• Scott awarded scholarship

    WALNUT RIDGE — Randall Scott of Smithville has been awarded a Lawrence County Scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, according to a news release. The scholarship is awarded to incoming WBC students from Lawrence County, based on their college entrance examination scores. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 7, 1994.

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  • BHS team named winners

    Batesville High School was named first-place winner of a recent trap shoot event for area high school teams on April 5 at the Independence County Sport Shooting Complex. Ten teams competed in this year’s event hosted by FNBC Bank, according to a news release. Other …

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  • BCT announces ‘Nunsense’ cast

    Batesville Community Theatre has announced the cast for its upcoming musical comedy, “Nunsense The Mega Musical” to be performed July 11-13 and 18-19 at Lyon College’s Holloway Theatre. Suzanne Magouyrk, director and set designer, has chosen the following actors: Ginger Sandy as Reverend Mother, Tommie …

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  • Godframe sets benefit concert

    CHICAGO — At a time when most young men are still trying to find their way, 25-year-old Terrence Ford knows the direction for his life — to follow God. A native of Batesville, Ford is a youth pastor at Victory Cathedral Worship Center in Chicago …

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  • Montgomery attorneys to appeal

    Attorneys who were on the losing end of one of the largest civil court cases last week say they plan to appeal. Blair Arnold and Phil Malcom, who were the lead attorneys for Dr. Renee Montgomery, spent three weeks on the Independence County case involving …

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  • Semi overturns, damages property

    DESHA — State police, Ozark Mountain Poultry and Entergy Arkansas crews remained on scene at a one-vehicle accident for about six hours Tuesday after a tractor-trailer overturned on Highway 25 near Desha while avoiding to hit a car. Cpl. Jeremy Page said the driver of …

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  • Gerald Meacham wore variety of hats

    Some friends you keep for life. Gerald Meacham was the kind of guy people were naturally drawn to, and if you were his friend, you were always his friend. When Meacham joined the National Guard he forged more than one of those lifelong friendships and …

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  • Man accused of harassment, terroristic threatening

    MELBOURNE — An Izard County man was arrested. Jay Jay Massey, 50, of Calico Rock was arrested April 8 for harassment, harassing communication, and second-degree terroristic threatening. He posted a $3,000 bond the day of his arrest and was released from jail with a court …

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  • County offices closed; trash will run

    All Independence County offices will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday, according to County Judge Robert Griffin. However, the regular trash and recycling routes will run as normal. County offices will resume normal business hours on Monday. The Independence County Library will be …

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  • Woman with gun arrested in factory

    NEWPORT — A Jackson County woman is facing charges of aggravated assault and false imprisonment after she reportedly walked into a Newport steel plant with a gun. According to Sheriff David Lucas, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at about 2:40 p.m. …

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  • Interested parties sought to begin IndCo Mounted Patrol

    An organizational meeting to establish the Independence County Sheriff’s Department Mounted Patrol will be at 7 p.m. April 29 at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets. The mounted patrol is designed to be used in search and rescue …

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