• Charge upgraded to attempted murder

    NEWPORT — A charge of first-degree battery was upgraded by Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce to an attempted first-degree murder charge for a Jackson County man who allegedly shot a man in the head in January. Gary D. Bradley, 57, of Tuckerman is …

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  • Two men robbed at gunpoint

    Two residents at 295 Dry Run Circle on Ruddell Hill were robbed at gunpoint Friday by three men who made off with their wallets, identification cards, a pistol and other items valued at more than $2,500, the victims told Independence County Deputy Michael O. Moody. …

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  • Man walking in street arrested

    Randall Melton, 25, of Paragould reportedly told police he was walking to Springdale while talking on his cell phone and didn’t realize he was walking in the middle of the street where motorists, including Deputy Andrew Rogers, had to swerve to miss him. Rogers said …

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  • Contracts, calendar top agenda

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board will meet to discuss a light agenda at 6 tonight in the administration board room, according to Superintendent Gerald Cooper. Renewal of principals’ contracts and next year’s academic calendar will be discussed, he said.

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  • Concord meeting postponed

    CONCORD — The Concord School Board meeting originally set for tonight has been postponed one day, school officials said. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the high school library. The agenda will remain the same, including a discussion concerning possible installation of …

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  • Mayor to give State of the City

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The agenda includes an amendment to the 2012 budget, a report from Engineer Damon Johnson and the annual State of the City address from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh. All meetings are open to …

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  • Student nets Lyon scholarship

    Brandon Eric Dickey of Cave City has been accepted for admission to Lyon College and has been awarded an Honors Day scholarship. Each year, Lyon College awards scholarships to outstanding applicants who show special promise as productive members of the college community. Dickey is the …

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  • Eckard inducted into Sigma Tau Delta

    WALNUT RIDGE — Adam Eckard of Cave City has been inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. He was inducted into the Alpha Delta Pi chapter of the society at Williams Baptist College during a ceremony on Feb. 12, according to a …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Monday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2013. There are 309 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 25, 1913, the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving Congress the power to levy and collect income taxes, was declared …

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  • Jewelry targeted in theft

    Evidence has been gathered and a suspect named in the burglary and theft of jewelry from the Pleasant Plains home of Shawn Hogan between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to Independence County Deputy Michael Darr. Hogan told Darr he came home from work …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 16, 1993.

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  • OEM director: ‘Independence County dodged a bullet’

    Reports for the incoming ice storm had residents bracing for the worst. “We dodged a bullet,” said Glen Willis, director of Independence County Office of Emergency Management, this morning. “It could have been a whole lot worse if we would’ve had any wind.” Willis said …

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