• Shoplifters busted for drugs after returning to vehicle

    A routine investigation of a shoplifter at Walmart took a different turn Thursday night when officers were directed to a woman and her accomplice who reportedly had a variety of drugs and stolen items in their vehicles. Independence County Deputy Bobby Woods said that around …

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  • CPA shocks HRA board

    Health Resources of Arkansas will close soon, barring a miracle. And, some former and possibly current employees could face numerous state and federal charges that could include fraud and money laundering. HRA board members started their regular meeting Thursday voicing concerns over recent hiring practices …

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  • Detective quits over nude pics

    ASH FLAT — A Sharp County officer is no longer employed after sexually explicit photographs were discovered of him on his county-owned cell phone. Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts told the Guard that Detective Sgt. Ken Guidry resigned Tuesday after the incident was brought to …

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  • Man arrested with stolen tractor

    Pending his arrest for possessing a stolen farm tractor, bond has been set at $10,000 for Richard D. Hall, 23, (address unknown) according to a court affidavit. In the affidavit Detective Mike Mundy with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said Hall was confronted by off-duty …

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  • Faulty lights lead to drug arrest

    A Desha woman was arrested Wednesday night on drug charges after police noticed she had one headlight out and no lights illuminating her car tags. Independence County Deputy Bobby Woods was on patrol in west Batesville around 8 p.m. when he noticed Miranda Goble, 21, …

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  • Be a Santa to a Senior – Program provides gifts

    Amid worries about the threat of declining benefits and the economy, requests are expected to be up again this holiday season for the Be a Santa to a Senior program, according to Debra Osborn with the Batesville area office of Home Instead Senior Care, the …

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  • Farmers, ranchers contribute much

    ASH FLAT — Americans can look at their food, clothing and homes and, for the most part, thank agriculture and its producers for those things — “food, fiber and shelter,” Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach told those attending the recent Sharp County Farm Bureau …

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  • CPA attends conference

    Karen E. Shaw recently attended the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA) 32nd annual Industry, Commerce and Banking Conference held Oct. 18-19 at the ASCPA Conference Center in Little Rock. Shaw, with Citizens Bank in Batesville, is a member of the Arkansas Society of …

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  • ’Katz Tracks’ 5K is Saturday

    MELBOURNE — The first annual “’Katz Tracks” 5K race, a fundraiser for Melbourne High School’s Cross Country teams, has been scheduled for Saturday at Melbourne. The race, which will follow the same course as the yearly Pioneer Day race, will begin at 8 a.m. in …

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  • Buna Taylor to celebrate 80 years

      CAVE CITY — Buna Walling Taylor will celebrate her 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Cave City Community Center. The event will be hosted by her family. All family and friends are invited to attend.

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  • Symphony to perform at Lyon

    The Delta Symphony Orchestra of Jonesboro will perform a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in Brown Chapel on the Lyon College campus. Dr. Neale Bartee will conduct the orchestra. Bartee is a music professor at Arkansas State University. The theme for the concert will be …

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  • JunkFest Fair gets under way

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The JunkFest Antique Fair will be today and Saturday at the Stone County Fairgrounds, located three blocks north of the court square in Mountain View. Items for sale will include old glassware, jewelry, architectural items, antique furniture, vintage signs, handmade crafts, Scentsy …

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