• Cushman Miner’s Day winners named

    CUSHMAN — The 21st annual Miner’s Day at Cushman was held last weekend with more than 2,500 people in attendance, according to Debbie Covington, president. The Cushman Ladies Auxiliary raffle included a handmade quilt won by  Carolyn Gipson and a Thompson/Center Venture rifle was won …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 12, 1993.

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  • Wounded Warriors, Wheelin Sportsman benefit from events

    Tickets are on sale now for a weekend of activities from which proceeds are going to the Wounded Warriors and Wheelin Sportsman programs, said Erica Willard, regional director of the National Wild Turkey Federation. The events are being hosted Nov. 2-4 by the NWTF’s Independence …

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  • Council to discuss damages

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The agenda includes a request from a citizen about vehicle damages incurred, a report from Public Works Engineer Damon Johnson and comments from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh. There are also appointments to the …

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  • Break-in reported at Ford dealership

    A multi-terrain vehicle, two ATVs, two chain saws, a gas heater and a gas can were stolen from the Batesville Mark Martin Ford dealership sometime between 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and 4:30 a.m. Thursday after the side door of a storage building was pried open to …

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  • Man allegedly threatens to blow up family, home

    For allegedly threatening to blow up a man and his children in their home Thursday night, a 20-year-old Bradford man is now facing charges in a local court, among them being drunk. Around 2 this morning Deputy Anthony Carter said he was on patrol duty …

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  • County’s only black official to be honored

    Freed slave. Army sergeant. Husband. Pastor. Community leader. Land developer. Charles Case held many distinctions but among them he was the only black ever elected to public office in Independence County. Saturday, the Independence County Historical Society will honor him with a tombstone dedication at …

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  • 1 killed, 1 injured in crash

    ASH FLAT — A Cave City man was killed and a 19-year-old woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 167 south of Ash Flat Wednesday. According to a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, Roger Watts, 54, of Cave City was killed …

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  • Board welcomes new members; McClure receives award

    The Batesville School Board’s two newest members took their oath of office at their first regular meeting at the district’s alternative learning school at the former Cushman school campus Monday, and for one it’s a chance to continue her family’s legacy. Heather Fulbright replaces retired …

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  • Trailer fire ruled arson

    A mobile home fire that occurred Wednesday night has been ruled an act of arson. Deputy Anthony Carter with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said he was dispatched to the fire at the corner of East Chestnut and Bayou streets around 8:49 p.m. to find …

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  • Election 2012 – Justice of the Peace (District 3)

    Republican Justice of the Peace Brent Henderson will face Democrat Howard Carpenter at the polls in November for District 3 which is in the southern part of Independence County. Repeated attempts were made to receive answers from Henderson and phone calls to him were not …

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  • Izard man arrested for drugs

    HIGHLAND — A Franklin man was arrested after drugs were reportedly found in his vehicle during a traffic stop in Sharp County on Sunday. Sharp County officer Trint Milligan assisted Highland officer Brian Buchanan after Milligan’s K-9 dog, Acha, discovered a syringe and plastic baggie …

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