• Bulletproof vests OK’d

    Bulletproof vests have to be replaced every five years, and now the sheriff’s department has asked to buy 15 new ones. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery told the quorum court at Monday night’s meeting that the Kevlar vests have a five-year warranty, noting “Sweat breaks …

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  • Two arrested following fight

    MELBOURNE — Two people allegedly involved in a fight in the parking lot of a Calico Rock apartment were later arrested, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawerence. He said deputies responded to the fight but learned that two of the individuals …

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  • Upcoming Civil War re-enactment to be discussed

    The Batesville Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Community Bank’s George Rider Room. The meeting is open to guests. Vice president Mark Mobley will discuss the upcoming re-enactment of the Union occupation of Batesville 150 years ago. He will …

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  • Lyon slates orientation day

    The second Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) day will be Saturday during the 33rd annual Arkansas Scottish Festival. A third SOAR event is scheduled for June 1. SOAR participants will get to know their faculty advisers, select and pre-register for their first semester of …

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  • Cash, jewelry, antiques taken in burglary

    A Thursday night burglary at Arkansas Antiques, adjacent to the Batesville Regional Airport on Highway 167 South, netted thieves $200 in cash, along with jewelry and collectable items valued at approximately $1,545, according to Deputy Phillip Pickett with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Pickett said …

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  • Man arrested in forgery theft case

    Kalvan Spivey Accused of using a stolen and forged check to buy a Jeep that was later wrecked, a Desha man is facing felony charges, according to Investigator Michael Thatch with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Thatch said that around 3:40 p.m. March 22 Deputy …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 28, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO About 11 o’clock this morning a team belonging to R.T. Harral of Charlotte, while in front of the Weaver-Dowdy Store, took fright and ran away. All trace chains had …

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  • Kindergarten registration set

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Mount Pleasant Elementary will hold kindergarten registration from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday in the kindergarten room. Children must be 5 on or before Aug. 1, have a physical screening development assessment, current immunization record, Social Security number and one of …

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  • Veterans to host memorial

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Relatives of the Nicholas Marion Fortune family are invited to attend a memorial service by the Sons of the Confederate Veterans at the Chalybeate Springs Cemetery at 2 p.m. Saturday. The cemetery is located on County Road 30 off Highway 5 South. …

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  • Watercolors to be taught

    Artist Diane Ziemski will present a watercolor workshop in from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday with a break for lunch at the BAAC Art Gallery on Main. Cost is $125 for two days with $25 deposit due with pre-registration. For more information …

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  • SHS to raise funds for Project Graduation

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School will have a Spring Fling fundraiser Saturday with proceeds benefitting Project Graduation for seniors to have a drug-free party graduation night. A yard sale is scheduled from 7 a.m. to noon. A pie and cake auction as well as live …

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  • ‘Idol’ to perform

    MELBOURNE — Lauren Gray, American Idol Top 40 contestant, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday in the John E. Miller Education Complex Auditorium on the campus of Ozarka College in Melbourne. All proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund. Gray, of Hardy, competed on the television …

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