• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 28, 1993.

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  • Man dies after shooting at Searcy apartment

    SEARCY (AP) — Police are investigating after a 27-year-old man was fatally shot at a Searcy apartment complex. Police responded to a call of shots fired Sunday afternoon at the Searcy Apartments on North Pine Street. Police identified the victim as Chris Pruitt of Searcy. …

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  • 2nd murder charge added in pregnant woman’s death

    SEARCY (AP) — A man charged with capital murder for the slaying of a Bald Knob woman will face a second count because the victim was four months pregnant when she died. Prosecutor Chris Raff added the additional capital murder count on Friday against 28-year-old …

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  • White Co. escapee tumbles through hospital ceiling

    SEARCY (AP) — A White County jail inmate who was taken to a hospital while serving a nine-day sentence tried to escape by crawling through a ceiling but wound up falling onto a nurse’s station. Authorities say 25-year-old Brandon Uriah Terrell of Searcy blocked a …

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  • Atlas earns award

    Atlas Asphalt Inc. of Batesville has been recognized for the Top Statewide Quality Asphalt Paving Award for Two-Lane Highway Average Daily Travel Greater than 2,000 on Highway 36 near Searcy. The award was presented at the annual convention of the Arkansas Asphalt Pavement Association. Association …

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  • Contracts to be discussed

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board will meet at 6:30 tonight at the high school cafeteria. Principals’ reports and the renewal and offering of contracts will be considered. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Bids for project to be opened

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Bids for an expansion of the Pleasant Plains Volunteer Fire Station will be opened when the city council meets at 7 tonight in the city hall, said Mayor Rick Siler. Two companies interested in the project previously asked for bid packets, Siler …

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  • Following in His footsteps – Local couple return from trip to Holy Land

    The Gates of Hell are at an entrance to a cave. The famous Jordan River is about the size of Salado Creek and people can’t actually swim in the Dead Sea. Believers Community Church’s pastor, David Insell, and wife Kathy found these facts out on …

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  • Oil pipeline runs through Independence County

    The Pegasus pipeline that carries crude oil from Patoka, Ill. to Nederland, Texas, which ruptured last week near Mayflower, enters Independence County near its northeast corner, crosses the White River near Magness, comes within about a mile of Salado Creek and goes through Pleasant Plains …

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  • Attorney questions school tax proposal

    A little over two months ago Batesville School District Superintendent Randy Willison proposed to the school board that they seek a millage tax increase designated for school safety. This was in response to the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. At the time of the announcement long-time …

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  • Volunteers needed to assist in search for girl

    WALNUT RIDGE — The Walnut Ridge Police Department and Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office are organizing more volunteer searches today and Saturday for missing teen Sidney Randall. “Volunteers are asked to arrive at the Walnut Ridge Police Department between 8 and 10 a.m. to sign up,” …

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  • Shoplifting arrest made for bar code changes

    A Brewer Hill Road man was arrested Wednesday afternoon for allegedly changing the bar codes on numerous products at the Batesville Walmart store. Store personnel told police they observed Jason William Laden, 37, accompanied by an unidentified woman, going through the store selecting items and …

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