• LEPC to meet

    Independence County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Vital Link, 1033 EMS Drive. Independence County LEPC is made up of representatives from local businesses, emergency services, city personnel and local citizens who meet bi-monthly to develop disaster plans in case …

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  • State chamber CEO to speak to Batesville chamber

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its quarterly membership luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday in the George Rider Room at First Community Bank. Guest speaker will be Randy Zook, president/CEO of the Arkansas State Chamber. Zook will be briefing attendees on tax …

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  • Search continues; mom shares details

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Walnut Ridge man is dead and his 14-year-old stepdaughter is missing, sending shockwaves through the community but as of Wednesday afternoon officials had no new evidence in the teen’s disappearance. Sidney Nicole Randall was last seen by her mother, Denise Cornell, …

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  • Police: Shooting ‘justified’

    A man who shot his brother earlier this week apparently did so in self-defense, according to Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery. Randy Martin, 51, was taken into custody after police were called just before noon to a shooting at his mobile home at 1730 Wish …

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  • St. Pat’s fest is Saturday

    SIDNEY — The 59th version of Sidney’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday with entertainment by Chelsea Savage Vanscoder, followed by Robert Hutchison and his sons singing at 12:15 p.m. Irish stew will be served around noon at a nominal price …

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  • Fashion show planned

    A fashion show and grand opening of a boutique that will provide new and gently used free prom dresses to high school girls will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the old Batesville Middle School on Water Street. The Batesville High School Glass Slipper …

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  • Newark man diagnosed with ‘rarest of the rare’ disease

    NEWARK — When Shane Goings starts feeling better, he’s going to do all of the things he’s always wanted to. Just when that will be, however, he’s not sure. Goings said he has a whole new outlook on life since finding out he has a …

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  • April hearing set for man accused in Newport death

    NEWPORT (AP) — A court hearing has been delayed for a Newport man accused in the fatal shooting of a 1-year-old girl. Officials say the next court hearing for 35-year-old Robert Friar is scheduled for April 22. He had been scheduled for a court hearing …

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  • Concert, dinner to benefit Goings

    NEWARK — First Baptist Church in Newark will hold a benefit concert and dinner that will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at the church located at 514 W. Seventh St. Dinner will be $7 and will consist of spaghetti, salad, toast, drink and dessert. The …

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  • Concert to benefit cancer patient

    CALICO ROCK — An “America’s Got Talent” winner along with other guest stars will come together in a benefit concert to help raise money for a 9-year-old Calico Rock girl who is currently undergoing treatment for astroblastoma, a rare and aggressive type of cancerous tumor. …

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  • UofA students recognized

    FAYETTEVILLE — Several local University of Arkansas students have been recognized for their academic achievements during the 2012 fall semester. Area students who graduated from the university at the end of the 2012 summer or 2012 fall semester include: Batesville — William Arnold, juris doctor; …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 5, 1993.

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