• Man wants to fight cops for ‘picking on him’

    A man with a pipe who was cursing and yelling in the middle of the road said he would fight anyone who called the cops was taken to jail shortly after one arrived. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Ben Keener said he was dispatched to 115 …

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  • Sharp Co. fair to be July 21-26; theme is ‘Fabulous 50’s’

    ASH FLAT —The Sharp County Fair will be July 21-26 at the fairgrounds just off U.S. Highway 167 about four miles south of Ash Flat, said Nancy Orr, fair board secretary. “The theme is ‘The Fabulous 50’s,’” she said. “The fair is rapidly approaching and …

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  • 4 killed in single-car crash on Greene Co. road

    PARAGOULD (AP) — Arkansas State Police say four people were killed in a single-vehicle wreck in northeastern Arkansas. State police say the wreck happened at about 4:30 a.m. Monday in Greene County. Authorities say a car driven by 20-year-old Michael Martin went airborne after cresting …

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  • 2 killed, 19 hurt in logging truck wreck

    CLINTON (AP) — Two people were killed and 19 others injured when a logging truck barreled out of control after its brakes failed, overturning and then dumping its cargo onto a crew of more than two dozen construction workers on a bridge, authorities said. Van …

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  • Hillshire to talk with Tyson, Pilgrim’s Pride

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hillshire Brands says it will hold separate talks with Pilgrim’s Pride and Tyson Foods, as the two meat processing heavyweights engage in a bidding war for the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs. The announcement by Hillshire …

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  • PB to get new rice mill

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Economic development officials say a new rice mill is headed to Pine Bluff. The state announced Monday that Southwind Milling Co. LLC will build a rice mill at the Port of Pine Bluff. The corporation is part of Optimum Group, which …

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  • Fish, chicken dinner set

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will host a fish and chicken dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. The all-you-can-buffet including drink and dessert as well as homemade peanut brittle will be $10 for those 12 and older and free for children …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 23, 1994.

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  •  Miller reunion announced

    SULPHUR ROCK — A Miller family reunion will be held Saturday in the Sulphur Rock City Hall building. Lunch will be served at noon. The family will be present throughout the afternoon for visiting. The event is open to all family and friends. This branch …

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  • Text4baby looking for participants

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Health has announced its participation in the 2014 Text4baby State Enrollment Contest, a national competition to provide pregnant and new mothers with important information they need for their health and that of their babies. The contest was established …

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  • Clay-Thomas, Murphy chosen as counselors at Girls State

    HIGHLAND — Recent Highland High School graduates Amy Clay-Thomas and BreAnna Murphy were chosen to be counselors at this year’s 72nd Arkansas Girls State session. Counselors arrived May 24 at Harding University in Searcy and stayed until May 30. In order for the Girls State …

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  • Ancestor fair details released

    LESLIE — The 25th North Arkansas Ancestor Fair will be held Friday and Saturday in Leslie and Marshall. Speakers will be available in two sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Ozark Heritage Arts Center, located on Oak Street in Leslie. Mark …

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