• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 19, 1993.

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Monday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2013. There are 337 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 28, 1813, the novel “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen was first published anonymously in London. On this date: In 1547, …

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  • Charges filed in attack

    In jail on charges of criminal trespass and criminal mischief, a Cushman woman is now being charged with felony second-degree battery after she allegedly attacked an Independence County jail matron Thursday. In a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Mike Mundy, the charges …

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  • Chamberopoly – Local businesses showcase new products at chamber’s annual expo, awards event

    There may not have been any “get out of jail free” cards or money exchanging hands for landing on “Free Parking” — but there was a Monopoly-themed money, dice and several board games. It was all part of the Chamberopoly: The 2013 Business Expo & …

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  • Teen gets 16 years for guard stabbing

    A teenager who stabbed a guard at the juvenile detention center last year will now be doing time as an adult. In a plea agreement before 16th Judicial Circuit Judge John Dan Kemp, 16-year-old Christopher Allen Darden was charged as an adult and sentenced to …

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  • ‘Women, Heart Disease: Call to Action’ focus of ‘Red Hot Ladies’ luncheon

    A research pioneer in women’s cardiovascular disease will provide the main address at Citizens Bank’s “Red Hot Ladies Luncheon” to be held Feb. 14, in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The annual event focuses on raising women’s awareness of …

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  • Four more arrested for drugs

                  HEBER SPRINGS — For the second time this month, authorities searched a residence at 406 W. Walnut St. in Heber Springs and found drugs and drug-related paraphernalia, said Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss. Four people at the residence …

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  • UACCB hires TRiO adviser

    Jarred Corley feels blessed to have grown up in a family who knew the importance of an education. As the new project adviser for TRiO/Student Support Services at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, he will be able to show other students the …

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  • Sheriff’s report reflects crime statistics

    There seems to be fewer crimes in 2012 than in 2011, according to an activity and status report for the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. In November (the most recent month statistics are available), the Criminal Investigations Division had a total of 441 crimes reported (compared …

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  • Police investigate shooting death

    The death of a Southside man Thursday is being investigated as a possible suicide, according to Sheriff Steve Jeffery. Jeffery said when officers arrived at the scene of the shooting they found 50-year-old William Tommy Jernigan lying in a field with what appeared to be …

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  • Jail matron attacked

    Charges are pending against an Independence County jail inmate who reportedly attacked a jail employee around 10 a.m. Thursday. Deputy Mike Price said Sherre L. Sanders, 29, of Collietown Road attacked Matron Amanda Brewer as she was removing Sanders from a restraint chair in the …

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  • Stolen vehicles found

    He doesn’t know exactly when it occurred, but Adam Stanford of Blackland Road in the Pleasant Plains area, reported Thursday afternoon that two vehicles had been stolen from property he owns near Red Neck Lane and Blackland Road. Stanford said since he didn’t see the …

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