• Judge nixes agreement

    ASH FLAT- — Everyone didn’t get their way in court Tuesday and Jason Ray Evans was one of them. With numerous charges of burglaries and miscellaneous thefts a plea negotiation was agreed upon between the prosecutor’s office and defense attorney who would let him go …

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  • City, county awarded $62,100

    LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe announced Tuesday that the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, has awarded $1,649,505 in grants for projects in 35 Arkansas counties including Independence. Independence County has received a $52,600 County Courthouse Restoration Grant …

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  • Ark. soldier dies in Afghanistan

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — The family of a Pine Bluff Army soldier says he has died in Afghanistan. Relatives say Sgt. Michael Strachota died this past weekend in an accident in Kandahar, but Rep. Mike Ross told KATV the government hasn’t released an official cause …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 18, 1993. 102 YEARS AGO Sid Sherrill, a Negro boy and the son of Aunt Creecy Sherrill, an old and respected colored woman living in the lower part of town, was drowned Friday evening …

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  • Layne-Hoaney family reunion scheduled

    EVENING SHADE — The Layne-Hoaney Family Reunion will be Saturday at Campground Community Building, located between Evening Shade and Ash Flat. Lunch will be potluck. All family and friends are welcome.

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  • AG&FC offers boating education class

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission will host a free boating education class from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the William Carl Garner Visitor Center in Heber Springs. To operate a motorboat or personal water craft legally on Arkansas waters, …

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  • Milon holds book signing

    Local author David Milon will sign copies of his book of inspirational poetry, “God’s Poetry,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bread of Life Bookstore in Batesville. The event is open to the public. Born in Batesville, Milon served in the U.S. Army …

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  • Strawberry HS sets 1982 reunion

    STRAWBERRY — The Strawberry High School class of 1982 will celebrate its 30-year class reunion from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. JSaturday at the Strawberry Community Center. The event is open to all former classmates, undergraduates, teachers and friends. For more information call Vickie Jones …

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  • Braxtyn Claire Walker

    Joshua and Amanda Walker of Jonesboro have announced the birth of a daughter at Northeast Arkansas Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro on June 22, 2012. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and has been named Braxtyn Claire Walker.

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  • James Holden Dawson

    Sage Dawson and Karia Ryan of Locust Grove have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on June 24, 2012. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and has been named James Holden Dawson. Grandparent of the child is Chris Dawson. …

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  • Citizenship test is harder than it looks

    “It’s not my fault I failed the test. It’s a lot harder than it looks.” “Ah, yes, you speak of the U.S. citizenship test, which Newsweek recently asked 1,000 U.S. citizens to complete. Nearly 40 percent failed!” “That’s because the test is riddled with trick …

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  • Court paves way for increased illegal immigration

    On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled against key parts of an Arizona law intended to deter illegal immigration in the state. As you can imagine, this ruling has wide-ranging effects for the ability of all states to fight against the tidal wave of illegal immigration …

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