• Police respond to shots fired in Westside

    A Batesville man is facing charges of resisting arrest, interference with a law enforcement officer and disorderly conduct after local and state police were called after several people reported hearing gunshots in west Batesville Saturday night. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Carter said he was …

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  • Woman arrested for impersonation

    A report of a missing vehicle on Friday resulted in the arrest of one person, according to a report filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Aaron Moody said he was dispatched to 56 Amy Lane where Katherine Woodham said her vehicle was missing …

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  • Forecasters warn of ice storm

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Forecasters upgraded a winter weather advisory to an ice storm warning after sleet and freezing rain swept into much of central and northern Arkansas. The warning is in effect until 6 p.m. tonight. The National Weather Service at North Little Rock …

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  • WRMC awards contract

    Cherokee Village — M&A Jones Construction submitted the successful bid for conversion of the WRMC Medical Complex Urgent Care Clinic into a Satellite Emergency Room, according to a news release. Work on the project will begin immediately and is expected to be completed this spring. …

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  • Three arrested for battery

    MELBOURNE — Two women and a man were arrested over the past week for domestic battery, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Tara Michelle Foster, 38, of Oxford was arrested Saturday for reportedly fighting with her daughter, who had spent the previous night with …

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  • Dollar General to host opening

    MELBOURNE — Dollar General will host a grand opening for its new store in Melbourne, located at 957 E. Main St., at 8 a.m. Saturday. The store will offer special deals and free prizes. The first 50 adult shoppers will receive a $10 Dollar General …

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  • Fulton Co. woman tied up

    SALEM — A Fulton County woman said she was hit from behind and tied up before the suspect left her house. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office received a call on Jan. 26 from Baxter County about a 911 call received from Amber Richardson in Fulton …

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  • Event set at country club

    The Course at Eagle Mountain will host Business After Hours from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday at 800 Gap Road. All chamber members and guests are invited to attend. Mayor Rick Elumbaugh and Parks Director Jeff Owens will be the guest speakers and will give an update …

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  • Burn bans lifted

    The burn bans in Independence and Sharp counties have been lifted, said County Judges Robert Griffin and Larry Brown, respectively.

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  • Magness reschedules trash

    MAGNESS — Due to inclement weather, trash pickup for the city of Magness will be held Wednesday or the next weather-permitting work day, according to Recorder-treasurer Teresa Goings.

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  • Citizens Bank employees support HSIC

    Employees of Citizens Bank recently visited the Humane Society of Independence County shelter, which became the latest recipient of a $500 donation from the employees’ series of “Blue Jeans Fund” charitable contributions. The Humane Society shelter, located at 5 Environmental Drive in Batesville, is open …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 26, 1994.

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