• Melon festival to be discussed

    CAVE CITY — Charles Landers will address the Cave City Kiwanis Club when it meets at noon Thursday in the Cave City Community Center, said Lesa Reschke, program chair. Landers, president of the Cave City Watermelon Festival Association, will discuss the upcoming 34th annual festival, …

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  • Melbourne eyes school projects

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the administration board room. Bids for propane, bread and milk products will be considered as will the employment of a science teacher and elementary counselor. Construction projects will also be discussed.

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  • Man accused of refusing to let woman leave

    A “smoking crack” report resulted in one arrest after Deputy Gene Davis was called to an apartment on Case Street, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. When Davis arrived he spoke with Williams Burnside who said Amber Bryant was a resident …

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  • Cleburne Co. landfill expansion proposed

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will hold an informal public meeting July 30 at Heber Springs to discuss the proposed expansion of the Cleburne County Class 4 landfill. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Cleburne County Courthouse, 300 …

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  • Stopped car wasn’t stolen

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities say an SUV driven by a man who was fatally shot by Little Rock police wasn’t actually stolen, although officers thought it may have been stolen shortly before the driver was killed. Little Rock Police said Monday that an SUV …

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  • BHS hires familiar winner for Pioneer basketball

    A young coach whose winning ways are familiar to area sports fans is returning closer to home. Jeremy Cude, a 36-year-old Cave City and Arkansas State graduate whose senior boys basketball teams at Mammoth Spring won 158 games and a state championship, was officially hired …

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  • 8 Torpedoes win races at meet in Mtn. View

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Eight Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes brought home victories from a swim meet on Saturday. Joseph Wells won four individual races in the 11- and 12-year-old division to lead the local team. He also teamed with Jacob Antici, Trey Moody and …

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  • SEC football preview kicks off today in Alabama

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference is getting ready for the upcoming football season, and the SEC’s annual media preview kicks off at a hotel in suburban Birmingham today. The league has issued more than 1,000 credentials for media members, and fans typically show …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, July 18 – Sunday, July 21, 2013.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 4, 1994.

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  • Gov. Beebe announces Dept. of Arkansas Heritage grant recipients

    LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe has announced that the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, has awarded $2,009,349 in grants for projects in 41 Arkansas counties, including Independence County, through its County Courthouse Restoration Subgrant, Historic Preservation Restoration …

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  • Service News

    Pvt. Cody Musick of Newark recently enlisted into the Arkansas Army National Guard and has earned education benefits valued at $50,420. He will attend basic training followed by his military job school. Upon returning to Arkansas, Musick will serve with 1st Detachment Bravo Company 2/153 …

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