• State’s tax-free holiday draws large crowds

    In this economy, every little bit of savings helps and thousands turned out to take advantage of the 2014 Arkansas sales tax holiday, a yearly event where sales tax does not have to be paid on items such as school supplies, clothing and accessories. As …

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  • Ozarka hires criminal justice program coordinator

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College has announced the hiring of its new criminal justice program coordinator and instructor, according to a news release. Nicholas Wilcox has substantial work experience in law enforcement. Most recently, he served Fletcher Technical Community College in Louisiana as a full-time instructor …

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  • Pryor continues job tour with local business leaders

    U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor will continue to reach out to Arkansas manufacturers about his “American-Made Strong” jobs legislation with a tour stop at Bad Boy Mowers, 102 Industrial Drive in Batesville, at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Pryor will also host a roundtable with Mayor Rick Elumbaugh …

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  • Main Street Farmers Market to feature many activities

    Batesville’s Main Street Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the pocket park with more than 15 vendors selling fresh local produce and local handmade crafts. Featured will be local and organic produce from Garden Girl Produce and Five Acre …

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  • Food, crafts needed for Calico Rock event

    CALICO ROCK — Vendors of food, crafts and other merchandise are needed for the third annual Mountain Man Rendezvous/Native American Day to be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 12 and 13 in Calico Rock. Booth spaces are $25 each. Booths for those …

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  • Vendors being sought for Beatles at the Ridge

    WALNUT RIDGE — Vendors are being sought for the Beatles at the Ridge music festival, to be held Sept. 20 in downtown Walnut Ridge. Prices are as follows for a 10-by-10 booth: craft/art booths, $40 per slot and an additional $15 for 110-volt, 15-ampere electrical …

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  • ‘From Mothers to Murder’ to be performed

    Batesville Community Theatre will present “From Mothers to Murder,” four original one-act plays, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Holloway Theatre at Lyon College, located next to Edwards Commons. Admission is free. For more information call Ginger Sandy at (870) 307-3314.

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  • Local teens attend citizenship camp

    Independence County youths spent a week in the seat of state government learning how government works and putting what they learned to work during the Citizenship Camp, held June 22-27. These were lessons the students might not have learned at school, according to Jackson Alexander, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 24, 1995.

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  • Final respects

    John Norman Harkey was once described as a man who would grab hold like a snapping turtle and hold on until it thundered. Much like a David who battled Goliath, he would stand alone to fight for what he believed was right. That principled characteristic …

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  • Fight at home ends with four arrests

    MELBOURNE — A man who grabbed a toddler from another person’s arms and threw the child on the couch was actually one of four people arrested at the home, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Deputies were dispatched July 28 to …

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  • Inmates recaptured on Cave Creek Road

    Two inmates who walked away from the Independence County Recycling Center were recaptured just hours later. Kyle Travis McTigue, 22, of 2085 Oak Hill Loop near Cushman, and 28-year-old Michael P. Bryant, 29, who lists an address of 20 Bobbye Lane at Southside, are back …

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