• Quorum court to meet

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the juvenile courtroom located on the second floor of the Independence County Library building. The meeting is open to the public. A brief agenda is planned and includes reports from county department heads, as …

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  • Heasley Prize winner to speak

    Geoffrey Douglas, winner of the 2013 Leila Lenore Heasley Prize for Literary Excellence, will host a public interview at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Alphin Board Room on the Lyon College campus. The award ceremony and public reading will be at 7:30 p.m. in Bevens …

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  • Website planning program set

    A website planning workshop for small businesses will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Batesville Chamber of Commerce, located at 409 Vine St. in Batesville. The workshop is being held in conjunction with Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center …

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  • Scuba, snorkeling to be offered

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will offer two courses in April for beginner training in scuba and snorkeling. Bruce Fletcher will instruct both of these classes, the majority of which will take place at Lyon College’s Becknell pool. Fletcher says he has …

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  • 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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