• Moorefield eyes tax hike

    MOOREFIELD — The Moorefield Town Council will meet in special session at 7 tonight to have the third and final reading of an ordinance enacting a 2-percent sales and use tax increase to be placed on the November general election ballot. The meeting will take …

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  • Izard jail gets high marks

    MELBOURNE — Inspectors recently gave the Izard County jail high marks, Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. The Izard County Detention Facility was inspected Aug. 13 by the Arkansas Criminal Detention Facilities Review Committee. The committee noted that the food service in the facility was well managed …

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  • Ballot positions drawn

    The Independence County Election Commission held a ballot draw on Thursday for the November 2014 general election. The draw decides what position the candidates will be listed on the ballot: U.S. Senate — Tom Cotton, Nathan LaFrance, Sen. Mark Pryor, Mark H. Swaney U.S. Congress …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 16, 1995.

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  • Library Memorials

    The following memorials have been made to the Independence County Library’s endowment fund: Dean Johnson — Autry’s White River Furniture Charles Nail — Jamie and JoAnn Davidson, Hot Springs Independence County Extension Homemakers Club deceased members 2013-14 — Independence County Extension Homemakers Club Elizabeth “Betty” …

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  • Dreams do come true – Family going to Disney World

    SOUTHSIDE — Four-year-old Layne Holder has spent a great deal of his life in a hospital, but soon he and his family will spend some time at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Mid South, an organization that grants …

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  • City proposes lower millage to sweeten pot

    An olive branch that could sweeten the deal for an annexation is in the works, according to Batesville city officials. The wording of a proposed ordinance that would send an annexation proposal to the voters in November has been changed. Last week the Batesville City …

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  • Three wanted on theft, forgery charges

    Local authorities are looking for three people charged with felony crimes of theft or forgery in Independence County. On Aug. 13 Independence County Deputy John Carroll was dispatched to a residence regarding a break-in and theft involving numerous items, including a 2006 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. In …

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  • Fundraiser tickets on sale

    Tickets for “The Grand Independence Musical Revue,” the Old Independence Regional Museum’s fundraiser will take place at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 in Brown Chapel at Lyon College. A variety of music will be provided by Danny Dozier and Pam Setser, Friendship Baptist Senior Choir, Highlander …

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  • Solution to ballooning costs still up in the air – Several ideas floated at health insurance committee meeting

    What to do about ballooning health insurance costs is still up in the air, although several ideas were floated Wednesday afternoon. A Batesville City Council insurance committee meeting was held with city council members Margarett Henley, Chris Poole and David Shetron and city employees Jeff …

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  • First Community Bank wraps fire truck

    Educating children about fire safety is an important part of what the Batesville Fire Department does. To enhance the education process, the department has recently purchased a new engine, which received a new “Pioneer Nation” wrap thanks to First Community Bank. “We frequently see reports …

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  • Izard residents pull together for Dream Catcher nonprofit

    MELBOURNE — Bagging a trophy buck or reeling in a story-worthy catch are the dreams of any sportsman, but many face even further challenges when confined by a handicap or disability. But one organization is helping disabled and terminally ill sportsmen to overcome those challenges …

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