• County road closing

    Cold Creek Road in Southside will be closed to traffic Monday and Tuesday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for maintenance. Independence County road foreman Ron Byars said normal travel should resume by Wednesday.

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  • Hall of Fame nominations being accepted

    The Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for its 2015 class of inductees. This will be the 10th induction ceremony. The date (late 2015) and location will be announced at a later time. The classifications for submission of possible candidates are: performing …

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  • Quilting club being considered

    The Cooperative Extension Service and Extension Homemaker Council will meet at 6 p.m. on Sept. 2 at the Extension Service Office located at 1770 Myers St. to determine the level of interest in a quilting club.  Membership will be open for both men and women. …

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  • Service News

    Fort Meade, Md. — Air Force Airman Stuart D. Rush graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 15, 1995.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Last legal hanging in White County: The central figure in the last legal hanging in White County, on April 30, 1886, George Carroll, is standing on the scaffold with his back to the camera, hands on his hips and is apparently making his farewell speech. …

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  • WWII author set to open speaker series

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville along with Citizens Bank will host its first guest as part of a new speaker series this fall. James Bradley is author of “Flags of Our Fathers,” “Flyboys” and “The Imperial Cruise” and will give his presentation, …

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  • CC teacher trains at Holocaust Museum

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Students of Patricia Turnbough, a social studies teacher at Cave City Middle School, will be getting some valuable lessons this coming school year in learning about the Holocaust as a result of their teacher having completed training this summer at the United …

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  • Eight still sought in drug roundup

    Seventeen out of 25 people have been arrested in a two-month investigation by the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force and the Independence County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit. According to DTF Administrator Dale Weaver, the joint operation to identify, investigate and arrest drug dealers in Independence …

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  • Batesville calls special meeting on annexation ordinance

    The city of Batesville announces that in order to provide more comfortable accommodations for the expected large turnout of citizens concerning the proposed annexation south of the river, a special meeting of the Batesville City Council be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Independence Hall …

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  • School: First-day numbers up

    A head count of students attending the first day of classes at the Batesville School District showed enrollment to be up 48 students compared to last year’s head count, Superintendent Gary Anderson told the Batesville School Board Monday night. A physical count of students on …

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  • Officers assaulted at jail, juvenile detention center

    Those already incarcerated are piling on more charges after incidents were reported at the jail and the juvenile detention center. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Fred Friar said he was dispatched to the jail on Monday after an inmate hit a guard. Friar said he talked …

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