• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 18, 1993.

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  • Genealogy workshop scheduled

    Registrations are now being taken for a genealogy workshop for home-schooled students ages 12 and above, to be held from 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 17 at Old Independence Regional Museum, said Amanda Nikkel, humanities educator and volunteer coordinator. “The fee for this workshop is $5 and …

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  • Lyon to host President’s Convocation

    The annual Lyon College President’s Convocation will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Brown Chapel. Lyon President Dr. Donald Weatherman will address students, faculty and staff on “Rights and Responsibilities,” according to a news release. Jon-Michael Poff, class of 2013 and president of the Student …

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  • Workers pick up 7-8 tons of trash a day in hottest, coldest weather

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles highlighting the everyday working people of Independence County.   Jason Meyer and Luther Olinger have to be in pretty good shape — they pick up 7 to 8 tons of garbage a day. And …

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  • The truth is in the telling Australian company brings voice analyzer to Melbourne

    MELBOURNE — It may not read your mind, but it can tell whether you’re telling the truth or not. Earlier this month a Melbourne, Australia man came to Melbourne, Arkansas to introduce his voice verification technology to local law enforcement. Lt. Col. John W. Ryan …

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  • Cops find drugs, babies in house

    The Department of Human Services did not remove two 9-day-old baby girls from a home where a marijuana “smoking room” was found last Friday, but the residents were given a ticket, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies Patrick Collins and …

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  • Body ID’d as local man

    A body found at Des Arc in Prairie County on Thursday has been identified as that of a Batesville man, according to Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler and a press release from Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery. Sadler identified the victim as Tevin Suggs, …

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  • Man threatens to burn church

    Claiming he was refused help from a neighborhood church Sunday morning, a Quail Valley man reportedly threatened to burn it down. Independence County Deputy Zach Rawlings said he was dispatched to 4040 Harrison St. around 12:30 p.m. after a man who would identify himself only …

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  • Son burns dad’s truck in retaliation for taunts

    MELBOURNE — A Melbourne man was arrested last week after he burned his dad’s truck, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Deputy Ed Sollock was called around 3:30 a.m. Aug. 20 to a Melbourne apartment complex by Melbourne Fire Chief Rusty Campbell who had …

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  • Domestic battery warrant issued for man who beat mother

    A Pleasant Plains man has been charged with second-degree battery involving his 71-year-old mother. Timothy L. Roberson, 28, was arrested Thursday on the charge, according to a court affidavit signed by Lt. Mike Mundy of the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. The battery incident reportedly happened …

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  • Veterans office to be closed

    The Independence County Veteran Services Office will be closed Wednesday and Thursday for the state of Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs Fall Training Conference, according to a news release. Normal business hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and is located …

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  • Moore leads association

    LITTLE ROCK — Dennis Moore, director of the University of Arkansas for Medical Services Area Health Education Center-North Central in Batesville, was recently installed as president of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association (APA). Moore, an assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy, assumed the one-year post …

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