• Pardon sought in 1982 shooting at E-Shade

    It’s been almost 32 years to the day since Cecil Knappenberger shot Wiley Johnson. Now the man once charged with murder who ended up in prison for manslaughter is seeking a pardon. It was around 8:34 p.m. on March 23, 1982 when former State Trooper …

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  • Rollover sends two to hospital

    SULPHUR ROCK — A one-vehicle accident Monday afternoon resulted in two people being transported to the hospital with injuries and a careless driving charge for the driver, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. The accident occurred at about 4:32 p.m. at …

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  • Scottish Festival nears

    The 35th Arkansas Scottish Festival will be held April 11-13 on the  Lyon College campus. “The Arkansas Scottish Festival celebrates Lyon College’s Presbyterian and Scottish roots and begins with the Celtic Concert at 7:30 p.m. (that) Friday in Brown Chapel. The opening ceremony (that) Saturday …

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  • Chamber trap tournament set for Friday

    The third annual Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Trap Tournament from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday at the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex Registration will begin at 9 and the first pull will be at 10. Each team will consist of five shooters shooting 25 targets …

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  • Myers, Chaney, Neeley streets to get repaved

    Atlas Asphalt has announced it will be working on Myers and Chaney streets in Batesville today and Thursday, according to Mark Lamberth. “Then we will move over to Neeley Street and do several blocks on Neeley on Friday,” he said. “We try to take advantage …

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  • Southwest Trail was first surveyed road in Arkansas

    “The Southwest Trail — Old Military Road or a Road of Many Names” was the topic of the program given at Old Independence Regional Museum on Sunday as told by two “rut nuts,” a self-description given by Scott Akridge and Bill Leach to themselves. Both …

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  • Lyon sets art show

    Lyon College’s “Students’ Senior Thesis Art Show” will be held through April 11 at the Kresge Gallery in the Alphin Building on campus. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday and candidates for a bachelor of arts in studio art will showcase …

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  • Citizens Bank promotes employee

    Citizens Bank has promoted Charolette Royal to the position of assistant corporate trust officer, and she has recently attained the title of certified corporate trust specialist. “Charolette achieved the CCTS designation by demonstrating excellence in the field of corporate trust,” said Robin Brock, senior vice …

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  • Jazz pianist sets performance

    Lyon College will host a master class with jazz pianist Steven Solomon, at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Bevens Music Room in Brown Chapel, according to a news release. A recital will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Bevens. “Solomon’s music unites jazz, pop …

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  • Alzheimer’s caregiver workshop offered at Ozarka

    ASH FLAT — An Alzheimer’s caregiver workshop called Hope for the Future will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Friday at Ozarka College, located at 64 College Drive in Ash Flat. Registration will begin at 7:30. The following topics will be covered: an overview …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 17, 1994.

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  • Officer shoots Cave woman after stabbing

    BALD KNOB (AP) — An Arkansas police officer responding to an alleged stabbing inside a convenience store shot the suspect. At around 10 a.m. Monday, a man and woman entered a convenience store at 119 U.S. Highway 167 in Bald Knob, where the woman allegedly …

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