• Sand Hole Road to be closed

    ASH FLAT — Sand Hole Road at South Big Creek in southeast Sharp County will be closed beginning Monday until further notice due to bridge repair work, according to a news release from the Sharp County Road Department.

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  • Man at large after chase

    CAVE CITY — A Cave City police officer’s foot was run over by a vehicle which then led him on a chase at speeds of up to 110 miles per hour before crashing, injuring a passenger in the stolen car the suspect was driving, said …

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  • SWAT called for barricaded man

    When her boyfriend’s brother barricaded himself in her house and threatened to kill her Tuesday morning, a Batesville woman called police who responded with several officers and a SWAT team. Lynzee Simmons called police around 7:30 a.m. saying that Ronald C. Ramey, 42, of Batesville …

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  • Willis’ death is ruled accidental

    The original ruling of “accidental shooting” in the death of former Independence County Coroner Hardy Willis in May still stands today with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Deputy Alan Cockrill, Patrol Lt. Brent Everett and Lt. Mike Mundy, with the Criminal Investigations Division, told …

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  • Drought aid to be offered

    MELBOURNE — The University of Arkansas Extension Service in four counties will be conducting an educational meeting Aug. 23 to help farmers better handle the results of the drought, said Stan Carter, Extension agent/staff chairman for Independence County. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 24, 1993.

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  • Cedar Ridge readies for 2012-13 year

    NEWARK — Cedar Ridge School District will begin classes Aug. 20. Dr. Ann Webb is superintendent. Administrative assistant is Shelly Hendrix. District treasurer is Kayla McAdams. District website is www.crsd.k12.ar.us. School board members include Ernie Pectol, president; Jerry Henderson, vice president; David McIntosh, secretary, Jerry …

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  • Dance workshop to begin Friday

    The North Arkansas Dance Theatre will hold its annual Dance Intensive Workshop Friday and Saturday at 206 E. Main St. in Batesville for dancers age 10 and older with at least two years of dance training. One of the guest teachers, Kodi Giovanni, who recently …

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  • Nursing home holds open house

    CAVE CITY — Cave City Nursing Home will have a public open house for its new computer learning lab at 1 p.m. Thursday. The learning lab will increase access to technology for nurses in rural counties to further their education. The lab was made possible …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • Guitars, candy taken in two separate burglaries

    Two bass guitars were reported missing after a break-in at the Liberty Temple church near Bethesda sometime between July 29 and Saturday morning, according to Independence County Deputy Darin Brewer. The instruments were reportedly noticed missing from the stage when church personnel arrived to do …

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  • UACCB announces hiring of Foree, Landers

    Amy Foree has been selected to fill a vacancy in enrollment services at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Foree graduated from Arkansas State University in 2006 with a bachelor of science in marketing/management. For the past five years, Foree has worked in …

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