• County offices closed; trash will run

    All Independence County offices will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday, according to County Judge Robert Griffin. However, the regular trash and recycling routes will run as normal. County offices will resume normal business hours on Monday. The Independence County Library will be …

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  • Woman with gun arrested in factory

    NEWPORT — A Jackson County woman is facing charges of aggravated assault and false imprisonment after she reportedly walked into a Newport steel plant with a gun. According to Sheriff David Lucas, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at about 2:40 p.m. …

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  • Interested parties sought to begin IndCo Mounted Patrol

    An organizational meeting to establish the Independence County Sheriff’s Department Mounted Patrol will be at 7 p.m. April 29 at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets. The mounted patrol is designed to be used in search and rescue …

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  • Diabetes support group meeting announced

    The diabetes support group hosted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences North Central will meet at noon Thursday at Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 409 Vine St. The guest speaker will be Julian King, a registered dietician with the University of …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 7, 1994.

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  • Community Banking Month celebrated

    The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and Merchants & Planters Bank celebrate ICBA Community Banking Month — a month full of community pride for local residents, small businesses and the community banks that proudly serve them, according to a news release. Throughout the month, …

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  • BHS grad presents ASU exhibit

    Jon E. Inloes, a graduating student from the Arkansas State University Department of Art and Batesville High School graduate, will present his senior exhibition, “An Alluring Nightmare,” in the Dean B. Ellis Library Gallery. The show will run from Monday through Friday with a closing …

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  • Quorum court shoots down economic grants

    Bad Boy Mowers Inc. and Lifeplus International will not get economic grants from the county, after all. In an 8-2 vote, the Independence County Quorum Court overturned the Independence County Economic Development Commission’s (ICEDC) recommendation to give incentive grants to Bad Boy and Lifeplus at …

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  • Mother accused of endangerment after small child found riding bicycle alone

    MELBOURNE — A Melbourne woman was arrested last week after her small child was discovered riding a bicycle on the highway, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Lawrence said the child said he was going to his grandmother’s house to get something to eat. …

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  • Man taken into custody after stopped with stolen items

    At first, there didn’t appear to be anything missing. When Independence County sheriff’s officers arrived at GP Motor Sports Friday and met with the owner, David Payne, he said he had first thought the empty spaces on the shelves were from items that had already …

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  • Marshall steps out on her own

    After years of renting booths from others, cosmetologist Karla Marshall has stepped out on her own and is now the owner of Mane Attraction Salon located at 320 E. College Ave. If the name sounds familiar — it should. Mane Attraction Salon was formerly owned …

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  • Scot Fest winners named

    Lyon College held a number of competitions during the 35th annual Arkansas Scottish Festival on Saturday. Winners and categories of the Community Quintathlon include: Asparagus Toss — Ghost Cheatham, Celtic Templars, first place; Kyle Talley, Citizens Bank Student Superheroes, second place; Nathan Cheatham, Gaelic Crossfire …

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