• Mount Pleasant scores high

    MOUNT PLEASANT — The Office of Education Policy recently awarded Mount Pleasant Elementary of the Melbourne School District with two awards for students’ performance on 2011 end-of-course exams. Mount Pleasant received the awards May 17 at Little Rock for being the top school in the …

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  • Truck fire declared arson

    A fire that destroyed a pickup truck early this morning is being investigated as an act of arson, according to Deputy Ben Keener with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Keener said he was dispatched to a vehicle fire at the intersection of Camp Tahkodah and …

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  • Summer reading program set

    The summer reading program at the Independence County Library will be held June 1 to July 28. “Preschoolers to sixth-graders are welcome to join our reading program and pledge to read library books this summer,” librarian Vanessa Adams said. “Receive a prize every week for …

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  • Wrong turn leads to arrest

    Darrell Tate Toting drug paraphernalia as well IDs, checks, debit and credit cards belonging to more than a dozen people including those living in Independence County got a Batesville man arrested by Jonesboro police when he made a wrong turn at an intersection in Craighead …

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  • Florist burglarized

    When he went to open Brenda’s Flowers and Gifts for business around 7:30 Thursday morning owner Jeffery Phillips discovered there had been a break in. “He showed me a window on the south side of the business where a window unit air conditioner had been …

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  • Melbourne expels student

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board accepted the resignations of six employees when it met May 23. Among those were Debbie Webb, Danny and Debbie Brightwell, Karen Dowdle, Rebecca Wood and Mount Pleasant Elementary Principal Carolyn Blevins. The district is looking to hire for that …

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  • George Ann Sims – Paid Obituary

    George Ann Sims George Ann Robinson Sims, age 75, of Batesville died on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. She was born March 4, 1937, in Batesville to George Henry and Ann Pelley Robinson. George Ann graduated from Batesville High School …

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  • Newport man shot

    NEWPORT — Newport police were called just after midnight Friday after man with a gunshot wound arrived at Harris Hospital, according to a news release from Lt. Patrick Weatherford with the Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. The shooting victim was identified as Lawrence Stubblefield, …

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  • USS America reunion planned

    BATON ROUGE, La. — The USS America Carrier Veterans Association will hold its reunion Sept. 11 through 15 at Holiday Inn South, located at 9940 Airline Highway in Baton Rouge, La. A highlight of the reunion will be a trip to Pascagoula, Miss., for a …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 16, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The case of the state vs. V.G. Richardson, on trial for murder in the first degree for shooting and killing Farrell Padgett, came to an end this afternoon when …

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  • Gardening seminar scheduled

    NEWPORT — The Jackson County Cooperative Extension Service and the White River Garden Club will host a gardening seminar, “A Day with Janet Carson,” in the Student/Community Center at Arkansas State University in Newport on June 7. Registration will be at 9 a.m. The program …

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  • Fly-tying seminar set for Heber

    HEBER SPRINGS — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ William Carl Garner Visitor Center has partnered with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to bring a free fly-tying seminar to Heber Springs from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Jimmy Barnett, coordinator of the Arkansas Game …

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