• Murder-suicide reported

    NEWPORT — A Swifton man who called 911 and said he shot his wife was later found dead, according to a news release from Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas. Around 12:40 p.m. Sunday, the sheriff’s office received a 911 call from the son-in-law of Gayland …

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  • UACCB’s vice chancellor accepts position at UACCH

    UACCB has Independence Hall. The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope has Hempstead Hall. Both have relatively the same number of students enrolled and their cities have surpassed 10,000 in population. But what UACCH will soon have that the University of Arkansas Community College …

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  • Dismantled moped found

    A Batesville woman reported finding her son’s moped in “a million pieces” Sunday afternoon after the 22-year-old was reportedly beaten up by friends. According to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Andrew Rogers met April Bauman at 14th and Byers streets where she said she …

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  • Tax delinquent land sale set for Independence County

    A public auction for the sale of tax delinquent land in Independence County will be held at the Independence County Courthouse at 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to John Thurston, Arkansas commissioner of state lands. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Recent legislation has affected the …

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  • Dealership promotes 2

    The Wood Family Dealership has announced that Phil Brissey is now the general sales manager with an emphasis on the General Motors line and Stanley Wood Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac, according to a news release. “Phil has been an integral part of our organization for …

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  • Gem club to hear about carvings

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Spring River Gem & Mineral Club’s upcoming program is Qing Dynasty Stone Carvings, beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday at Omaha Center in Cherokee Village, said president Lynn Maxedon. The Qing Dynasty was from 1644-1911. “Our speaker is Belinda D. Fish, director …

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  • County offices to close

    All Independence County offices will be closed from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday for a memorial service for the Honorable Judge John Norman Harkey, according to a news release from Independence County Judge Robert Griffin’s office.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 23, 1995.

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  • Prayer Shawl group changes meeting dates 

    The Prayer Shawl group at Bethesda Campground Methodist Church is now meeting at 6 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of every month. Those who would like to learn to knit or crochet or who already have these skills are welcome. Besides prayer shawls, …

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  • Radio operation classes announced

    SEARCY — The North Central Arkansas Amateur Radio Service will host an entry-level amateur radio operators class at Gum Springs Fire Department, located at 2320 Highway 267 South. The class will meet from 6 to 9 tonight and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 10 …

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  • Inmates escape work detail

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public’s help in locating two inmates who walked off from the Independence County Recycling Center around 12:30 p.m. today. The inmates, Kyle McTigue and Michael Bryant, were incarcerated in the Independence County jail on misdemeanor charges and …

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  • Duke fellow opens new practice

    After 20 years in the mental health field, Beverly Caraway recently stepped out on her own and opened her own business, Caraway Psychiatric Services, PLLC and is changing the status quo. Armed with a master’s degree from Vanderbuilt University, Caraway is bringing mental health services …

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