• Residents respond to library survey

    Almost 400 county residents let their opinions be heard in a survey released this summer by the Independence County Library. The results were presented to the county library board recently and will be used as the facility continues forming its strategic plan for moving forward …

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  • Sharp County sees decrease in sales tax revenue

    ASH FLAT — Sales tax revenue received in Sharp County in August was down $3,300, the county’s quorum court learned on Sept. 8 during its regular meeting. “All members were present,” said County Judge Larry Brown. “They reviewed all reports from county officials. It was …

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  • Cave officials discuss well

    CAVE CITY — The City of Cave City has found some property that already has a well on it and is in discussions with the landowners concerning the possibility of the city purchasing it for another water source, said Mayor Ron Burge. The property is …

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  • ‘Door to Door’ lunch offered by chamber

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce will host a “Door to Door” lunch meeting at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 2 in the Maxfield Room at Lyon College. A presentation will begin at noon and will recap key legislative accomplishments …

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  • UACCB to honor Lassiter

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville and First Community Bank will host a Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Independence Hall located on the campus of UACCB. Former UACCB Chancellor Dr. Jack Lassiter will be …

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  • C-Ridge public report is tonight

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District will have its annual report to the public at 7 tonight in the Newark Elementary cafeteria. The Cedar Ridge School Board will also have its regular monthly meeting to include discussion of financial and personnel reports. Meetings are …

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  • Meeting changed again

    The Batesville Airport Commission has again changed its regular monthly meeting. The meeting is still Wednesday but the time has been changed to 5:30 p.m. in the airport terminal building.

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  • Cave City’s annual report on tap

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet in special session at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 in the high school library for its annual report to the public, said Superintendent Steven Green. The annual report will start with a welcome by Green, student …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 7, 1995.

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  • AG McDaniel hospitalized

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is hospitalized after a reaction to a new blood-pressure medication he is taking. Spokesman Aaron Sadler says McDaniel has been admitted to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for observation after being taken to the …

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  • Voters must register by Oct. 6

    Oct. 6 is the deadline to apply to register to vote for the Nov. 4 general election. For more information on registering, call the Independence County Clerk’s office at (870) 793-8828. Applications are usually available at county clerk offices, State Revenue Office, Driver Services, public …

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  • POW, Purple Heart recipient to speak

    SEARCY — The first presentation of Harding University’s 2014-15 American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series will feature Col. Lee Ellis at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Benson Auditorium at Searcy. Early in his career, Ellis served as an Air Force fighter pilot flying 53 combat missions …

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