• Bring generations closer on Grandparents Day

    Research shows children need four to six involved, caring adults to fully develop emotionally and socially. Grandparents can play a vital role in today’s families. To build closer bonds across the generations in the family, try a Generations Scrapbook or Did You Ever game, or …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

      This photo from Allen Wright’s birthday party, probably in the spring of 1932, was taken beside the Independence Hall building near Sidney and College streets. Identifications are as follows: Front row (from left) Donald Weigart, Don Andrews in front, Jim Barnett directly behind Andrews, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 30, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO A total of 15 cars of freight were shipped out from Pfeiffer Monday, consisting of stone riprap, manganese ore and cedar posts. Joe Pfeiffer said that for the next …

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  • Arrest made in chair assault

    As the suspect in a domestic assault incident Thursday night, a Newark man was arrested as he exited a neighborhood convenience store, according to Independence County Deputy Michael Darr. William C. Bullard, 25, of Ninth Street was jailed after he allegedly struck his wife with …

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  • Cave City’s report to public set for Sept. 24

    CAVE CITY — During its August meeting, the Cave City School Board set the date for the district’s annual public meeting for Sept. 24, said Superintendent Steven Green. The time is tentatively set for 7 p.m. In other business the directors adopted the academic standards …

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  • Water board to hear reports

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the authority’s office at 1401 Batesville Blvd. to hear several reports, said Manager John Richardson. On tap are August water and wastewater financial reports, an August system totals report, a …

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  • Possessed? Part II – Jail nurse: Woman’s eyes were ‘pure demon evil’

    Editor’s note: This story contains material that some readers might find disturbing. Previously: In 1994, a woman, whose name has been withheld, was arrested for starting fires in Mountain View. At the time, the city was unable to house female prisoners and she was brought …

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  • ‘Idol’ finalist to headline; Newark’s TNT is Saturday

    NEWARK — Lauren Gray, top 40 finalist in this year’s American Idol competition, will headline Saturday’s 18th annual Times-N-Traditions Festival at Newark, said Ernie Pectol, one of the organizers. “All activities except the parade are scheduled at the Newark City Park,” said Pectol. “This year’s …

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  • Voting begins Tuesday

    Early voting for Arkansas’ annual school board elections is set to begin Tuesday and end Sept. 17. Area contested races include the Batesville, Highland and Calico Rock school boards. In Independence County, early voting for Batesville, Southside, Midland and Cedar Ridge school districts will be …

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  • Man jailed for violating protection order

    Timothy L. Roberson, 29, of Pleasant Plains remains incarcerated in the Independence County jail, and is being formally charged with felony violation of a protection order for allegedly hitting his elderly mother. In a court affidavit filed Wednesday, Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Mike Mundy said …

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  • UACCB to host community picnic

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will host a community picnic at 4 p.m. Tuesday on the lawn outside the Nursing and Allied Health building and the Row-Johns Library. This event is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the community as …

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  • Newport resident shot

    NEWPORT — Newport Police Department officers were dispatched to Ashley Drive in Newport about 10 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a shooting, according to Lt. Patrick Weatherford with the Criminal Investigations Division. Officers located the victim, who was identified as Melvin Cox, 28, of Newport, …

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