• Phony money leads to 21 forgery counts

    Claiming he was given counterfeit money for his bicycle and a big-screen TV, a Heber Springs man is free on $50,000 bond after being arrested on 21 counts of forgery and counterfeit money. In a court affidavit filed Tuesday, Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Michael Thatch …

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  • Meth found in traffic stop

    Shawn Pridemore WALNUT RIDGE — Two Missouri men were arrested for drugs Monday during a traffic stop near Portia, according to a news release from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office. Goldman Truett, 41, of Dexter, Mo., and Shawn Pridemore, 20, of Chillichothe, Mo., were arrested …

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  • Drunk man arrested in street

    A Sulphur Rock man was arrested after police received a report of a man lying in the intersection of Moore Circle and Sanders Road around 9 p.m. Friday, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. When Deputy Shawn Stephens arrived he said …

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  • City offices closed for holiday

    The city of Newark announced it will close its offices on Monday for the Labor Day holiday and there will be no trash pickup. Normal business hours and trash routes will resume on Tuesday. In the city of Batesville, Tuesday’s trash routes will run on …

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  • Copper taken from vacant houses

    Police say they have no clue as to when two vacant houses may have been broken into, but it was easy to tell that copper wire and plumbing was the target. Independence County Deputy Michael Moody said he met with Tommy Jones Monday morning in …

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  • Fire chief hits vehicle

    No one was injured in a two-vehicle accident involving a Batesville Fire Department pickup just before noon Monday. Arkansas State Police Trooper David Jones said Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn was attempting to pull out of the driveway of Market Place Shopping Center onto Harrison Street …

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  • Night music near cemetery concerns neighbors

    Reports of strange late night music near Hopewell Cemetery has neighbors concerned, according to Deputy Michael Moody with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Moody said around 1:30 Tuesday afternoon he spoke with a neighbor in the area who told him there had been odd incidents …

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  • Humane society to offer pets at $20 adoption fee

    The Humane Society of Independence County is offering a “Super Blue Moon Special” adoption Friday and Saturday. All adult cats and most adult dogs and puppies will be available for adoption at the price of $20. All adult animals have been spayed or neutered, have …

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  • Reunion and Confederate commemoration to be held

    STRAWBERRY — The John R. Milligan family reunion will be at 9 a.m. Sunday at Campground Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located four miles west of Strawberry. The event will also commemorate the 150th anniversary of Campground’s Confederate Civil War heritage. A Confederate soldiers graveside service honoring …

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  • Brooks reunion will be Sunday

    The annual Brooks Reunion will be Sunday at the Firefighters Training Facility, located next to Riverside Park in Batesville. The facility will be open by 9 a.m., and a potluck will be served around noon. The event is open to all friends and relatives.

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, August 31 – Sunday, September 2, 2012.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 22, 1993.

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