• Traditional Christmas not possible for everyone

    Not everyone will be waking up on Christmas morning and opening presents with their family. There are many in the community who must work, don’t have a family, are hospitalized or incarcerated and Christmas will have to be celebrated wherever they are and with whomever …

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  • HRA board hires chairman as CEO – Clark is out; Mitchum is in

    SEARCY — Health Resources of Arkansas has a new CEO — again. And this one will be working for a mere $28,000 a year. This time, the change is at the direction of the Arkansas Department of Human Services which helps fund programs with the …

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  • Fire destroys house at Southside

    SOUTHSIDE — A possible explosion in Southside this morning has left one person without a home, according to the Independence County Office of Emergency Services. OEM director Glen Willis said a call came into 911 between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. about a fire at 100 …

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  • Four gamble, lose on store

    Gambling turned out to be a losing proposition for four people charged with operating a gambling house at Southside. Felony arrest warrants have been issued for 39-year-old William Graveline of 230 Edgar Road; Jacob A. Brannon, 38, of 306 N. Rainey St., Cave City; John …

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  • Man pleads to murder of two

    NEWPORT — Gary Paul Henley of Weldon in Jackson County was sentenced during a punishment hearing Tuesday to 70 years in prison by Circuit Judge Harold Erwin for the murders of his aunt and uncle in 2010, Prosecutor Henry Boyce said. Henley, 43, was sentenced …

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  • Stereo system taken from truck

    A Jensen stereo system, 300-watt Kicker amplifier and speakers, Proline under-seat speaker box, GPS unit and a toy airsoft Black Ops 1911 style pistol, all valued at $1,350, was stolen from a vehicle parked at a local parts store. Jordan Mohlke said he parked his …

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  • BBBS launches calendar

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Arkansas has launched its first calendar project “Little Angels” to benefit the organization’s mentoring programs, according to a press release. “The Little Angels calendar is the brainchild and gift from two very special angels, Darren and Misti Carlton with …

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  • Open house set for Friday

    Merchants & Planters Bank in downtown Batesville will host a holiday open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday with refreshments and live entertainment by Danny Dozier. The event is open to the public.

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  • Illegal hunter cited

    A Cord man was cited for drug possession when Independence County Deputy Bobby Woods and Arkansas Game & Fish Wildlife Officer Shad Pearce showed up at his residence Friday looking for a suspect in illegal deer hunting. Pearce asked Woods to assist him in locating …

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  • Nikki Lee Atwell Foundation holding raffle on 2013 Jeep

    MOUNTAIN VIEW— Commemorating 10 years as a non-profit foundation and charity, the Nikki Lee Atwell Foundation will sell 500 chances to win a 2013 Jeep Compass 4×4. Tickets cost $100 each. The raffle is sponsored by Altman Motor Company and Ozark Heritage Bank. Tickets are …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 13, 1993.

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  • Trespass suspect faces numerous charges

    Driving a hunter’s truck and trying to steal his four-wheeler, rummaging through the land owner’s vehicle and trespassing were just the start of Jason M. Edgin’s problems Saturday morning. Members of the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, as well as Arkansas Game & Fish wildlife officers, …

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