• Korean War vet carried wounded soldier, weapon away from enemy before also becoming injured

    Growing up in Poughkeepsie, I always knew Wayne Denton. He was a quiet, soft-spoken man, a good friend of my dad. I had heard of his army days. “He was shot to pieces during the war,” people said. But I was young, and the grim …

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  • Veterans, spouses to be honored at John 3:16

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries will host its seventh annual Veterans Celebration Service steak dinner, paying tribute to local military veterans, following the Sunday morning service (around noon) on Nov. 16. Services start at 9:45 in the new multi-purpose building. Decorated Vietnam veteran the Rev. …

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  • One still in custody after meth arrests

    MELBOURNE — One of two people who was arrested last week for drug charges — including exposing a child to meth — has bonded out, while the other is still in custody, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. The pair was arrested Nov. 5 …

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  • Toddler drowns in pond

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Garland County Sheriff’s Office says a 2-year-old boy has drowned after crawling through a doggy door and into a pond. Deputies say the toddler knocked down a baby gate on Monday before crawling outside. They say the boy’s father found …

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  • 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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