• Izard County office gets good rating

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Sheriff’s Department was found to be mostly in compliance regarding overtime and compensation following a recent review by the U.S. Wage and Hour bureau. “All computation was found to be in compliance with the exception of four detention officers who …

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  • WR Materials wins $19M bid for highway widening

    The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a bid for improvements to a roadway in Independence County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials. The purpose of the project is to widen 5.3 miles of Highway 167 (North St. Louis Street) from two …

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  • UAW to meet

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • Former Navy SEAL to be speaker

    SEARCY — Eric Greitens will be the speaker in the second presentation of Harding University’s 2014-15 American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Benson Auditorium on the Harding campus in Searcy. Greitens is a former Navy SEAL, the founder of the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 5, 1995.

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  • The changing face of the underworld – DTF tackles drugs as a ‘business’

    Once upon a time, the bad guys maintained the same habits, lived in the same location and led a predictable lifestyle. But that’s all changed. These days, fighting the war on drugs is a constant moving target and to compound the problem they have moved …

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  • Southside School gets stoplight on Hwy. 167

    SOUTHSIDE — Red light. Green light. A stoplight at the intersection of Highway 167 and Scott Drive in front of the Southside School District campus is a go — again. In an effort years in the making, Superintendent Roger Rich said the district was recently …

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  • Council to consider forming own police force

    Will the city of Batesville split from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office? That question could be answered when the Batesville City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at city hall. Consultant Steve Davis will present a feasibility report on the city forming its own police …

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  • Missing man found

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Office has announced that Milburn White has returned home and “is safe and in sound medical condition,” Sheriff Steve Jeffery said in a statement this morning. White, 81, was reported missing last week after he did not show up at Wood-Lawn …

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  • Co. departments want more

    It’s time to create a 2015 budget for Independence County and it’s the same problem as last year — not enough money and more employees are needed. The Independence County Quorum Court budget committee met on Friday to review the budget and hear from department …

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  • Veterans Day ceremony announced

    The American Legion Post 114 will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the pavilion on the south end of the White River Bridge (where it was held last year) in Batesville. “The American Legion Post 114 invites everyone to come out …

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  • Offices close for holiday

    Independence County government offices will be closed Tuesday in observance of Veterans Day. However, trash and recycling will run as scheduled. The Independence County Library will be closed Tuesday and will re-open at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The Sharp County Courthouse will also be closed for the …

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