• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 18, 1993.

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  • Citizens Bank celebrates 60

    Nearly 200 people were present to celebrate Citizens Bank’s 60th anniversary at the Main Branch Tuesday afternoon. As part of the celebration, the main branch’s board room was dedicated as the “J.K. Southerland Board Room” and its art corridor as the  “Josephine Raye Rogers Art …

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  • ‘I just shot my wife’ – Bond set at $1M

    Bond was set at $1 million Thursday for Randall Todd Davis as he was charged in Independence County Circuit Court with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting his wife to death, according to court documents. Davis, 49, of 701 Kyler Road told investigators he “snapped” and …

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  • Charges filed in standoff

    A man who allegedly held officers at bay for an hour by threatening to shoot himself has been formally charged in Independence County Circuit Court. Jorge Montoya Paredes, 26, of Batesville is charged with two counts of theft and carrying a weapon, a class A …

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  • ICED announces 50 new jobs

    ConAgra Foods in Batesville will soon be adding 50 new full-time jobs. That was the announcement made Thursday at the Independence County Economic Development Inc. (ICED) meeting. Larry Jones, economic development director, said the new entry level positions will produce a new line of Marie …

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  • Disruptive man arrested

    A Batesville man was arrested Wednesday for obstructing government operations after police were called to 15 Red Bud St. about a domestic disturbance. Independence County Deputy Jesse Wilson said when he and Cpl. Michael Calendar arrived after 7:30 p.m. they were greeted by Laura Black …

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  • March of Dimes walk nears

    SOUTHSIDE — The annual March of Dimes walk for babies will begin with registration at 9 a.m. and the walk at 10 May 4 at the Southside High School walking track. This is the time for individuals and groups to turn in money they have …

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  • Expired tag catches cop’s eye

    An expired temporary tag caught the attention of Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffrey and landed Tabitha L. Woodward, 27, in jail. Woodward was found to have an outstanding warrant for her arrest and it was later learned Woodward was driving on a suspended driver’s license, …

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  • Road to be closed between Walnut Grove, Cord

    The Independence County Road Department will be closing Lewallen Lane off Highway 25 between Walnut Grove and Cord Monday to replace a low-water slab in that section of road, according to Charlie Morris at the Independence County Judge’s office. The work is scheduled to take …

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  • 2 nabbed for theft while tot sleeps

    With a baby asleep in the car, a Batesville woman and a Cave City man were arrested for theft and drug possession after a caller advised of two vehicles and people possibly stealing items on Blowing Cave Road Tuesday. According to the Independence County Sheriff’s …

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  • Cruse will perform at Lyon

    Hannah Cruse will perform in a senior music recital at 4 p.m. Sunday in Brown Chapel on the Lyon College campus in Batesville. A reception will follow in the Bevens Music Room. Cruse’s recital will feature works on oboe, piano and organ by composers from …

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  • Ford to be honored by church

    NEWPORT — The First Presbyterian Church of Newport will honor the Rev. Alan Ford for his 35-year commitment to the church and the community in a retirement reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, located at Fourthth and Main streets in Newport. …

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