• Jumper jailed

    A man who jumped from a moving vehicle was given a ride to jail after officers found him walking down the middle of the highway. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer John Carroll said he was called to the intersection of Harrison and Mack streets near Moorefield …

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  • County trash will run Wednesday

    Independence County trash and recycling routes will run as normal next week, including New Year’s Day, according to a news release.

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  • Moorefield collection is Tuesday

    MOOREFIELD — Garbage collection for the town of Moorefield will occur on Tuesday due to the New Year’s Day holiday falling on Wednesday. Garbage collection in Moorefield will resume the normal schedule next week, announced Paul Barrett, recorder/treasurer.

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  • County offices close for holiday

    All Independence County offices will be closed on Jan. 1 in observance of New Year’s Day, according to a news release. County offices will resume normal business hours on Thursday.

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  • Newark city offices to close

    NEWARK — The city of Newark offices will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Joanne Langston, Newark city recorder/treasurer.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 20, 1994.

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  • Lady Pioneers defeat Bulldogs 51-49, advance to semis in Goldfish Classic

    LONOKE — The Batesville Lady Pioneers defeated the Bald Knob Lady Bulldogs 51-49 Thursday in the Lonoke Goldfish Classic, capturing their first win of the season and improving to 1-8. Haley Hambrick led the Lady Pioneers with 15 points and three rebounds, Haley Cole added …

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  • Grant Walling scores 27 to lead Cavemen

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Cave City Cavemen defeated the Star City Bulldogs 60-57 Thursday in the Heber Springs Holiday Tournament. The Cavemen advanced to the semifinals and are slated to play the Haywood County Tomcats (Brownsville, Tenn.) today at 5:15 p.m. Grant Walling led the …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, December 27 – Saturday, December 28, 2013.

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  • ASU-Beebe announces honor rolls

    BEEBE — Arkansas State University-Beebe has announced that 258 students earned academic achievement during the fall 2013, according to a news release. The lists are composed of students attending classes at Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy and the Little Rock Air Force Base campus locations. Students …

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  • Father, son each fulfills 5 generations

    Christmas 2013 brings five generations of family together for a photograph. Seated are Imogene Jones of Guion and Diane Ferguson of Mount Pleasant holding 4-month-old Jay Camden Hutchins. Phil Ferguson of Mount Pleasant (left) and his son Jordan Hutchins of Stella are kneeling in the …

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  • Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2013

    Both were mold-breaking former heads of state who reshaped their own countries and the world. Nelson Mandela, revered for his efforts to end apartheid in South Africa, and Margaret Thatcher, the “Iron Lady” who imposed her will on Britain’s politics and economy, were among notables …

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