• Terry earns medical degree

    Nashville, Tenn. — In a time-honored tradition, a trumpet hailed the opening of the 2014 Commencement ceremony at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, when Charles Richmond Terry received the degree of doctor of medicine on May 9. Dr. Terry is the son …

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  • Free program: ‘How to raise a kitchen garden’

    Everyone who is interested in raising a small garden this year will find an upcoming program at Old Independence Regional Museum titled “How to Raise a Kitchen Garden” to be an opportunity to learn how to produce fresh food for the table, said curator Twyla …

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  • Wrong person named in report

    Just last month one of the state’s larger newspapers dedicated a large amount of space apologizing for publishing wrong information. This time, it’s us. In a news report Tuesday the Guard mistakenly named the wrong person charged with a DWI. Marty Charles Melton of Newark …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 6, 1994.

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  • ASU names ‘outstanding’ students

    JONESBORO — The College of Science and Mathematics at Arkansas State University recognized 26 outstanding graduating students for 2013-14 during the college’s Convocation of Scholars awards ceremony, according to Dr. John Pratte, dean of the college. The Chancellor’s Scholar award was presented to Natanya Clark …

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  • UACCB to host Merit Badge University

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s community and technical education division will host the first White River District Merit Badge University from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. This one-day camp gives Boy Scouts in the White River and surrounding districts an opportunity …

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  • UACCB awards technical degrees

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville held its 2014 commencement Monday in Independence Hall. Honor graduates are denoted as summa cum laude (cumulative grade point average of 3.9 or higher) magna cum laude (cumulative GPA of 3.75 to 3.89) and cum laude (cumulative …

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  • Three honored for heroism

    The April 27 storms that swept across the state left people in Independence County stranded and homes and other structures flooded. At the time, three Independence County sheriff’s officers distinguished themselves — Tommy Harper, Shawn Stephens and Jody Presser, Lt. Brent Everett told the quorum …

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  • Google Glass – Teachers eye newest technology

    The next timeAshley Cooksey wants to take a picture of her class all she has to do is wink. When Denise Hogan’s students were learning about Ellis Island in New York and one asked who the first immigrant was, she could have put her finger …

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  • Household items stolen

    WALNUT RIDGE — Numerous household items were stolen in Imboden, then recovered on Thursday, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. Christopher Orrick, 31, of Imboden was arrested for residential burglary, theft of property and criminal trespass. “The arrest stems from an Imboden residence being broken …

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  • Education ‘link to jobs,’ Hutchinson says

    CAVE CITY — Republican candidate for governor Asa Hutchinson toured Cave City High School’s television-radio program studios Thursday, chatting with students before addressing an audience of mostly teachers and administrators. Hutchinson, of Rogers, is an attorney, a former 3rd District congressman and former homeland security …

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  • Man removed from mother’s house

    It wasn’t a happy Mother’s Day for a Floral woman who told officers she wished they would stay off her property and stop harassing her. A short time later, her 54-year-old son was taken into custody after two Independence County officers blocked his path. Tony …

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