• Man yelling at wife is taken into custody

    A woman who claimed her husband was verbally mean to her said she tried to gather her clothes and leave and he would not let her. Holly Sanders, 27, of 454 Blueberry Lane in Cord told Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Gary Franks her husband started …

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  • Low-cost spay/neuter offered

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Cherokee Village Animal Control will host a mobile low-cost spay/neuter clinic Feb. 3 through 5 at their facility at 1531 Highway 289 North in Cherokee Village. Veterinarian services are provided by Dr. Joanna McManus of Arkansans for Animals. Advance appointments are necessary. …

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  • Quorum court welcomes new JPs, remembers Wyatt

    It was the first meeting of the new year on Monday for the Independence County Quorum Court who welcomed four new faces. The meeting began with a moment of silence for Sen. David Wyatt who died earlier in the day. Wyatt served as the Independence …

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  • Genealogical, historical groups to have joint meeting

    The joint meeting of the Batesville Genealogical Society and the Independence County Historical Society will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in First Community Bank’s Rider Room, St. Louis and Harrison streets, Batesville. Presenting the program will be Holly Hope, special projects historian, Arkansas Historic Preservation …

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  • Courthouse to close

    The Independence County Courthouse will close at 1 p.m. Wednesday for the funeral of former County Judge David Wyatt.

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  • Hillcrest sets archery tournament

    LYNN — The Hillcrest School District will host the Screamin’ Eagles Shoot-Out archery tournament Jan. 24 at the Lynn campus gym, 180 School St. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students. Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the event will include team …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 3, 2003.

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  • Historic Barnett building could have new owners – Company considers downtown donation

    Walking the rooms of the now-vacant 36,000-square-foot building, some visitors could remember having Christmas presents wrapped on the second floor or visiting the dentist on the third. The old Barnett Brothers building, however, could soon have a new owner — no money down — because …

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  • Chase moves into Independence Co. – Driver arrested

    A chase that started in Cleburne County ended in Independence and the driver was jailed on numerous misdemeanor charges. According to the report by Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Chris Toland, he was notified by dispatch Friday afternoon that a Cleburne County officer was in pursuit …

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  • Man runs out back door, is captured by officer

    A man who ran out the back door was later apprehended by the deputy in pursuit, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Johnny Byler said he was dispatched to 3240 N. Central Ave. over a man making threats and refusing …

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  • Traffic stop yields meth bust

    MELBOURNE — Two Norfork men were arrested on drug charges as the result of a traffic stop near Calico Rock on Tuesday, according to a news release from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Kevin Warren Gragg, 42, the driver of the vehicle, was charged with …

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  • Batesville student to visit Washington, D.C.

    WASHINGTON — One Batesville High School student will soon be packing her bags for the nation’s capital. U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton recently selected Katherine Sanders of Cave City to be a delegate for the United States Senate Youth Program. She and Ashton …

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