• Drug dogs to visit CC Kiwanis

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Kiwanis Club will meet at noon Thursday in the Cave City Community Center to hear from Evening Shade police officers/K-9 handlers Michael Graddy and Kevin Coursey, said secretary Lisa Reschke. Graddy will bring his police/drug dog Gator and Coursey …

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  • $100K bond set for teens

    Two juveniles incarcerated for violent crimes face additional charges after they tried to escape and attacked three guards last week. According to Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery, the two each face additional charges of attempted escape in the first degree and three counts each of …

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  • Speedway event, concert to aid Children’s Hospital

    Batesville Motor Speedway and Bad Boy Mowers have teamed up to bring a series of events to the area as they host the inaugural Bad Boy 98, a Lucas Oil sanctioned dirt late model event which will have the top dirt track drivers in the …

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  • Man arrested for hitting woman, child; another jailed after coming to school allegedly high to pick up kids

    MELBOURNE — An Oxford man was arrested last week after allegedly hitting a woman and 10-year-old child, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Deputies were dispatched Wednesday to an Oxford residence in response to a domestic disturbance where an argument had escalated to a physical …

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  • EQ board names 3

    Larry Jones Three new equalization board members were appointed and a new economic development director was hired at Monday night’s Independence County Quorum Court meeting. Sam Hurley, Tom Sisk and Garland Hankins were appointed to replace three members that resigned. “The realtor is hard to …

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  • Gone and Forgotten

    All across Independence and surrounding counties old family cemeteries are being destroyed by nature — and sometimes by man. Small family cemeteries are dotted all throughout Independence County. A lot of graves are simply marked with a large stone or what’s left of the metal …

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  • Stolen construction equipment recovered

    A $20,000 piece of construction equipment, stolen from a work site in northern Independence County, has been recovered in Jackson County, according to Deputy Shawn Stephens. Jim Bartlett with Klaasmeyer Construction Company told Stephens the mini excavator was shut down at the work site in …

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  • Evening Shade named ‘top school’

    FAYETTEVILLE — Cave City Superintendent Steven Green and Evening Shade Math & Science Academy Principal Kerry Huskey were notified Friday that the Evening Shade campus is being recognized as the top school in the state in two categories. “On behalf of the Office for Education …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 3, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The special grand jury called by Judge Dene H. Coleman to investigate the killing of Farrell Padgett returned two indictments against V.G. Richardson, one for murder and one for …

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  • Club News

    Shawnee District DAR The 2012 Shawnee District, Daughters of the American Revolution, annual meeting was held recently at the Jonesboro County Club in Jonesboro. Presiding was Mary Miller of Batesville. She served as Shawnee District Director for 2010-12. Also attending from the Independence County DAR …

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  • Reeves Pine Grove Cemetery activities announced

    MELBOURNE — Reeves Pine Grove Cemetery, located on Highway 58 West (Guion Road), will hold the annual work day at 8 a.m. Saturday or in case of rain on May 26. Anyone who has family members buried at the cemetery is encouraged to help with …

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  • HSIC offers low-cost clinic

    The Humane Society of Independence County is sponsoring a low-cost spay/neuter clinic for cats and dogs of low-income families in Independence County on June 5. Household income must be less than $25,000 to qualify for this clinic. Appointments must be made by calling the humane …

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