• Fight at home ends with four arrests

    MELBOURNE — A man who grabbed a toddler from another person’s arms and threw the child on the couch was actually one of four people arrested at the home, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Deputies were dispatched July 28 to …

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  • Inmates recaptured on Cave Creek Road

    Two inmates who walked away from the Independence County Recycling Center were recaptured just hours later. Kyle Travis McTigue, 22, of 2085 Oak Hill Loop near Cushman, and 28-year-old Michael P. Bryant, 29, who lists an address of 20 Bobbye Lane at Southside, are back …

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  • Murder-suicide reported

    NEWPORT — A Swifton man who called 911 and said he shot his wife was later found dead, according to a news release from Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas. Around 12:40 p.m. Sunday, the sheriff’s office received a 911 call from the son-in-law of Gayland …

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  • UACCB’s vice chancellor accepts position at UACCH

    UACCB has Independence Hall. The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope has Hempstead Hall. Both have relatively the same number of students enrolled and their cities have surpassed 10,000 in population. But what UACCH will soon have that the University of Arkansas Community College …

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  • Dismantled moped found

    A Batesville woman reported finding her son’s moped in “a million pieces” Sunday afternoon after the 22-year-old was reportedly beaten up by friends. According to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Andrew Rogers met April Bauman at 14th and Byers streets where she said she …

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  • Tax delinquent land sale set for Independence County

    A public auction for the sale of tax delinquent land in Independence County will be held at the Independence County Courthouse at 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to John Thurston, Arkansas commissioner of state lands. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Recent legislation has affected the …

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  • Dealership promotes 2

    The Wood Family Dealership has announced that Phil Brissey is now the general sales manager with an emphasis on the General Motors line and Stanley Wood Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac, according to a news release. “Phil has been an integral part of our organization for …

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  • Gem club to hear about carvings

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Spring River Gem & Mineral Club’s upcoming program is Qing Dynasty Stone Carvings, beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday at Omaha Center in Cherokee Village, said president Lynn Maxedon. The Qing Dynasty was from 1644-1911. “Our speaker is Belinda D. Fish, director …

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  • County offices to close

    All Independence County offices will be closed from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday for a memorial service for the Honorable Judge John Norman Harkey, according to a news release from Independence County Judge Robert Griffin’s office.

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  • Hutchinson Mountain to host carnival

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — A carnival will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hutchinson Mountain Community Center. Activities will include Keller bounce houses, pony rides, face painting, ring toss, balloon darts, pick up ducks and candy walk. All activities may be enjoyed for …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 23, 1995.

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  • Prayer Shawl group changes meeting dates 

    The Prayer Shawl group at Bethesda Campground Methodist Church is now meeting at 6 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of every month. Those who would like to learn to knit or crochet or who already have these skills are welcome. Besides prayer shawls, …

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