• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 7, 1995.

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  • Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin was “out of town” when the world united and rejoiced in a way never seen before or since. He and Neil Armstrong were on the moon. They missed the whole celebration 45 years ago …

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  • Attendance steady

    The fair is in town, and crowds are turning out. Attendance for the second day of the fair totaled 2,983 people on Tuesday night, a little less than last year’s Tuesday attendance of 3,034. Fair-goers can expect another night of lower-than-usual temperatures tonight. The Prize …

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  • Karaoke for a Cause to benefit BBBS

    Karaoke for a Cause, a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters, will be held Aug. 23 at Josie’s at the Lockhouse in Batesville. The theme is The Great White Way, a tribute to Broadway, and participants are asked to perform their favorite song from a …

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  • Rivers: Prepare for the ‘Big One’

    Hank Rivers learned to appreciate the power of an earthquake when he was on the third floor of a building while in Turkey. When the building was shaking, Rivers could not walk out and had to crawl out on his stomach. Arkansas experiences earthquakes nearly …

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  • Mental evaluation sought in murder case

    A woman who admitted killing her mother will not have any further legal proceedings until a mental evaluation has been completed. Jerrie Lynn Acklin, 41, of Mountain Home is being held in the Independence County Jail on a first-degree murder charge in the death of …

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  • Third Judicial District DTF continues summer roundup

    NEWPORT — Methampheta-mine, hydrocodone pills, Adderall and marijuana as well as numerous items of drug paraphernalia have been confiscated during a roundup this week. Agents with the Third Judicial Drug Task Force made the arrests, announced Henry Boyce, prosecuting attorney and DTF director. All arrests …

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  • Talks resume on property

    The Batesville-Independence County Economic Development Corporation will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. Board members will continue discussions regarding the sale of the remaining land in the Batesville-Independence Industrial Park. The meeting is open to the public.

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  • Road reopens; another closes

    ASH FLAT — Wilson Well Road in Sharp County, which was closed for bridge repairs earlier this week, reopened today and Hill Gray Road at the low water crossing is closed and is expected to reopen sometime Monday, said Road Superintendent Dan Melbourne.

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  • Officials ID body found in ditch

    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Officials have identified a man found dead in a ditch off Interstate 55 in Southaven. DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders said 62-year-old Michael J. Gooch was found around 2 p.m. Tuesday on Old Airways near Interstate 55 by a road worker …

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  • Bull Shoals police chief on trial

    HARRISON (AP) — A trial has begun for the chief of the Bull Shoals Police Department, who is accused of using excessive force against a suspect. Prosecutors allege Daniel Sutterfield kicked and beat a domestic abuse suspect with a shotgun and threw him into a …

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  • Scammers impersonate officers

    FORT SMITH (AP) — The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office says there have been several reports in recent days of residents receiving phone calls from someone impersonating a law enforcement officer. The department said Tuesday that the impersonators say they are representing the sheriff’s office and …

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