angelia Roberts was named to the state APME board of directors. The results were announced Saturday at the Arkansas APME’s annual convention and awards dinner in Little Rock. For the second year in a row, Guard Assistant Managing Editor Andrea Bruner won first place in Spot News. This year’s award was for “Father finds missing daughter.”

Alleged inhalers face court dates

April 23, 2010 Allegedly claiming he has an addiction to dust remover, an 18-year-old Batesville man was arrested for huffing in the local Walmart store Wednesday night.Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Ernie Gillihan said he was dispatched to the store around 10:20 p.m. where employees had detained Cody L. Goercke.

OT credits community college

April 23, 2010 Now at the beginning of what he calls a rewarding career, an occupational therapist gives a lot of credit to the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.Chris Kohler of Jacksonville went on from UACCB to earn a master’s degree in occupational therapy from University of Central Arkansas in Conway. “Through the six years of my college experience,” he said, “nothing was more pertinent to my goal of becoming a health care professional than the two years I spent with UACCB.”

Prosthetic office is target of burglars

April 23, 2010 Before leaving work Monday afternoon Paula Breckenridge made her usual rounds, making sure lights were turned off and the doors were locked and everything was fine.Breckenridge said when she returned to work at JP&O Prosthetic & Orthopotic Laboratory, 1432 Harrison St., she noticed things had been moved around on her desk and her calculator was missing.After a further check of the office she said she noticed a light shining underneath a storage room door.