• Would-be thief targets man unloading car

    Be careful when unloading your car — thieves might see it as a potential opportunity. That was the lesson for James Edgin of Locust Street, Newark, on Tuesday. Edgin told Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Acy Beebe that he had arrived home and was taking items …

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  • Voters must register by Monday

    Monday is the deadline to apply to register to vote for the Nov. 4 general election. For more information on registering, call the Independence County Clerk’s office at (870) 793-8828. Applications are usually available at county clerk offices, State Revenue Office, Driver Services, public libraries, …

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  • Schools to offer flu vaccinations

    The Arkansas Department of Health, Department of Education and local school districts statewide are again offering the seasonal flu vaccine to schoolchildren in grades K-12 at no charge. For parents who have insurance, ADH will ask your insurance company to pay for the cost of …

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  • Police: Foreman man grew marijuana near downtown

    FOREMAN (AP) — Police have arrested a southwest Arkansas man who they say was growing at least $10,000 worth of marijuana plants near the center of Foreman. The 50-year-old man faces four drug-related charges. Foreman Marshal Alex Mathis says authorities found more than 10 plants …

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  • Oak Bluff alumni to remember former school days

    The 12th Oak Bluff School Alumni meeting will be Saturday in the Oak Bluff Community Center, located at 380 Oak Bluff Road. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. The business meeting will be at 11. A picture- taking session will follow. A potluck and visiting …

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  • Wynne police to increase presence at high school

    WYNNE (AP) — Officials say more police officers will be present next week at Wynne Senior High School after 17 students were involved in a fight. Wynne police say the fight broke out last Friday during a lunch period. No one was hurt in the …

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  • Clerk cancels AG candidate’s voter registration

    LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas election official said Wednesday he removed Republican attorney general hopeful Leslie Rutledge from the voter rolls because she also is registered to vote in Washington, D.C., a move the GOP candidate denounced as politically motivated. Pulaski County Clerk Larry Crane, …

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  • Arkansas sets wheat yield record

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas’ winter wheat farmers have set a state average yield record for the second straight year. Figures released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service show that state farmers got 63 bushels per acre in 2014— one bushel per acre above the previous …

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  • Understand issues before going to polls

    LITTLE ROCK — New ethics rules for state elected officials, statewide alcohol sales and a raised minimum wage are among the five issues voters will be asked to decide upon when they go to the polls on Nov. 4. To help voters understand the complexity …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding areas for Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 5, 2014.

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  • Independence Co. 4-H seeks donations for ‘One Day of Service’

    Independence County 4-H is sponsoring “One Day of Service” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Extension Office, located on Myers Street in Batesville. The event is a community service project to assist the needy. Donations from the community are needed, including gently …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 25, 1995.

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