• Bud Light bottles thrown at stores

    Cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, energy drinks and jerky sticks seemed to be the target of whoever broke into the Cushman Country Store Monday night. Deputy Shay Moore said she discovered the front door to the store broken by a large rock and a busted Bud Light …

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  • Day of drinking ends in arrest

    The routine of patrolling an Independence County back road was broken for Deputy Shay Moore Monday night when she came across a chain saw and other items in the middle of the roadway and heard a man screaming in the distance. After finding the items …

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  • Disagreement leads to shooting

    ASH FLAT — An Evening Shade man faces a bond hearing in Sharp County today following a shooting Saturday at his residence, 184 Jack Schoolhouse Road, Sheriff Mark Counts said. A first-degree battery charge, a class B felony, was filed Tuesday in Sharp County Circuit …

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  • Contractor 6 months behind; Meyers Street to be open by Monday for school

    The contractor rehabbing the first portion of the Batesville wastewater treatment system is 180 days behind schedule, and now city officials are saying it’s time for Oscar Renda to get out of the way. Furthermore, Oscar Renda is delaying BRB Contractors, who has the second …

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  • First day preparations

    One of Savannah Cousins’ fondest memories of school is making Froot Loop necklaces in Ms. Sally’s kindergarten class at Midland Elementary. Ms. Sally has a last name (Helms) but it’s one Cousins, 24, has a hard time recalling. Ms. Sally — “that’s all we called …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 5, 1993.

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  • Drugs found in Jeep after stop

    ASH FLAT — After a black Jeep was stopped Friday in Cherokee Village for running a stop sign, a passenger was arrested for drug violations, said Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts. Counts and juvenile officer Kevin Dienst made the traffic stop. Counts said the Jeep …

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  • Reward offered in Sharp Co. copper thefts

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Sheriff’s Department wants copper cable thieves brought to justice and they are announcing a reward of up to $2,000 to help accomplish this, Sheriff Mark Counts has announced. “Arkansas citizens can claim the reward by reporting information that directly …

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  • Teens charged in school break-in

    WALNUT RIDGE — Two Imboden area juveniles were charged Monday with commercial burglary, theft of property, criminal trespass and criminal mischief in connection with a June 2 break-in at the Sloan-Hendrix School at Imboden, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. “The bus shop was broken …

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  • LawCo auto show planned

    IMBODEN — The 24th annual Lawrence County Fair auto show will be held Saturday at the Sloan-Hendrix School District at Imboden, according to a news release. Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The entry fee is $15 per each vehicle entered. …

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  • Batesville alzheimer’s group to meet

    The Batesville Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet for brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Batesville Healthcare Center at 1975 White Drive. Nancy Mitchell with Senior Haven will be guest speaker. She will discuss how to gain a better understanding of caring for loved ones …

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  • Homecoming scheduled

    LAFFERTY — Homecoming at Lafferty Community Church is scheduled for Sunday. The morning service will be at 10:45 a.m. with Phillip Edwards bringing the message, followed by a potluck. Special music will be provided by the Tiptons, Quillen Edwards and Mark Hatfield in the afternoon. …

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