• Commodity distribution date announced

    Independence County commodity distribution will be at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at 550 Oak St. in Batesville. All applicants will need to be recertified before the distribution or on that date. Proof of income and proof of identification must be shown. A variety of items will …

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  • Sharp JPs support grant, to talk about dogs

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court, during a special meeting Thursday, voted to support Spring River Paramedic Service’s application for a grant, that, if approved at the state level, would provide about $50,000 for computers and software updates, said County Judge Larry Brown. …

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  • Sharp Co. road to be closed

    ASH FLAT — Starting today, Wilson Well Road at the south Big Creek Bridge will be closed for approximately one week for bridge work, said Sharp County Road Superintendent Dan Melbourne.

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  • Newark meeting to be at 5 p.m.

    NEWARK — Tuesday night’s regular meeting of the Newark City Council will begin earlier than usual, said Joanne Langston, recorder-treasurer. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in the Newark Municipal Building and will involve routine departmental monthly reports. The mayor also gives a short …

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  • P-Plains to hear reports

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall to hear monthly reports and any other business that arises, said Mayor Rick Siler. The council will also review current bills.

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  • Concord council meets tonight

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the community center for a routine monthly business session, said Mayor Warren “Buck” Rone. The aldermen will hear departmental reports and review current bills.

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  • Water board to meet

    PFEIFFER — The Pfeiffer Public Water Authority will meet at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Batesville Municipal Building. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 2, 1995.

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  • Help & Hope gets helping hand

    Boris Dover, president and chief operating officer of First Community Bank, recently met with volunteers of Batesville Help & Hope to thank them for their hard work and to present the organization with a $500 check on behalf of the bank. “Batesville is fortunate to …

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  • Public defender named – Rader gets date in federal court

    A former teacher who confessed to downloading child porn and was jailed on state charges now has a new trial date, but this one is federal. Grant Rader was indicted by a grand jury a year after the Independence County charges were filed. The two …

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  • Woman claims she is being harassed

    A Cushman woman claims a Mount Pleasant woman is harassing her by telling people she runs an adult website and has a disease. Pamela Ann Wheeler told Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Carter that Gina Mynatt is telling people she runs a porn site from …

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  • Warrant sought for sloppy forger

    Thick, inferior paper, smudged ink, no security strips, and no water mark on a $100 bill led local authorities to seek a warrant charging a Batesville man with forgery. Investigator Jeff Sims with the Independence County Sheriff’s Department said he was contacted by security at …

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