• Assessor’s office employee resigns

    One Independence County Assessor’s Office employee and three out of the five members of the county’s equalization board have handed in resignations in the past few weeks. Employee Elizabeth Baker said she had no comment concerning her decision to leave. In her resignation letter she …

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  • Administrator retires after 40 years

    Ronnie Coots Ronnie Coots doesn’t want to think about what life will be like after June 30. “It’s all I’ve ever done. … This has been my life … and I don’t want to think about it. Besides after 40 years in education, retirement “doesn’t …

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  • JPs to consider resolutions

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the county courthouse in Ash Flat to consider resolutions concerning a Highland sewer project and a bid for a bridge over Bear Creek, said County Judge Larry Brown. The JPs will …

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  • Lyon construction continues

    Lyon College is reviving Eds. Its new 44,000-square-foot campus center under construction will bear the name of the Lyon College landmark that served students for decades — Edwards Commons. Lyon College President Dr. Donald Weatherman said the campus isn’t the same without the place that …

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  • ICEDC endorses director

    It took a telephone conference call in order to have a quorum, but the Independence County Economic Development Commission agreed unanimously Thursday afternoon as to whom they favor to be their new director. The candidate of choice of two applicants for the job was Larry …

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  • Liberty Hill Road closed

    ASH FLAT — Liberty Hill Road between Game Preserve Road and Rolling Hills Road in Sharp County will be closed Tuesday through Friday for road work, county Road Foreman Gene Moore said today.

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  • Associate degrees to be awarded at UACCB

    Commencement ceremonies at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will be held tonight. Associated of arts graduates are noted by their degrees and hometowns. Honor graduates are denoted as summa cum laude (cumulative grade point average of 3.9 or higher) magna cum laude …

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  • Ozarka plans commencements

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College at Melbourne will hold its 2012 commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday in the John E. Miller auditorium. Students who completed degrees in December 2011 and May 2012 will be recognized. Students who will complete degrees during summer I or summer …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 2, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The special grand jury called by Judge Dene H. Coleman to investigate the killing in Batesville Saturday night had examined 10 witnesses in regard to the killing of young …

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  • Bank announces promotions

    The Citizens Bank of Batesville recently promoted four lending division staff members. Micah Beard has been promoted to senior vice president and senior commercial loan officer. He has 17 years lending experience and currently serves as interim chief lending officer. He joined Citizens Bank in …

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  • Sherwood wins Quality Award

    Sherwood Urgent Care of Batesville earned a Platinum Award in the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care’s annual Quality Awards program recently, according to a news release. The Quality Awards are designed to recognize improvement in and individual health care organizations’ performance and is given to …

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  • New agent joins Coldwell Banker

    Coldwell Banker Choice Realty announces the recent addition of new sales agent Kendall Faulkner. “Kendall is a long-time resident of the area, raised on the principals of honesty and integrity,” said business owner Missy Aaron. “He is a former member of the U.S. Army and …

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