• 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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  • School officials react to tragedy

    The school bus may have arrived the same time it always does. Getting up may have been a struggle as it can be after the weekend. Some children may have opened their lunch boxes to find peanut butter and jelly — again. Chances are getting …

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  • Lone female officer finds acceptance on the job

    Twenty-three-year-old Shay Moore just needed a job when she went to work for the White River Juvenile Detention Center. That job led her to work at the Independence County jail and then she became an Independence County sheriff’s deputy. Now  she can’t see herself doing …

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  • Armed robber takes truck

    ASH FLAT — A good Samaritan who stopped to help a man who was apparently having vehicle trouble on Griffin Road in Sharp County about 10 p.m. Monday found himself looking down the barrel of a shotgun. Shane Gonzales told sheriff’s officers he had gotten …

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  • Women arrested for assault, theft

    MELBOURNE — It was the women who topped the number of arrests in Izard County over the weekend, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Terry Lynn Sweeney, 29, of 3025 Old Larkin Road in Melbourne was arrested Friday on a theft of property warrant. …

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  • Police confiscate check software, gun, needles

    Wanted as an absconder, a Southside man has additional charges pending against him after he fled from police early Friday morning. Independence County Deputy Darin Brewer said he and Reservist Brittney Engelheart were on burglary patrol in Southside around 3:40 a.m. when they spotted a …

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  • Deer causes crash

    Swerving to avoid a collision with a deer resulted in a Batesville woman rolling her car over and taking a trip to the hospital Monday night. Anna T. Dean, 21, said she was traveling west on Webber Chapel Road in Bethesda when a deer ran …

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  • Cushman trash changes

    Due to the upcoming holidays, there will be no trash pickup in Cushman on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Instead, the trash will be picked up one day later those weeks, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, according to Leila Skelton, Cushman recorder/treasurer.

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  • Ring’s Chapel presents musical at nursing home

    CAVE CITY — Ring’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will present a Christmas musical, “A Southern Gospel Christmas, Part 1: The Beginning,” at 6 p.m. Thursday at Cave City Nursing Home. The musical will be directed by John R. Way accompanied by Becky Way. The program …

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