• Banner Church to hold gospel meeting

    BANNER — Banner Church of Christ will have a gospel meeting Friday through Sunday. Ricky Treat will speak at 7 p.m. Friday, and Joel Lewis will be the speaker at 7 p.m. Saturday. Sunday will be homecoming day with Craig Wilson speaking at 10:30 a.m. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 28, 1995.

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  • Ex-teacher facing new child-sex charges

    MELBOURNE — A former teacher/youth pastor arrested for sex crimes against children is now facing additional charges, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Additional sex-related charges against children have been filed against Robert Norton, who was charged in June of this year with 24 …

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  • Sheriff: Shooting under investigation

    What may have been an accidental shooting has resulted in a death. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said his officers were dispatched to a residence in regards to a single gunshot wound. Officers found a man in the driveway when they arrived and a woman …

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  • Man assessed as level 3 sex offender

    MELBOURNE — A Melbourne man who was sentenced on April 14 in Izard County Circuit Court for sexual assault involving a teenager and for social host has been assessed as a level 3 sex offender, Sheriff Tate Lawrence has announced. The offense also involved the …

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  • Copper thieves knock out phone service

    AT&T phone service for residents north of the area of Green Lane and North St. Louis Street was disrupted last Wednesday night when copper thieves struck two phone company pedestals. Phone company representative Brisden Slayden told police thieves got a total of about 40 feet …

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  • Several individuals busted for drugs

    If you’re driving around in the middle of the night with drugs in your car, you really should have tail lights if you don’t want to be stopped by a cop. Just ask Randy Joe Vickery. Independence County Deputy James Ebbert said he was on …

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  • Ejected driver killed

    A Newport man, identified as 57-year-old Steven K. Burris, was killed when he lost control of his 1988 Toyota around 2:30 p.m. Friday just south of Newark on Highway 69. Arkansas State Police Trooper Jeremy Page said Burris was southbound when he went off the …

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  • Man, 19, pleads guilty to murder in daughter’s death

    SEARCY (AP) — A 19-year-old White County man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree murder in the death of his 4-month-old daughter. Dustin Lee Watson was sentenced after pleading guilty today in White County Circuit Court in Searcy. …

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  • Bank expanding into northwest Arkansas – Doug Lynch named market president

    Citizens Bank has announced the initial step of its expansion into northwest Arkansas with the opening of a Loan Production Office in Fayetteville. Doug Lynch, a veteran banker in northwest Arkansas, will lead this effort as northwest Arkansas market president. He has served as Citizens …

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  • Man who broke into ex’s house sentenced for assault

    A Batesville man who broke into his ex-girlfriend’s house, tried to steal her clothes and threatened to kill her has been sentenced in Independence County Circuit Court. Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Judge Dan Kemp sentenced Guadalupe Jaramillo of 1285 Addie St. to four years in the …

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  • Warrant issued in disturbance

    Bond has been set at $35,000 for a Case Street man involved in knife incident on Dry Run Circle Wednesday. In a court affidavit Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Mike Mundy said officers were dispatched to a residence (Benny Dodd) on Dry Run Circle in regards …

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