• Rock N Roll Window cleaning – Window washer faces streak of success

    Dressed in a black T-shirt and black jeans, 31-year-old Dwain Roark Jr. looks more like a rocker than a window cleaner. Well, actually — he’s both. He’s the owner of Rock N Roll Window Cleaning and he’s in a band. But don’t mistake his company …

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  • Fight starts at dance, ends in car accident

    A fight that started at a dance ended in a head-on collision that may have been intentional. Independence County officers report being called to an accident around 2:51 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Indco Lane. Cpl. Chris Toland said he arrived to find a …

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  • 2 killed in crashes on highways

    JUDSONIA (AP) — Arkansas State Police say two people have died in separate single-vehicle accidents in the state during the weekend. Troopers say 55-year-old James Marsh of Searcy was killed Saturday when the vehicle he was driving on a road in White County about 8 …

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  • Melbourne/Mt. Pleasant students learn about farm, food, health

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne Elementary and Mount Pleasant Elementary students recently spent a day on the “farm” without every leaving school. The interactive, traveling “Farm to You” exhibit was brought to both campuses. The display features a 10-station presentation that begins on “Farmer Dale’s Arkansas Plate …

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  • Izard deputies don’t give out coal but trips to jail

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Detention Facility had a few visitors over Christmas, but they were wearing jail uniforms instead of red suits. Steven William Chute, 25, of Pineville was arrested Dec. 19 and later formally charged with two drug-related felonies and one misdemeanor. Chute …

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  • Bebow earns award

    Gary Bebow, president/CEO of White River Medical Center in Batesville, a 2011 recipient of the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence, has been elected to serve a one-year term during 2015 as chairman of the board for the Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence, according to a …

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  • Fear of violence sends grandfather to sheriff’s office for assistance

    A man who became angry at his grandfather and mother was eventually taken to jail Saturday, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Kirk Green took a report from Fred Hammer of 200 Firehouse Road in regards to Hammer’s 19-year-old grandson …

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  • Horses reported stolen

    Three horses were reportedly stolen last week, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Bobby Woods said in a report that Lorelei Everetts of Riverview Road, Batesville contacted the sheriff’s office on Dec. 23 about the missing horses. She said the …

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  • Front brings wintry weather

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A cold front has brought freezing temperatures, sleet and snow to parts of Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory Saturday for portions of central and southern Oklahoma, where snow accumulations of up to three …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 17, 2003.

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  • State parks to host New Year trail hikes

    The public is invited to take a free guided trail hike at participating Arkansas state parks on Jan. 1. On New Year’s Day, 33 of Arkansas’ 52 state parks will offer 55 guided hikes. The event is part of a nationwide initiative by America’s 50 …

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  • State agencies’ funds hurt by bond fee decline

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An increase of low-level criminal offenders released without paying bond is hurting the wallets of several local and state agencies in Arkansas. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports county jails have controlled inmate populations for decades by releasing offenders bond-free on citations that …

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