• Weekend shooting reported

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call Saturday of a teenager that was bleeding off of Duck Puddle Road from what appeared to be a self-inflicted wound, according to Sheriff Steve Jeffery. “When officers arrived it was discovered that a young man from …

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  • Woman injured in fall

    Tara Farmer, 24, of Cushman was injured in a fall from the Little Lafferty Creek Bridge on Collietown Road near Cushman Saturday afternoon while using her cell phone, according to her husband. Billy Farmer told police his family had been at the creek most of …

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  • Council to consider grant

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The council will consider a  resolution to obtain a 50/50 matching grant from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism’s Outdoor Recreation grant program in order to help improve recreation facilities. Members …

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  • Road in Sharp County closed

    ASH FLAT — Duncan Lane, north of Fools Creek in the Poughkeepsie area, closed this morning and will remain closed through Tuesday for road repair, said Sharp County Judge Larry Brown.

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  • Pleasant Plains council to recognize team

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains City Council will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall. The agenda will include recognition of the Midland High School Mustang baseball team for winning the state championship.

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  • Cushman council meets tonight

    CUSHMAN The Cushman City Council will meet at 6:30 tonight at city hall. Reports will be heard and current bills will be reviewed. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • District court budget tops agenda

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the county courthouse in Ash Flat to consider amending the district court/district court probation budget, according to an agenda for the meeting. The court will also consider making an appointment to …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 30, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO An order of the court was made Wednesday which will enable the bondsmen of James Evans, former circuit and chancery clerk, to make settlement with the county and pay …

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  • WRAAA quarterly meeting slated

    White River Area Agency on Aging Inc. board of directors will hold its quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday at Eagle Mountain Assisted Living Center in Batesville.

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  • GAP to meet

    The Batesville School District Grandparents As Parents group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the resource room of the Early Learning and Enrichment Center, 1900 Lyon St. This meeting is for any relative who is helping raise a child in their care. Refreshments will …

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  • Burglars target Main Street store, take clothing

    Numerous articles of clothing seemed to be the main target for burglars Wednesday night when they hit Archie’s You Name It Shop at 151 Main St. in Batesville. Store owner Archie Owens of Mountain View told Deputy Randy Jones that when he arrived to open …

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  • Newark man wanted for sexual assault of child

    Tyler Freeman Already awaiting trial for sexual assault charges in White County, an 18-year-old Newark man is facing the same charges in Independence County, according to a court affidavit filed by Detective Mike Mundy. Mundy said that on June 3 Deputy Billy Crooms was dispatched …

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