• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 5, 1993.

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  • Free computer class offered

    ASH FLAT — The Ash Flat Library is presenting a free library computer training class at 10 a.m. Jan. 22 in the library’s computer lab, said advisory board member Ina Gill. The motto for the class is “Let’s start at the very beginning,” Gill said. …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Monday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2013. There are 351 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 14, 1963, George C. Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama; his inaugural address included the ringing declaration, “Segregation today, …

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  • School board meets tonight

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board will meet at 6:30 tonight in the high school cafeteria. Agenda items include principals’ reports, a recommendation to hire a preschool teacher’s aide and a report from the superintendent. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Fire destroys classrooms – Supt. unsure when HS classes to resume

    NEWARK — Smoke and soot filled the halls of Cedar Ridge High School in Newark today as firefighters remained on scene to begin the process of determining what caused a fire to break out at 3:30 this morning, destroying two classrooms that included computer equipment. …

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  • One dead, two held for questioning

    MELBOURNE — One person is dead and two are being held for questioning in a shooting that happened Thursday night near Calico Rock. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said dispatch was notified around 9:44 p.m. when a call came in from an obviously very disturbed …

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  • Alleged drug dealers wanted by police

    Two suspected drug dealers are being sought by local authorities on drug trafficking charges, according to a news release from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit. Officers are searching for Jose Caciano Garcia, who is believed to be in his early 20s and is …

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  • Veterans Outreach Center now open

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Many veterans aren’t aware of the benefits they are entitled to or they become overwhelmed by the process and paperwork and give up — and that’s where Veterans Outreach Center comes in. Paul Bunn, who along with fellow volunteers and veterans Benjy …

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  • Bite leads to charge – Man accused in sexual assault

    A man who allegedly forced himself on a teenage girl claimed she “came on” to him, despite bite marks and bruises on her body, police said. When deputies responded to an assault call just before 3 a.m. Dec. 20 they reportedly found Christopher Cunningham, 34, …

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  • Gun found in Dumpster

    A city trash worker reported finding a Knight .50 caliber muzzleloading rifle with a Bushnell scope in a trash Dumpster Thursday morning at an apartment complex on Dennison Heights. Deputy Shawn Stephens said the firearm, valued at $350, was checked through local files and determined …

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  • Cedar Ridge School Board to discuss millage

    NEWARK — Cedar Ridge School District Superintendent Dr. Ann Webb will recommend the Cedar Ridge School Board consider a millage increase, that if approved, would allow the district to hire two full-time resource officers starting next school year. Members will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday …

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  • County bee set for Tuesday

    The Independence County Spelling Bee has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Winners of schoolwide spelling bees will compete for the county title and those winners will be eligible for the statewide bee. …

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