• Sharp court to meet Tuesday

    ASH FLAT — Because today is Presidents Day, a federal holiday, the Sharp County Quorum Court’s February meeting has been postponed until 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to an agenda for the business session. The meeting will be in the main courtroom of the county courthouse …

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  • Security seminar scheduled

    Lyon College, in partnership with Independence County Sheriff’s Office, will present a free seminar on Internet banking and shopping security at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lyon College’s Nucor Auditorium, located on the first floor of the Lyon Building. The seminar will address security issues associated …

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  • C-Ridge plans public forum

    CHARLOTTE — Citizens of the Cedar Ridge School District will have a chance to voice their concerns and ask questions about a proposed millage increase for the purposes of school safety when the Cedar Ridge School Board meets in regular session at 7 p.m. Tuesday …

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  • Burn-out shower set

    A burn-out shower for Jerry and Barbara Davis will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. A hot dog and hamburger supper will be served. Those who have already contributed are also invited to join in the fellowship. Special …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 9, 1993.

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  • Lyon to present ‘Twelfth Night’ – Retiring director to give last performance

    The Lyon College theater department will present “Twelfth Night,” or “What You Will,” this week in Holloway Theatre. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. All Lyon students, …

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  • Benton hits right note for 72 years

    A few weeks ago Betsy Benton laid down her choir book for the last time. For 72 years she has shared her voice with her church and the community. “I have never known when I didn’t sing,” the 92-year-old Benton said, explaining that she retired …

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  • 5 jailed after police rifle allegedly stolen

    Stealing a shotgun from a locked police car and trading it for drugs started an investigation that has five people charged with numerous felonies and bonds levied at more than $250,000. According to Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery, the department was notified Monday of several …

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  • ABC issues sanctions against two

    Two Independence County businesses are facing sanctions from the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division. Director Michael Langley said the Duck Blind has been “given some stiff sanctions” while Bryan’s Grill is facing penalties as well. The penalties were handed down Wednesday. The Duck Blind was …

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  • Raid nets arrests for drugs, cash, gun

    Drugs, money, a gun, scanner and cameras were among the items found during a raid in the Ruddell Hill community Wednesday afternoon. Conducted by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force, armed with a search warrant, the …

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  • UACCB to host Friends in Great Places concert

    Singer-songwriter David Lynn Jones will headline the fifth annual Friends in Great Places concert at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville on March 9. This year’s concert will also feature Danny Dozier and Friends. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Kids’ …

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  • Woman walking down street trying to sell syringes to motorists arrested

    A 30-year-old Cave City woman walking a street in Batesville trying to sell syringes to passing motorists on Valentine’s Day was arrested despite her insistence that she seeks advice from God all the time. Independence County Deputy Zach Rawlins said he was dispatched to the …

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