• Group suing Greenwood over annexation proposal

    GREENWOOD (AP) — A homeowners group in western Arkansas is asking a court to remove an annexation proposal from the November ballot. The Shadow Lake Estates Property Owners Association is suing the city of Greenwood. The suit claims the city didn’t follow required steps related …

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  • Police chase nets 15 years

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — An Arkansas man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a police chase that injured an officer. Rory Gregory, 53, took the plea deal Thursday in Baxter County court. He pleaded guilty to …

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  • Ex-DHS official pleads guilty in bribery

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A former deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services has pleaded guilty to providing official assistance in exchange for bribes from the owner of two mental health companies. Federal officials announced Thursday that 49-year-old Steven B. Jones had pleaded …

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  • Food stolen from delivery truck

    JONESBORO (AP) — Police in Arkansas are searching for whoever stole nearly $1,000 worth of food from a Frito-Lay delivery truck. The theft was reported Monday. Police say the truck was parked inside a fenced-in Frito-Lay sales facility. They say peanuts, chips, popcorn, cheese dip …

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  • Forests to hold autumn color tour

    RUSSELLVILLE — Forest visitors are invited to quickly reserve space for the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests 53rd annual Fall Color Tour scheduled for Oct. 17 in Jasper, according to a news release. The tour begins at the Newton County courthouse where buses will take the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 26, 1995.

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  • Needle works club to meet

    The River Valley Needle Works Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Independence County Extension building, located at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville. The meeting is open to those interested in learning to knit or crochet and experienced needle workers. Those who have …

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  • Maple Springs revival slated

    ROSIE — Maple Springs Missionary Baptist Church will have a revival Sunday through Wednesday. Speakers are: Randall Perkey of First Landmark Baptist in Highland, 5 p.m. Sunday; Scotty Burrow of Mount Pleasant Baptist in Searcy, 7 p.m. Monday; Robert Randolph of Highway Baptist in Greenville, …

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  • Potluck set for Oak Bluff alumni

    Oak Bluff Community Recreational Center will host its Annual Alumni Celebration and potluck Saturday. The event will begin at 10 a.m. with the potluck being served at noon.

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  • West Baptist hosts gospel singing

    A gospel singing jubilee will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at West Baptist Church, located at 1100 N. Central Ave. in Batesville. The Mercy River Boys and the Representatives will perform. The event is hosted by Southern Baptist Churches of Batesville. Donations will be …

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  • Rehobeth to hold homecoming

    Rehobeth Baptist Church will have a homecoming celebrating 188 years Sunday. The schedule is: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11; lunch, noon; and concert with Mercy River Boys, 1:30 p.m. The church is located at 65 Ham St. in Batesville. The pastor is Bob Womack.

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  • Firefighters for a cure

    Batesville firefighters Donald Richardson (from left), Chris Stewart, Mark Owens and Capt. Mark McCollum hold up a T-shirt that members of the fire department will be wearing throughout the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The shirts’ design shows the words …

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