• Shed fire believed arson

    A blaze that destroyed a shed at the Ronnie Kelly residence in the 4600 block of North St. Louis Street around 11:30 Friday morning is believed to have been intentionally set, according to police. Deputy Nathan Stephens said he was dispatched to the residence and …

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  • Hardy woman dies in blaze

    HARDY — A Sharp County woman died in a house fire Friday afternoon while a volunteer firefighter sustained minor injuries. The body of Patricia Arms, 67, was found in her home on East Cope Street in Hardy. Firefighters arrived to find heavy black smoke coming …

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  • Diamond T 4-H Club holds awards banquet

    THIDA — The ninth Annual Diamond T 4-H Awards Banquet was held Dec. 13 at Thida Community Center. Austin Hershelman, the club’s vice president, welcomed the 50 guests to the evening ceremony and served as the emcee. Prayer and the 4-H pledge were given by …

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  • 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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