• This Day in History…

    Today is Friday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2013. There are 333 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke up during re-entry, killing all seven of its crew members. On this date: In …

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  • Honor Rolls – Hillcrest Elementary, Midland Elementary

    LYNN — The students listed below made the honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Hillcrest Elementary School at Lynn, according to a news release: First: all A’s — Jennifer Brown, Summer Doyle, Taylor Foster, Kylie Geurin, Haley King, …

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  • Honor students named

    HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts recently announced the 2012-13 fall semester honor roll. Area students who made all A’s include: Cherokee Village — Karam Sra.   Area students who made all A’s and B’s include: Batesville — Meagan …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    AN UNIDENTIFIED picker concentrates as he plays guitar in Stone County almost 25 years ago. The picture is one of many of the late Samm Woolley Coombs’ photos now on display at Old Independence Regional Museum. It is also one of the numerous pictures in …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 25, 1993.

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  • Bassmasters release schedule

    The Batesville Bassmasters club released its 2013 tournament schedule this week, as follows: March 9 — Greers Ferry Lake, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Hill Creek Ramp March 23 — Lake Norfork, 7-3, Quarry Landing April 6 — Greers Ferry Lake, 6:30-4, Hill Creek Ramp April 20 …

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  • New agents named

    SALADO — R.M. Weaver Real Estate has announced the addition of two new agents, Ronnie Gay and Darla Jones- Gay. Ronnie Gay is a Floral native, with nine years of real estate experience in addition to 25 years in the auction business, Col. Ronnie G. …

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  • Anything for love: Domestic violence claims former Southside resident

    Dorothy “Sissy” Myers wishes that she hadn’t told her son that if he loved someone to do whatever it took to make a relationship work. Maybe he would still be alive today. On Dec. 13, 2012, Myers arrived at her job and happened to notice …

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  • $150,000 bond set; suspect at large

    Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of raping a teenage girl while they were out riding around. William Michael Brown, 19, of Antioch Road is being charged with rape, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Shane …

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  • New company looks to ‘clean up’

    One of the goals for new business owner Jason Horan is to do business with every business in Independence County. Horan has acquired the assets and customer base of Sims Wholesale Inc. and began a new company called Independence Wholesale Supply. “We’re a full service …

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  • Woman charged with forgery following accident

    The driver of a stolen vehicle has now been charged with two counts of felony forgery, according to a court affidavit. Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Mike Mundy said Megan M. Mitchell, 24, of Morrilton was involved in the accident while driving a car stolen from …

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  • Small Works on Paper to be on display – Batesville artist is among exhibitors

    LITTLE ROCK — The 2013 Small Works on Paper, an annual touring visual arts exhibition coordinated by the Arkansas Arts Council, will be on display in Batesville Feb. 4-22. Batesville artist Sheila Cantrell is one of the featured artists. The juried exhibition will be housed …

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