• Newport High School burglarized

    NEWPORT — A runaway juvenile has been linked to a burglary at Newport High School last weed, according to police. Lt. Patrick Weatherford with the Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division said an alarm was tripped at the school around 2 a.m. June 6 and …

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  • Mom hands out tough love

    Passing Mamma’s checks without her permission means her son will now not only face felony forgery charges but he is being charged as a habitual offender as well. Gloria McAdams of Thida reported her son Christopher Atkinson of Jonesboro had been staying with her and …

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  • Four arrested for drugs

                WALNUT RIDGE — Meth, meth and more meth. The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office has arrested four people this week for drugs, according to Sheriff Jody Dotson. Two Imboden men were arrested for drugs after a bondsman called police Tuesday …

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  • New ‘voting centers’ planned Economic tax election set

    The Independence County Election Commission has received a $10,732 grant to purchase electronic poll books that will allow for voting centers, according to the Independence County Election Commission. The grant will allow the purchase of about 10 electronic poll books and the commission estimates another …

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  • Prize Angus calf stolen

    A prize black Angus calf was reported stolen from a Batesville man. Tom Neil Vanemburg told authorities he went to feed and water his 1,200-pound black Angus calf around 6 p.m. Monday and the calf was gone, according to a report from the Independence County …

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  • Mobile homes may be discussed

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock City Council is hoping to have a proposed ordinance concerning the regulation of mobile homes ready for consideration when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday in the city hall, said Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. Other than that, the aldermen will …

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  • ‘Denim, Diamonds’ event slated

    CONCORD — Chimney Rock at Concord will be host to the annual Denim and Diamonds Scholarship Extravaganza set for Saturday. The event for the past three years has resulted in $20,000 for scholarships awarded to the youth of Cleburne County. Guests will meet the scholarship …

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  • YouthBuild to hold barbecue

    YouthBuild will host a summer barbecue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m,. Saturday at Walmart parking lot in Batesville. The meal will include a barbecue pork sandwich, beans, coleslaw, potato salad, and a soft drink. The cost is $6. The event is co-sponsored by Northcentral …

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  • Alumni reunion scheduled

    POUGHKEEPSIE — The Poughkeepsie School Alumni’s 18th reunion is scheduled for Saturday at the old Poughkeepsie School campus. Registration begins at 9:45 a.m. A barbecue lunch will be available for $7. Festivities and fellowship will continue until 2:30 p.m.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 5, 1994.

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  • Local student named All-American Scholar

    Aura Puckett has been named an All-American Scholar by the United States Achievement Academy, according to a news release. The USAA established the All-American Scholar program to recognize students who excel in academic disciplines. Scholars must earn a 3.3 or higher grade point average to …

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  • Honor rolls released

    PARAGOULD —  The President’s List and Dean’s List for the spring 2013 semester at Black River Technical College has been announced.  The two lists recognize local full-time students who have achieved the highest grade point average. The President’s List includes students who have earned a …

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