• Parolee charged for bringing drugs to interview

    Donald Harwood had a bad lunch break Thursday. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Carter said he was dispatched to the Independence County probation and parole office around 12:22 p.m. where parole officer Becky Clark said Harwood, 38, of the Bradford area, tested positive for drugs …

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  • UACCB names interim chair

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville announces changes in the Nursing and Allied Health division, including a new interim NAH division chairwoman, Marietta Candler. Candler joined the faculty at UACCB in 1994 and has been teaching for 20 years. She holds a master …

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  • Batesville Little Pageants registration under way

    Registration is now open for the 2015 Batesville “Little Pageants,” and contestants are needed, according to Alicia Ritchie, one of the pageant volunteers. The pageants are open to Independence County residents only and will take place July 29 starting at 6 p.m. Last year’s (2014) …

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  • Vest receives felony charge

    A man who admitted to stealing wire near a cemetery on Sandtown Road is being charged with a felony. Scott Vest, 35, of Oxford faces a theft of property charge after he was stopped Sunday by Deputy Bobby Woods. Woods said he stopped Vest because …

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  • Quorum court to hear requests

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Jess B. Carpenter building located at 368 E. Main St. Independence County Judge Robert Griffin will request for approval of overtime for road employees and County Tax Collector Janet Perkey will request …

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  • Road closing Monday

    County road work will require that Jamestown Loop be closed to traffic on Monday. The closing will be from the junction with Locust Grove Road and continuing south for 1 1/2 miles, according to the Independence County Judge’s Office. Closing times will be from 8:30 …

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  • Council reviews reports, bills

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock City Council held heard a general discussion of business including monthly reports when it met recently, said Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. The aldermen also reviewed monthly bills.

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  • Benefit dinner scheduled

    A barbecue sandwich dinner will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. July 12 at Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church, located at 2935 Bethesda Road near Batesville. The meal includes a pork or chicken sandwich, coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans, dessert and a drink. The cost …

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  • Jacksonport State Park hosts exhibition

    JACKSONPORT — The Hugo and Gayne Preller’s House of Light traveling exhibition opens at 10 a.m. July 12 at Jacksonport State Park, with a short presentation and book signing by curator Chris Engholm and the couple’s granddaughter, Gayne Preller Schmidt. The exhibition recounts Hugo and …

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  • CPR/first aid class offered

    The Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class will be offered by Vital Link ambulance service from 6 to 10 p.m. July 14 at 1033 EMS Drive in Batesville. The fee of $40 covers the cost of the textbook and CPR card. To register call …

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  • Midland teachers named STAR educators

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Six teachers at the Midland School District have been named STAR Discovery Educators by the Discovery Educator Network, a global community of educators who seek to integrate digital media learning tools into the classroom, according to a news release. The STAR educators …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 1, 1995.

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