• Midland hosts encore poetry slam

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Midland High School will conduct an encore presentation with a public performance of its recent poetry slam contest beginning with a free meal at 6 p.m. Jan. 24. All classroom contestants will participate in the performance that’s open to family and friends. …

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  • Honor roll – Hillcrest High

    STRAWBERRY — The students listed below have been named to the honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Hillcrest High School in Strawberry, according to a news release: Seventh: general — Raven Randolph, Hannah Whitmire, Sarah Whitmire Eighth: all …

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  • Cast announced for Civil War play

    A cast has been selected for the upcoming performance of “War Chronicles II: Independence County’s Civil War,” a readers’ theater production. The play, written and directed by George E. Lankford, retired Lyon College professor, will be presented as part of the national commemoration of the …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    This census report page from April 2, 1940, listing folks living in the Limedale community shows a radical difference in handwriting between 1940 standards and those of today. Look at the names “Bobby” and “Jeffie” which are digitally lifted from the report and highlighted at …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 11, 1993.

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  • Sherrill held the key to children’s hearts

    By opening the door to a small gym every Sunday, Loucile Sherrill not only gave black children a place to go, she also gave many a foundation they have continued to build upon. Miller’s gym was once part of the Ethel O. Miller School, a …

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  • Four charged in forgery case

                ASH FLAT — Sometimes the family that plays illegally together, goes to jail together. That was the case when officers took a mother, husband and her son into custody, along with a fourth party after they found evidence to …

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  • Bryant enters not guilty plea

    ASH FLAT — A Salem man accused of killing a Batesville resident was not present in court Wednesday, but a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf. Attorney L. Gray Dellinger entered the plea and met with 24-year-old Christopher Bryant while court was in …

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  • Boyfriend jailed

    When a local man’s girlfriend went to the hospital with a broken foot and vertebrate recently, he went to jail, according to an affidavit filed in an Independence County court. Detective Lt. Mike Mundy with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said Deputy Aaron Moody was …

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  • Lyon, sheriff’s office plan security seminar

    The program “Social Networking — Keeping Your Children Safe” will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Maxfield Auditorium in Edwards Commons on the Lyon College campus in Batesville. The seminar will address the security issues associated with online social networking and text messaging. “Given …

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  • Floral grower recognized

    FLORAL — Karla Betz of Karla Betz Farm in Floral is Pilgrim’s Grower of the Month for December 2012. Karla Betz Farm, part of Pilgrim’s Batesville complex, was chosen for Betz’s ability to embrace industry changes, environmentally progressive farming practices, outstanding production and her maternal …

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  • Four arrested for drugs in Sharp County

                ASH FLAT — Four people in Sharp County face felony drug charges after being arrested at an Ash Flat residence, Sheriff Mark Counts said Wednesday. Ash Flat and Highland police joined sheriff’s officers in searching the residence of Jeremy …

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