• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 2, 1995.

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  • Help & Hope gets helping hand

    Boris Dover, president and chief operating officer of First Community Bank, recently met with volunteers of Batesville Help & Hope to thank them for their hard work and to present the organization with a $500 check on behalf of the bank. “Batesville is fortunate to …

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  • Public defender named – Rader gets date in federal court

    A former teacher who confessed to downloading child porn and was jailed on state charges now has a new trial date, but this one is federal. Grant Rader was indicted by a grand jury a year after the Independence County charges were filed. The two …

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  • Woman claims she is being harassed

    A Cushman woman claims a Mount Pleasant woman is harassing her by telling people she runs an adult website and has a disease. Pamela Ann Wheeler told Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Carter that Gina Mynatt is telling people she runs a porn site from …

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  • Warrant sought for sloppy forger

    Thick, inferior paper, smudged ink, no security strips, and no water mark on a $100 bill led local authorities to seek a warrant charging a Batesville man with forgery. Investigator Jeff Sims with the Independence County Sheriff’s Department said he was contacted by security at …

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  • Parolee charged for bringing drugs to interview

    Donald Harwood had a bad lunch break Thursday. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Carter said he was dispatched to the Independence County probation and parole office around 12:22 p.m. where parole officer Becky Clark said Harwood, 38, of the Bradford area, tested positive for drugs …

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  • UACCB names interim chair

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville announces changes in the Nursing and Allied Health division, including a new interim NAH division chairwoman, Marietta Candler. Candler joined the faculty at UACCB in 1994 and has been teaching for 20 years. She holds a master …

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  • Batesville Little Pageants registration under way

    Registration is now open for the 2015 Batesville “Little Pageants,” and contestants are needed, according to Alicia Ritchie, one of the pageant volunteers. The pageants are open to Independence County residents only and will take place July 29 starting at 6 p.m. Last year’s (2014) …

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  • Vest receives felony charge

    A man who admitted to stealing wire near a cemetery on Sandtown Road is being charged with a felony. Scott Vest, 35, of Oxford faces a theft of property charge after he was stopped Sunday by Deputy Bobby Woods. Woods said he stopped Vest because …

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  • Quorum court to hear requests

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Jess B. Carpenter building located at 368 E. Main St. Independence County Judge Robert Griffin will request for approval of overtime for road employees and County Tax Collector Janet Perkey will request …

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  • Road closing Monday

    County road work will require that Jamestown Loop be closed to traffic on Monday. The closing will be from the junction with Locust Grove Road and continuing south for 1 1/2 miles, according to the Independence County Judge’s Office. Closing times will be from 8:30 …

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  • Council reviews reports, bills

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock City Council held heard a general discussion of business including monthly reports when it met recently, said Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. The aldermen also reviewed monthly bills.

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