• E-books come to library

    Checking out a book from the Independence County Library is now just a mouse click away for those with a computer, smartphone or e-reader. Electronic books are now available online at www.indcolib.com by clicking on the e-books link on the menu bar at the bottom …

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  • Jewelry, guns taken

    The burglary of two Independence County homes between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday netted more than $4,000 in jewelry and guns, according to police reports. Kathy Lewis of Gap Road told police she left for work around noon and later got a call from …

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  • Motorcyclist leads police on chase

    NEWPORT — Leading police on a high-speed chase and crashing into a building Saturday night at Newport may not have left Roy Will Watkins of Newport with life-threatening injuries but it will likely result in several charges against the 24-year-old including DWI once he’s out …

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  • Historian to speak

    ASH FLAT — Guest speaker for the Sharp County Historical Society’s summer quarterly meeting will be Civil War historian Ken Woodworth, who will tell about the Civil War exploits of his great-great-grandfather, Albert Henry Woodworth, who served as a gunner with the 18th Ohio Battery …

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  • Sharp County Fair begins next week

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Fair will kick off Monday for a six-day run with the setting up of commercial booths, educational booths and checking in of family living, agriculture and field crops exhibits, said Nancy Orr, fair board secretary. No gate admission will …

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  • Carnival plans to be discussed

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce plans to unveil the new 2012 White River Water Carnival logo and schedule of events beginning at 11 a.m. Monday at Riverside Park, according to a news release. “The public is invited to join us for all the excitement,”  …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 4, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO The census report issued Tuesday shows cotton ginned nationwide prior to Jan. 1 amounted to 11,045,285 running bales, including 188,052 round bales and 113,359 bales of Sea Island. The …

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  • Service News

    NORFOLK, Va. — U.S. Navy airman recruit Timothy D. Doffin recently completed basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Doffin completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, …

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  • Wilsons to mark 50th anniversary

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Doug and Carolyn Wilson of Pleasant Plains will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at 6 p.m. Saturday at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Carolyn Sue Allgood and Allen Douglas Wilson were married July 20, 1962, in Batesville with Fred …

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  • Marlin, Stout family

    CAVE CITY — The annual Marlin and Stout family reunion will be July 28 in the fellowship building at First Baptist Church in Cave City. A potluck will be served at noon. Those attending are asked to bring memorabilia from ancestors for show and tell …

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  • Emily Rose Yanda

    Nick and Katrina Yanda of Mountain View have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on July 14, 2012. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 7.2 ounces and has been named Emily Rose Yanda. Grandparents of the child are Mary Lou Bowring, …

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  • Jeffery family

    MOUNT OLIVE — Members of the Jeffery family will hold a reunion July 20-22 at Ruby’s Landing Cabin in Mount Olive. “This is not the regular September family reunion, but a group of distant Jeffery family members who want to meet and enjoy Mount Olive …

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