• Men with drugs had $4,500 cash

    Dwain Dodd WALNUT RIDGE — About 9:30 p.m. Friday the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department arrested 61-year-old Roger Dodd and 59-year-old Dwain Dodd, both of Swifton, on charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine “ice”), possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence, said Sheriff …

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  • Man beat in confrontation

    Terence J. “T.J.” Palmer, 26, of Sulphur Rock told police he was beat with an iron bar Tuesday afternoon after he confronted a man he said stole two puppies from his home. Deputy Nathan Stephens said he was dispatched to Palmer’s residence around 3:50 p.m. …

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  • Death ruled suicide

    When the Independence County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the Salado Mountain area near Pleasant Plains Sunday night, Sheriff Steve Jeffery said they found 49-year-old William Robinson dead from a gunshot wound to the chest. Jeffery said Robinson’s …

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  • Local residents felt earthquake

    Several residents in the Guard-circulation area felt the 3.9 magnitude earthquake at 7:39 this morning, according to posts on social media outlets and one phone call to a Guard reporter. “We just felt an earthquake,” Ginger Sandy reported as soon as the rumbling and shaking …

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  • Free GED could be nixed

    Changes are coming to how to get a GED in Arkansas and it will likely come at a price to students come 2014. Arkansas is one of only a few states that offers the General Education Development test which is handled by the Arkansas Department …

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  • HSB church holding fall festival

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Horseshoe Bend Assembly of God youth ministry will host a Community Fall Festival Saturday at the lower end of the Diamond B Mall in Horseshoe Bend. Entertainment will be provided throughout the day, including bluegrass gospel music artist Carolyn Carter and …

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  • Association of churches to meet

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Arkansas State Association of Missionary Baptist Churches will have its 111th annual meeting Thursday and Friday at Flatwoods Missionary Baptist Church in Mountain View. The event is open to the public. For more information visit www.armissionarybaptist.com.

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  • Arts center to present Bunnicula

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Arts Center will present an adults-only showing of Bunnicula at 8 p.m. Tuesday at 501 E. Ninth St. in Little Rock. A reception with adult drinks and snacks will begin at 6:30. The admission fee is $10. Costumes are encouraged. …

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  • Ind. Co. 4-H winners announced

    Independence County 4-H’ers held the 2012 4-H Awards and Recognition Banquet Sept. 18 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Banquet Hall with 135 in attendance. The county 4-H’ers, leaders and clubs received awards for work during the past year. 4-H’ers also presented …

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  • Tavan Alexander Eversoll

    Michelle Eversoll of Jonesboro have announced the birth of a son at St. Bernard’s Hospital Birthcare Center in Jonesboro on Oct. 16, 2012. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and has been named Tavan Alexander Eversoll. Grandparents of the child are Shebbie Bristow of …

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  • Addison Nicole Burnett

    Dr. John Allen and Andrea Burnett of Jonesboro have announced the birth of a daughter at St. Bernard’s Hospital Birthcare Center in Jonesboro on Oct. 16, 2012. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and has been named Addison Nicole Burnett. Grandparents of the child …

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  • Kendy Reese Davis

    Jeffie and Amber Davis and Cambry of Jonesboro have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at St. Bernard’s Hospital Birthcare Center in Jonesboro on Oct. 16, 2012. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and has been named Kendy Reese Davis. Grandparents of …

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