• Oil spill on Ark. River under investigation

    BARLING (AP) — The Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers are investigating a possible oil spill in the Arkansas River in Barling. The Coast Guard received a report of a rainbow-colored sheen on the water near lock and dam 13, which they said …

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  • Corps increases releases from White River lakes

    LITTLE ROCK — The Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District has increased releases from its White River basin lakes to lower lake levels after the heavy rains in March. Now that the rivers downstream have begun receding, water is being released in a controlled …

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  • Candidates to address GOP

    The Independence County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Citizens Bank Annex. Guest speakers will be John Hutchinson, candidate for state representative District 52, and Charlie Fuqua, candidate for state representative District 63. The event is open to the public.

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  • Man drowns in quarry

    MAYFLOWER (AP) — Authorities say a 28-year-old man has drowned at a rock quarry near Mayflower. Maj. Andy Shock said the man was swimming with his girlfriend’s three children when he went under the water about 6 p.m. Sunday. Shock says the children told investigators …

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  • Toddler missing after attack on mother

    TOLLETTE (AP) — Authorities are searching for an Arkansas man suspected of abducting his 18-month-old daughter after deliberately crashing into the girl’s mother’s car and stabbing the woman with an ice pick. Arkansas State Police issued a missing child alert Sunday for Zahkairi Morrison. Witnesses …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 20, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO A tabulation of the reports of the ginners in the county shows that 158 bales of cotton had been ginned in Independence County up to Sept. 11 of this …

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  • Ray Keller to speak at chamber luncheon

    Ray Keller will speak at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly membership luncheon, set for 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 10 inside the George Rider Room at First Community Bank, corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets. Keller “is a dynamic, engaging motivational speaker with …

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  • 10-time champ wins USCS Sprint Series

    LOCUST GROVE — Terry Gray took the checkered flag in the United Sprint Car Series sprint feature and Brandon Smith won the USCS modified feature at the Batesville Motor Speedway Friday night. Gray, from Bartlett, Tenn., is a 10-time USCS National Champion. Other races on …

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  • Scots win, lose on road

    PULASKI, Tenn. — The Lyon College Scots won 7-2 in the opener of a TranSouth Athletic Conference softball doubleheader with the Martin Methodist RedHawks here Saturday. The home team took the nightcap 5-1. Jacy Allen led Lyon’s offense in the win, hitting three for four …

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  • Lady Pirates crush Falcons

    CONCORD — The Concord Lady Pirates destroyed the Academics Plus Lady Falcons in a 1A 2-South District softball doubleheader Friday. Both games were stopped by the mercy rule. In the first game, the Lady Pirates won 19-0 after taking a 10-0 lead in the first …

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  • Area baseball teams win Pioneer Classic openers

    All three Guard circulation-area high school baseball teams in the First Community Bank Pioneer Classic small-school division advanced Saturday at the North Complex. Southside defeated Viola 17-3, Cave City clipped South Side Bee Branch 9-6 in extra innings, and Midland shut out Sloan-Hendrix 15-0 in …

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