• 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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  • 1 dead, 1 injured in shooting

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — One man is injured and another is dead after a shooting in North Little Rock. Police say the shooting happened Tuesday night. They say one of the men ran down a nearby alley where he died from his injuries. The …

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  • Post office to be renamed

    PERRYVILLE (AP) — The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a resolution renaming a Perryville post office in honor of the first American prisoner of war executed during the Vietnam War. The House passed the measure Monday to name the facility the Harold George Bennett …

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  • Highway officials seek to pave last gravel road

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas highway officials say they want to pave the state’s last gravel highway. Highway department spokesman Randy Ort said there’s about 8 miles of gravel road from Crawford County into Washington County. He says the road, which is called Arkansas 220, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 6, 1995.

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  • Zyndall Raney Band to play for ‘Celebrate the ’50s’ dance

    NEWPORT — The Zyndall Raney Band will perform at the “Celebrate the ’50s” dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Silver Moon in Newport. Those attending are asked to wear ’50s attire and bring a potluck dish to share. The band will also …

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  • Diabetes support group to meet

    The diabetes support group will meet at noon Thursday at Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 409 Vine St. in Batesville. Speakers from White River Medical Center will discuss “how to survive a hospital stay” and will have information regarding the new patient portal …

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