• Man pulls knife on clerk, flees

    Things got a bit dangerous at the Dollar General Store atop Ramsey Mountain Tuesday afternoon when a man suspected of helping a woman shoplift reportedly pulled a knife on a clerk before the couple fled in a stolen truck. Deputy Robert Moser with the Independence …

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  • Formal charges filed over ‘White Rabbit’

    A warrant for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, commonly known as synthetic marijuana, has been issued for Tawny K. Hubbard, 22, of Batesville, according to a court affidavit signed by Sheriff’s Narcotics Officer Chris Toland. The warrant was issued after narcotics officers …

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  • Reckless driver found lying in street gets arrested

    An apparent argument with passengers in his car resulted in a Batesville man having a wreck and being arrested on numerous charges Tuesday afternoon. Deputy Ben Keener said he was dispatched to the area of Main and Seventh streets just before 1 p.m. where witnesses …

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  • Candidate forum set

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Farm Bureau will be hosting a Measure the Candidates forum at 6 p.m. Aug. 30 in the Exhibit Building at the Sharp County Fairgrounds, said Sue Billiot of the Sharp County Farm Bureau Women’s committee who also serves as …

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  • Election commission to meet

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 3 p.m. Monday in the courthouse courtroom located at 192 E. Main St. The purpose of the meeting will be to draw for candidate’s ballot positions for the November general election according to commission chairwoman Cathy Drew. …

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  • Resumés to be reviewed for city marshal’s position

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall to continue to review resumés for the vacant city marshal’s position and possibly offer the job to one candidate, said Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit. During last week’s regular meeting, the aldermen …

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  • Police chief to be honored

    SALEM — A drop-in retirement reception for Salem Police Chief Al Roork will begin at 5 this afternoon in the Salem City Hall and continue until 7, when a regular city council meeting will convene, according to a news release. Roork, who has worked for …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 15, 1993.

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  • Centro Christiano to host El Pionero

    Centro Christiano of Batesville is celebrating its eighth anniversary this month. As part of the Hispanic church’s anniversary celebrations, church members are organizing “El Pionero” Pioneer Bike Ride. The event is not a race. Centro Christiano’s goals are to promote both good health and literacy. …

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  • Authors to sign children’s books Saturday at new Ash Flat library

    Lexie Sullivan ASH FLAT — Stella Hash and Lexie Sullivan, authors of children’s books, will be at the new Ash Flat Public Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to sign books, said Ina Gill, library committee member. “The Christmas Caravan” by Stella Hash …

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  • Revival begins Sunday

    SIDNEY — Sidney Baptist Church will have a revival with chalk artist evangelist Scotty McDowell. Meeting times are 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. McDowell, who was a pastor for eight years before going into full-time evangelism in 1997, …

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  • CR fire department hosts truck pull

    CALICO ROCK — A truck pull event will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Tip Wiseman Rodeo arena, located at the rear of Earl King Park off State Highway 56 near Calico Rock. Calico Rock Volunteer Fire Department and the Lions Club will …

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