• Cool snap brings heat relief to Oklahoma, Arkansas

    The dog days of summer are being ushered in with a whimper. A cold front headed for Oklahoma and Arkansas will bring unseasonably cool temperatures and a chance of rain through next week, weather forecasters said Monday. It’s normally the hottest time of the year, …

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  • Madison County voters to weigh sales tax increase

    HUNTSVILLE (AP) — Madison County voters will get to decide whether to increase the sales tax by a penny to help fund the county jail and other needs. The county’s quorum court voted Monday to put the tax increase on the November ballot. The tax …

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  • JP wants to change jail uniform

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — A justice of the peace in Baxter County wants to change what inmates wear. Quorum court member Gary Tennison has written a proposed ordinance about uniforms for inmates. His proposal will go before the quorum court next month. Tennison says what …

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  • Investigation continues in jail narcotics

    CONWAY (AP) — An Arkansas prosecuting attorney has called on state police to take over an investigation into allegations that a top jail administrator took a prescription narcotic meant for a prisoner. The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office concluded its internal investigation on Monday. The findings …

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  • Pine Bluff officials await OK to raze structure

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Pine Bluff officials are waiting for a structural engineer’s report to see if a downtown building that partially collapsed last week needs to be razed. More than a third of an empty building’s roof gave way on Friday, sending bricks toppling …

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  • NADC offers energy assistance

    Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Inc. has contracted with the Division of County Operations for local administration of the 2014 Summer Energy Regular Assistance Program. The program begins Aug. 4 and runs through Sept. 30 or until funds are depleted, whichever occurs first. Applications have already …

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  • Education co-op to destroy records

    WALNUT RIDGE — The Northeast Arkansas Education Cooperative will destroy 2008-09 special education records on Thursday, according to a news release. State and federal guidelines require that all special education due process forms and records be maintained for five years after a student leaves the …

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  • Church to hold indoor sale

    PLEASANT PLAINS — An indoor yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at Pleasant Plains First Assembly of God, located at 7477 Batesville Blvd. in Pleasant Plains. The event will be …

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  • NEA Marble Show comes to Pocahontas

    POCAHONTAS — The Third Annual Northeast Arkansas Marble Show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Days Inn & Suites, located at 2805 U.S. Highway 67 in Pocahontas. Anyone interested in buying, selling, trading or learning about marbles is welcome. Marble dealer …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 17, 1995.

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  • Hundreds ‘Rock This House’

    ASH FLAT — Zero. It’s the number Margaret Feinberg and husband Leif prayed for, and the number they heard at the doctor’s office. It’s the number of cancer cells remaining after her treatment ended. And it’s the number she continues to pray for while keeping …

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  • Naked man shot after taunting two people

    Two men who were minding their own business at a storage unit found themselves being taunted and harassed by a naked man who ended up getting shot, according to a report filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. The incident was reported Saturday night around …

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