• Tax-free weekend nears

    Those waiting to buy school supplies or new clothes will have a chance to give their wallet a break by taking advantage of Arkansas’ tax-free weekend starting Saturday. The annual sales tax holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and end at 11:59 p.m. on …

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  • Teams getting ‘fired’ up for truck pull

    They’ll tug and they’ll pull and when it’s all said and done there will probably be plenty of huffing and puffing from those trying to catch their breaths. But what would one expect after trying to pull 74,700 pounds of red, white and chrome for …

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  • Newport man dies on job

    A Newport man died Monday morning while on the job at a Batesville chicken plant, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Andrew Rogers said he was dispatched to White River Medical Center shortly before 10 a.m. where he was notified …

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  • Council to recognize dispatch supervisor’s years of service

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 tonight at city hall to recognize Joy Wilson for her 16 ½ years of service. The agenda also includes a resolution to authorize the mayor to enter into a contract for the firefighters training/workforce training center, a …

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  • NADC offers energy assistance

    Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Inc. has contracted with the Division of County Operations for local administration of the 2014 Summer Energy Regular Assistance Program. The program begins Aug. 4 and runs through Sept. 30 or until funds are depleted, whichever occurs first. Applications have already …

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  • Education co-op to destroy records

    WALNUT RIDGE — The Northeast Arkansas Education Cooperative will destroy 2008-09 special education records on Thursday, according to a news release. State and federal guidelines require that all special education due process forms and records be maintained for five years after a student leaves the …

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  • Church to hold indoor sale

    PLEASANT PLAINS — An indoor yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at Pleasant Plains First Assembly of God, located at 7477 Batesville Blvd. in Pleasant Plains. The event will be …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 17, 1995.

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  • Hundreds ‘Rock This House’

    ASH FLAT — Zero. It’s the number Margaret Feinberg and husband Leif prayed for, and the number they heard at the doctor’s office. It’s the number of cancer cells remaining after her treatment ended. And it’s the number she continues to pray for while keeping …

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  • Naked man shot after taunting two people

    Two men who were minding their own business at a storage unit found themselves being taunted and harassed by a naked man who ended up getting shot, according to a report filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. The incident was reported Saturday night around …

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  • 1 sought in shooting of girlfriend

    A man accused of shooting and injuring his girlfriend remained at-large this morning following a search in the Sulphur Rock area at around 5 p.m. Sunday. Joseph Bramblett of Sulphur Rock is being sought in the incident after officers were advised of a woman being …

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  • Tussle ends in arrest

    A total of nine charges were issued after a tussle over a traffic stop landed a Pleasant Plains man in jail. Frankie Ciamaricone, 52, would not comply with orders from Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Mark Clark after he did not stop at an intersection Friday …

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