• Crash claims 1 life

    QUITMAN — A one-vehicle accident in Cleburne County about 10:10 a.m. Friday resulted in the death of the driver, 24-year-old Victoria G. Callihan of Quitman, said the responding officer, Arkansas State Police Cpl. Sean Riegle. Callihan was traveling south on state Highway 225 about five …

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  • Woman injured in parasailing fall

    Seriously injured when her parasail became entangled in power lines, pulling her to the ground, a Newark woman’s condition was unknown as of press time this morning. Angela Ohlson, 44, was injured around 6:30 Sunday evening while parasailing in a field near her home on …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 9, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO At a meeting of the businessmen of this city held Tuesday afternoon in the Board of Trade rooms it was decided to hold a monthly sales and trade day …

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  • Substitute teacher workshop set

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School District has scheduled a substitute teacher workshop on Tuesday for anyone interested in substituting for the 2012-13 school year, according to a news release. “ It will be a drop-in workshop from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in …

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  • Senior Miss, Mr. named

    Senior Miss and Mr. Independence County were crowned at the Independence County Fair on Friday. Named Senior Miss Independence County 2012 was Judy Oaks of Batesville. First runner-up was Faye Fulbright of Batesville and second runner-up was Claudene Collins of Batesville. Named Senior Mr. Independence …

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  • Bethesda boat ramp

    Bulldozers prepare to push a 70-foot concrete slab into the White River as part of a new boat launching ramp being constructed north of Bethesda. Looking on is Ken Shirley with the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission. The slab, poured and cured on land and …

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  • Attendance up

    With temperatures in the triple digits most of the day and early evening, attendees at Thursday night’s Independence County Fair caught a break late in the afternoon when thunderclouds and cool winds appeared although no rain fell. Fair board member Lynn Bachman said this morning …

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  • Runaway girls found

    Authorities have located Britany Carlson, 17, and 15-year-old Mariah Robertson who had been reported missing since Tuesday when they disappeared from the Independence County Fair. “We would like to thank the community in its support, information and concern regarding the two juvenile runaways,” Detective Lt. …

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  • Concord marshal leaves

    CONCORD — Nick Hunnicutt quit as Concord’s marshal last Friday without notice and applications are being taken at city hall for hiring a replacement, city Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit said this morning. Jimmy Tate will remain at his job of part-time marshal, she said. Hunnicutt’s leaving …

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  • Contestants to vie for Miss Sharp County title

    ASH FLAT — Two Cave City participants will be among those vying for the Miss Sharp County crown during next week’s Sharp County Fair, said pageant director Sue Billiot. “We have three contestants for Miss Sharp County and eight for Junior Miss Sharp County,” said …

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  • $50,000 bond set in drug arrest

    HEBER SPRINGS —  Larry Wright, a 51-year-old Heber Springs resident, was arrested by Cleburne County sheriff’s detectives and narcotics investigators on Bittle Road Tuesday afternoon, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. Wright was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for two …

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  • Man arrested for gun threats

    Bond has been set at $30,000 for a man charged with threatening people with a shotgun and club on the White River. In a court affidavit, Lt. Mike Mundy with the Independence County Sheriff’s Department said Joshua R. Lindhurst, 24, of Sulphur Rock was arrested …

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