• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 12, 1995.

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  • Transportation department worker killed

    HELENA-WEST HELENA (AP) — Authorities say an Arkansas highway worker was killed when he was struck by a truck trailer while changing a stop sign near Helena-West Helena. Arkansas State Police say 59-year-old John Barefield of Marvell was replacing the sign at the intersection of …

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  • Running over neighbor yields charge of negligent homicide

    MONETTE (AP) — A Monette man has been charged with misdemeanor negligent homicide after police said he accidentally ran over his neighbor. Craighead County prosecutors say 45-year-old William Sevor was charged Thursday. They say he ran over 43-year-old Sandra Platz with his truck on April …

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  • Ozarka golf tourney set for Oct. 4

    MELBOURNE — Team entries are currently being accepted for the Ozarka College Foundation Golf Tournament, a 4-person scramble, set for Oct. 4 at Cooper Hawk’s Golf Course in Melbourne. A shotgun start is set for 9 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the new Student Services …

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  • Mara Leveritt hopes WM3 will be exonerated by Beebe

    In 1993, three 8-year-old boys, Stevie Branch, Christopher Byers and Michael Moore, were brutally murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas. Three teenage boys were convicted of killing them based upon a confession from one of the boys who later recanted. Later, DNA would fail to link …

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  • Driver runs out of gas in 100-mile chase

    If you steal a vehicle and make a long-range run from the police, you should always check the gas gauge. The same is true if you’re the cop doing the chasing. Both the driver of a stolen truck — later identified as 26-year-old Amanda N. …

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  • Man accused of stabbing, driving 50 miles for help

    BALD KNOB — A Bald Knob man whose mother reportedly begged authorities for help for her son diagnosed with schizophrenia has been charged with first-degree murder after allegedly stabbing his girlfriend Tuesday morning. According to the Bald Knob Police Department, Jesse Bryan Swain, 35, stabbed …

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  • Out of the Darkness Walk set for Oct. 11, changes location

    The second annual Out of the Darkness Walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 11 at Lyon College in Batesville. This is a change to last year’s location at Riverside Park. Registration check-in starts at 9. Those who …

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  • Jonesboro woman sentenced in husband’s death

    JONESBORO (AP) — A Jonesboro woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for her role in the 2011 shooting death of her husband. Michelle Despain pleaded guilty Aug. 8 to three counts of hindering apprehension in the death of Marc Despain. She was …

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  • Rally scheduled

    SEARCY — An informational rally against the alcohol amendment will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Harding University Administration Auditorium at Searcy. Issue No. 4, which will be on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, is an amendment to the current …

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  • Ozarka-Mountain View to present fall concert

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozarka College Foundation will host a fall concert at Ozarka College Amphitheatre in Mountain View at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 to feature musicians Brad Apple, Pam Setser, Gary Rounds, Tim Crouch, among others. “This powerhouse group of musicians will feature the …

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  • School elections determine one race

    Only one race marked the ballot in the annual school board elections on Tuesday in the Guard’s circulation area and that was on Highland School Board in Sharp County. According to the Sharp County Clerk’s Office, Wendell Jines beat Justin Dunn and incumbent Danny Seward …

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