• Mother jailed after drinking – 12-year-old found asleep in car

    A restaurant manager concerned over the welfare of a minor called authorities which resulted in the parent’s going to jail. According to the report by Deputy Kody Headley, he was called and met with the manager who told him a mother and her daughter had …

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  • Man brandishing gun arrested

    MELBOURNE — A Melbourne man who threatened to kill himself with a handgun in front of children was arrested shortly before midnight last Wednesday, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Sherman Ball, 34, was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor second degree-five …

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  • Tools, building supplies taken from home

    When Deborah Stites walked onto the front porch and found the screen door open and the inside door unlocked to her house Thursday morning she got nervous. When she opened the door and heard movement inside, she called police. Stites told Independence County Deputy Anthony …

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  • 5 Southside teachers net funding from bank’s education initiative

    Five projects conceived by Southside educators will share in $5,000 in grant money provided by the 2014-15 Citizens Bank Education Initiative for the Southside School District. “The Education Initiative demonstrates Citizens Bank’s commitment to educators,” said Bank President Phil Baldwin. “We designed this program to …

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  • Moorefield eyes tax hike

    MOOREFIELD — The Moorefield Town Council will meet in special session at 7 tonight to have the third and final reading of an ordinance enacting a 2-percent sales and use tax increase to be placed on the November general election ballot. The meeting will take …

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  • Izard jail gets high marks

    MELBOURNE — Inspectors recently gave the Izard County jail high marks, Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. The Izard County Detention Facility was inspected Aug. 13 by the Arkansas Criminal Detention Facilities Review Committee. The committee noted that the food service in the facility was well managed …

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  • Ballot positions drawn

    The Independence County Election Commission held a ballot draw on Thursday for the November 2014 general election. The draw decides what position the candidates will be listed on the ballot: U.S. Senate — Tom Cotton, Nathan LaFrance, Sen. Mark Pryor, Mark H. Swaney U.S. Congress …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 16, 1995.

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  • Teens found with stolen car, gun

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas State University police say they found six teenagers with a stolen vehicle and gun in a campus parking garage. Police say the teens were stopped in a stolen Kia Optima on Saturday. The officer says a bullet, a spent casing, knives …

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  • Jonesboro police chief gets 30-day suspension

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro Police Chief Michael Yates was suspended Friday for 30 days without pay for derogatory comments he made on Facebook about The Jonesboro Sun and a former reporter who covered his agency. In announcing the suspension, Mayor Harold Perrin said Yates would …

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  • Two-headed turtle born

    AMAGON (AP) — A two-headed snapping turtle has been born in northeast Arkansas. The baby turtle was discovered last week at the NEA Turtle Farm in Amagon. An employee says the uncommon snapper was discovered among a group of 30,000 that will be shipped to …

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  • Scrutiny ongoing at Arkansas lockup for juveniles

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Officials with the Arkansas Division of Youth Services and a nonprofit disability rights group say they will work together to investigate allegations that staff members at the state’s largest juvenile lockup rewarded youths with candy bars for punching, slapping or bothering …

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