• Hydroelectric meeting scheduled

    The Independence County Quorum Court hydroelectric committee will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday at the county courthouse to discuss the White River hydroelectric plants. Members of the committee are Justices of the Peace Waymon Long, Brent Henderson, Bill Cash, Lackey Moody and Kenny Hurley. All …

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  • Literacy supporters recognized

    The White River Reading Council, an affiliate of the Arkansas Reading Association, recently honored Independence County literacy supporters at a recent celebration, according to a news release. All honorees were nominated by WRRC members. This year’s Administrator of the Year award was presented to Midland …

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  • Scholarship recipients announced

    Recent high school graduates Monroe Albertson, Allison Green, Ashley Green, Sawyer Keller and Ryan Sanders were recently named 2014 recipients of the Arkansas Eastman Trust Scholarships. The scholarship program was established in 1993 to encourage and assist Independence County area students pursuing math- or science-related …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 16, 1994.

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  • Honor students named

    WALNUT RIDGE — Williams Baptist College has released the names of students on the President’s and Dean’s lists for the 2014 spring semester. The President’s List includes those full-time students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average, while the Dean’s List is comprised of …

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  • Club News

    Daughters of the American Revolution The Independence County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, held its May meeting in the Rider Room, First Community Bank, Batesville. Regent Anne Moore called the meeting to order and led the ritual. Dora Kate Lee served as acting chaplain. …

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  • BAT Mobile returns

    The Cadillac driver, who first ignored the stop signs and numerous flashing lights, was immediately surrounded by officers who pulled him from the car. A syringe, along with a large quantity of Honeycomb cereal fell from his pants and was strewn along the pavement while …

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  • Offices to close for holiday

    All Independence County offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day, according to County Judge Robert Griffin. However, regular trash and recycling routes will run as normal. County offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday. The Independence County Library will be closed …

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  • Concealing drugs doesn’t work; woman sentenced

    It wasn’t the first time Independence County Deputy Bobby Woods had dealt with Monica Faye Hobbs and he knew she was lying and hiding drugs inside her body. Ultimately, a baggie containing methamphetamine was recovered and Hobbs was recently sentenced to five years probation by …

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  • Students write to soldiers

    NEWARK — Their recipients are unknown, but their messages personal. “I pray for you every night. Thank you for caring about me and this world. …” — Keylee Harris, third grade. “You are very tuff for fiting (fighting) in the rmmie (army). …” — Emilee …

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  • Future isn’t so bright for sunglasses shoplifter

    The future isn’t looking too bright for a 27-year-old after he took a pair of sunglasses from Walmart. Bryan P. Howard of Batesville faces a shoplifting charge after he removed the barcode off a $20 pair of glasses and left without paying for them. Confronted …

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  • Veterans/best friends graduate college together

    NEWARK — Batesville native Joshua Morrison said he didn’t care much for Robert Martineau when he first met him 14 years ago due to his blunt comments and “Northern personality.” But little did he know he had met his best friend who would help him …

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