• Woman dies in truck-train crash

    JONESBORO (AP) — A woman has been killed in a collision between a pickup truck and a freight train in Jonesboro. A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was traveling east about 11 a.m. Saturday when it encountered a truck trying to cross the tracks at …

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  • Free dental care to be provided at ASU

    JONESBORO — Uninsured and low-income Arkansans suffering pain and discomfort from poor oral health will find needed relief at the sixth annual Arkansas Mission of Mercy (ArMOM) on Friday and Saturday at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center in Jonesboro. Hundreds of dental volunteers from …

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  • Renaissance Days canceled; showcase still on

    Most activities for the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s ninth annual Renaissance Days scheduled this weekend have been canceled, but at least one event is still on. The Renaissance Showcase, which will feature the UACCB acting class performing an original Commedia dell ‘Arte …

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  • Children’s home charges found unsubstantiated

    OIL TROUGH — Last January, 23 children were removed from the New Life Church Children’s Home (NLCH) at Oil Trough by the state Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) for maltreatment and the charges have been found unsubstantiated, according to a letter by Investigator …

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  • OM team going to world contest

    Design, build and drive a vehicle that will travel a course, encounter three different situations and display emotions — one which will cause it to travel in reverse. Oh, and keep the cost under $145. That was the task for Eagle Mountain Magnet fourth-graders Cindy …

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  • MMA – Not your father’s wrestling

    Honor, discipline and respect. Watching two men duke it out may seem like totally the opposite, but those who participate in mixed martial arts say the sport that is gaining in popularity is a mixture of all three. “A lot of people think it’s just …

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  • Builder charged

    Felony theft charges have been filed against a local contractor after he allegedly paid personal bills from money that was allocated for use in construction of a client’s new home, according to a court affidavit. Investigator Michael Thatch with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said …

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  • Fire reported on Rocky Road

    THIDA — The Union Hill-Thida Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire at 500 Rocky Road just after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Upon firefighters’ arrival, heavy fire was located in the northeast corner of the residence, the report stated. The fire was contained to that …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 9, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO That there are many citizens who do not fully realize the extent and magnitude of the manganese mining operations now going on in this territory there can be little …

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  • Dairy celebrates 150th year

    Little Rock — 2012 marks the 150th year of operation for Coleman Dairy in Little Rock. Coleman is the oldest family-operated dairy processor west of the Mississippi and the 13th oldest business in the state of Arkansas, according to a news release. Since 1862, six …

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  • Shell/pearl film to be presented

    NEWPORT — Dr. Lenore Shoults will present her documentary video, “Mother-of-Pearls: Arkansas’ Entwined History of Pearl and Shell,” at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Newport. Shoults will also discuss Newport’s role in the pearl and button blank industries during this presentation …

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  • Parks director to speak

    Jay Miller CLINTON — Jay Miller, administrator of program services for Arkansas State Parks, will speak to the Little Red River Audubon Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin Restaurant in Clinton. A Dutch-treat dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. Door prizes will be …

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