• Police: Man kills teenager, self

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro police say a man has killed a teenager he dated before fleeing her home and killing himself. Lt. Stephen McDaniel says 17-year-old Diamond Ebron was found dead Tuesday from “apparent gunshot wounds.” Witnesses told police 26-year-old Kenneth Thomas shot Ebron with …

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  • Early voting nears in school elections

    Early voting in the annual school board elections will begin Tuesday and continue until noon Sept. 15. All schools in Independence County have agreed to have early voting since there are no contested races or millage changes, County Clerk Tracey Mitchell said, and no voting …

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  • Library to discuss strategic plan

    The Independence County Library Board will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Citizens Bank Annex at 285 E. College St. Agenda items include continued discussion of the library’s strategic plan and activities. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Miss. holds first tax-free sportsmen holiday

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — If you’re a sportsman, this weekend is your holiday. Mississippi’s inaugural tax-free holiday will begin Friday. It runs through Sunday. The Legislature passed a law creating an annual tax-free weekend in September. The law went into effect on July 1. The …

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  • Jonesboro to use grant for police body cameras

    JONESBORO (AP) — The Jonesboro City Council has approved buying tasers and body cameras for some of its police officers. The purchase with a $12,000 grant was approved Tuesday night. The funding for the equipment is from the Department of Justice. Mayor Harold Perrin says …

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  • 10th anniversary events planned for Clinton library

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A series of events is planned in Little Rock this November to mark the 10th anniversary of the Clinton Presidential Center and to recognize the major economic boost the former president’s library has brought to the city. The Clinton Foundation plans …

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  • City to stream meetings online

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Members of Fort Smith’s board of directors want to broadcast their meetings on the Internet, perhaps as early as this month. The board televises its meetings on a local cable television channel. The board intends to live-stream meetings through the city’s …

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  • EHC to host fundraiser

    The Extension Homemaker Club will host a lunch fundraiser 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Extension Office located at 1770 Myers St. Lunch will include a pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw, beans, chips and cookies for $7. Lunches are available for pick up and deliveries …

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  • Dutch oven class offered at Ozark Folk Center State Park

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — A Dutch oven cooking class will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 13 at Ozark Folk Center State Park. Participants will learn to cook over a fire using this traditional cast iron oven on legs. Instructor Josh Epperson has …

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  • New AA meetings announced

    Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are from 6:30 to 7 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, located at 424 E. Main St. in Batesville. For more information call (870) 793-2203 or visit www.aa.org. Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women …

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  • Long to celebrate 90th birthday

    Myrtle H. Long will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at First Community Bank Community Room, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. Long was born Sept. 5, 1924, to John Henry Cleveland …

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  • News Of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 27, 1995.

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