• Bank awards 3 scholarships

    Citizens Bank has awarded college scholarships to three recipients as part of the bank’s continuing commitment to higher education, according to a news release.   Verlinda Cullum of Newark received the $1,000 Citizens Bank UACCB Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a student at the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 17, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO The Brock murder case, which has been on trial in Jackson County Circuit Court this week, ended Wednesday night shortly before midnight when the jury returned a verdict of …

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  • e-visits: Software lets patients see doctor without leaving nursing home

    The doctor doesn’t have to be in to see patients. Dr. Verona Brown can see her patients at Wood-Lawn Nursing Home when she’s at home, on vacation or even on the golf course — and they don’t have to leave the nursing home. Wood-Lawn has …

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  • HRA plans layoffs

    As part of the agency’s restructuring, the Health Resources of Arkansas board of directors voted Thursday to set a target of 20 to 25 percent “reduction in forces,” or layoff. As of late July, HRA had 302 employees, so such a reduction would be in …

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  • Plans made for doggie pool party

    The Humane Society of Independence County will host its fifth annual Doggie Pool Party on Sept. 8 at the Fitzhugh Park (“Mickey Mouse”) swimming pool at 1990 Harrison St. in Batesville. Gates will open at 11 a.m., and open swim for everyone goes until 2 …

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  • Three facing fake ID, drug, fleeing charges

    When a woman stopped dead in her tracks and two men hurriedly left upon seeing the police officer enter Hawgs Exxon, Deputy Brian Luetschwager knew something was up. Luetschwager said he stopped into the convenience store around 11:30 Wednesday night and noticed that two men …

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  • Finalists announced in White River’s Got Talent

    From soloists to skits, there will be a variety of entertainment during the White River’s Got Talent finale, set for 7 p.m. Sept. 8 as part of the 69th annual White River Water Carnival. “This year, the contest drew dozens of entrants from a multi-county …

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  • County court to discuss bonds

    The Independence County Court will convene at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the county courthouse to consider the issuance of $45 million aggregate principal amount of pollution control revenue refunding bonds. The bonds will refinance certain pollution control facilities acquired, constructed and installed by Entergy Arkansas …

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  • Student caught with pot

    He may not have been smoking in the boys’ room but a Magness teenager was caught after smoking marijuana at the Cedar Ridge High School gym Thursday afternoon. According to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, officers were called to the school at Newark shortly before …

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  • Student dragged by semi

    NEWPORT — An Arkansas State University-Newport student was air-lifted to a Memphis hospital on Wednesday after he was reportedly dragged several feet by a semitruck. Newport police and emergency personnel were dispatched to the school’s commercial driving course at 7648 Victory Blvd. at about 2:50 …

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  • Council cancels meeting

    The Batesville City Council has canceled its meeting for next week because of the lack of agenda items, officials announced. The council usually meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

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  • Christian singer to perform

    Christian country music artist Hunter Erwin, a native of Tickfaw, La., will bring his testimony in music to Foothills Cowboy Church at 595 Hilly Village Road about halfway between Batesville and Cave City at 10 a.m. Sunday, said Lance Hames, pastor. It will be Erwin’s …

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