• One burn ban lifted

    The burn ban for Independence County as of this morning has been lifted, according to County Judge Robert Griffin. “As there are some areas that have not received significant rainfall to date, we caution people in those areas to check with their local fire chief …

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  • Man arrested after leading county officers into woods

    Pretending he had been yelling for help for an hour didn’t pass muster with Deputy Andrew Rogers who said he had observed Robbie K. Isley trying to avoid him and other officers, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Rogers said he was dispatched to …

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  • Ark. AG rejects wording of medical marijuana plan

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the wording of a proposed initiated act that would legalize medical marijuana in the state. McDaniel rejected the proposal in an opinion on Monday that says the proposal by Arkansans for Responsible Medicine contains …

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  • Deputies find pipe bomb

    PEARCY (AP) — The Garland County Sheriff’s Office says deputies found a pipe bomb amid the wreckage of a pickup truck that a Pearcy teenager crashed. Authorities told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/12clHRz ) that the device was found in a toolbox that was thrown from …

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  • White Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating dead dogs

    SEARCY (AP) — The White County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of four dead dogs found dumped in a ditch along a county road. Chief Deputy Phillip Miller said investigators have tried to question Kensett Animal Control Officer George Edwards about the case — …

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  • Griffin proposes tax relief

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas congressman is proposing tax relief for people affected by the oil spill in Mayflower this year. Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin said Monday that people affected the oil spill deserve to be compensated, and he says they shouldn’t have …

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  • Kelley talks about foundation of Lyon football

    Very quickly, Kirk Kelley got to the nuts and bolts of the job taken on by he and the Lyon College Scots. “I’ve not got a lot to talk about right now. We don’t have a coaching staff, a team, a schedule nor a conference, …

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  • Meet, greet set for new BHS coach

    A meet-and-greet for Jeremy Cude, Batesville High School’s new head boys basketball coach, is scheduled for Thursday night at the Batesville High cafeteria, according to a news release from the school. The event is scheduled to start at 7 and all parents of Pioneer players …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, July 25 – Saturday, July 27, 2013.

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  • Work begins on new facilities at UA; v-ball coach promoted

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Work is about to begin on a new baseball and track indoor facility at the University of Arkansas. Site work that includes the demolition of a parking lot is to start Monday. Athletic Director Jeff Long says fundraising is ongoing for the …

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  • Izard County group honors veterans

    MELBOURNE — At its quarterly meeting, the Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society recognized veterans of military service who served in peace time and war. Decorations on each table were miniature American flags and flags of each branch of service. W.J. “Bud” Cooper, president, called …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 11, 1994.

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