• AG rejects marijuana plan over proposed wording

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the proposed wording for a prospective ballot item that would let voters decide whether to legalize marijuana in the state. McDaniel’s office on Thursday said the name and ballot title on the proposal sponsored …

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  • County road closing

    Cold Creek Road in Southside will be closed to traffic Monday and Tuesday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for maintenance. Independence County road foreman Ron Byars said normal travel should resume by Wednesday.

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  • Felon recommended for pardon by Arkansas Parole Board

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Parole Board has recommended a man convicted in Independence County for a pardon, according to a news release. Jeremy W. Matthews was convicted of breaking or entering and theft of property, and again breaking or entering and theft of property, …

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  • Hall of Fame nominations being accepted

    The Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for its 2015 class of inductees. This will be the 10th induction ceremony. The date (late 2015) and location will be announced at a later time. The classifications for submission of possible candidates are: performing …

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  • Quilting club being considered

    The Cooperative Extension Service and Extension Homemaker Council will meet at 6 p.m. on Sept. 2 at the Extension Service Office located at 1770 Myers St. to determine the level of interest in a quilting club.  Membership will be open for both men and women. …

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  • Service News

    Fort Meade, Md. — Air Force Airman Stuart D. Rush graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 15, 1995.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Last legal hanging in White County: The central figure in the last legal hanging in White County, on April 30, 1886, George Carroll, is standing on the scaffold with his back to the camera, hands on his hips and is apparently making his farewell speech. …

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  • Social media tips for parents: To post or not to post?

    NEW YORK — Privacy-wary parents are increasingly pausing before they post photos, names and other information about their wee ones on social media. Some are choosing a complete blackout, while others opt for nicknames and a few carefully selected snapshots. Here are some social media …

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  • Fort Smith to begin adding fluoride to water

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Fort Smith officials have announced the city will use a $1.8 million grant to add fluoride to its water system. City officials authorized the execution of a fluoride grant agreement between Fort Smith and the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation. The …

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  • ASU delays opening of planned campus in Mexico

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas State University is delaying the target opening date of its new campus in Mexico until 2016. The campus in Queretaro was initially scheduled to open in fall 2015, but university officials say they will push that back by one year. Arkansas …

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  • Ross, Hutchinson speaking to counties group

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross and Republican rival Asa Hutchinson are appearing before a group of county officials from around Arkansas. The two candidates were scheduled to appear this morning at a forum before the Association of Arkansas Counties. The two …

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