• Men fight over racial comments

    A fight on Westside left one injured and one jailed after both sides claimed the other made racial remarks. Rico Walker, 33, was given medical treatment after he was cut by a knife in the incident. According to Mike Mundy, with the Independence County Sheriff’s …

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  • Detour expected Saturday on U.S. 67 in White County

    BALD KNOB (AP) — Arkansas highway officials say drivers heading northbound on U.S. Highway 67 in White County should expect a detour this weekend. The State Highway and Transportation Department says pavement repairs will require all northbound vehicles to take Exit 51 at the Highway …

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  • 2 charged in Jackson Co. murder

    NEWPORT — Two Jonesboro men have been charged with first-degree murder, aggravated robbery and abuse of a corpse after a Newport man was found in a ditch with a gunshot wound to the head in Jackson County Tuesday. Christopher Lee, 21, and Garrett Chambliss, 20, …

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  • ICARE to host spaghetti supper fundraiser

    MELBOURNE — A spaghetti supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the Church of Christ Fellowship Hall in Melbourne. Tickets are $6 per plate and $7 per plate at the door. All proceeds will go to the Izard County Animal Rescue …

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  • Spring River Siging set

    POUGHKEEPSIE — The monthly Spring River Associational Singing will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Little Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Poughkeepsie. Randy Jones from Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church at Nelsonville is president of the organization. Sammy Bennett is pastor of Little Springs. Light …

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  • Freemans to hold gospel concert

    SALEM — First Baptist Church in Salem will host the Freemans of Hendersonville, Tenn., at 6 p.m. Aug. 25. This Southern gospel group has shared the gospel in song for more than 20 years. The group and individuals within the group have been honored by …

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  • Expo raises $3,000+

    The first ever Health Resources of Arkansas Art Expo was a hit and raised more than $3,000 for the art program, according to Dana Dauzat, head of the art department and mental health paraprofessional for HRA. About 140 people attended the event that featured acrylic …

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  • Service News

    Spc. Jake Palese recently graduated from basic combat training for the U.S. Army in Fort Jackson, S.C. During this training soldiers learn hand-to-hand combat skills, marksmanship, physical fitness, teamwork, land and map navigation, obstacle course completion, rappelling and rope bridge climbing. Palese will next be …

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  • Environmentally speaking: E-waste grants

    Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has $200,000 in grant funds to award this year. ADEQ administers the Electronic Waste Grants Program to help expand e-waste recycling throughout the state. Grant applications are being accepted through Sept. 1 from private businesses, schools, colleges, universities, cities, counties, …

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  • Newsom, Briggs to exchange vows

    STRAWBERRY — Lisha and Louie Huntington of Strawberry and Terry Newsom of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Wendie Newsom, to Treavor Briggs, son of Ruthie Briggs of Brinkley and the late Henry Allen. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 16, 1994.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Sidney in 1954 — This class, along with the graduates of 1955 and 1956 will be honored guests during the upcoming Sidney School Reunion on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 1, according to Verbyl Caraway, alumni chairman. The first class to be recognized at the event will …

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