• Jonesboro-area tax collections down in icy weather

    JONESBORO (AP) — Government officials in the Jonesboro area say icy weather during January is likely to blame for lower-than-expected sales tax collections. Craighead County officials say their sales tax revenues were off by 1.82 percent, when compared to January 2013. Inside the city of …

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  • Judge facing charges to resign

    CAMDEN (AP) — Ouachita County Judge Mike Hesterly — who is facing federal bribery and conspiracy charges — has announced plans to resign. Hesterly said in a letter of resignation that he will resign April 3 because of “health problems, current circumstances and other concerns.” …

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  • Seismic signals show Wash. sustained two landslides

    SEATTLE — Seismic signals showed there were two major slides about four minutes apart during Saturday’s disaster in Washington state, and afterward smaller slides continued for days, University of Washington researchers said. A report on the landslide readings was sent to the U.S. Geological Survey …

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  • Walmart sues Visa over card fees

    NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart Stores Inc. is suing Visa Inc. over fees that it charges the world’s largest retailer when customers use a credit or debit card. Walmart said Visa conspired with banks to illegally fix and inflate fees that retailers pay on card …

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  • Home demos turn Detroit into blank canvas

    DETROIT (AP) — The families of Detroit’s Brightmoor area are delighted that the day is finally approaching when bulldozers will arrive to level more of their neighborhood. After that, their community’s future will be like the cleared landscape — a blank canvas. For years, Brightmoor …

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  • Ozarka College sets spring gala

    MELBOURNE — “Under Construction: Building for the Future” is the theme of the 2014 Ozarka College Foundation Spring Gala to be held at 6 p.m. April 3 in the lobby of the John E. Miller Education Complex at Ozarka College, 218 College Drive, Melbourne. Hosted …

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  • Home of Ark. deputy burglarized

    ASHDOWN (AP) — The home of Little River County Chief Deputy Sheriff Lee Sullivan near Ashdown was burglarized and several of his police uniform shirts are among the items taken. Sheriff Gary Gregory said that authorities are concerned the burglar may use the uniform shirts …

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  • Ask A Master Gardener: Jonquils, shamrocks, spinach, rosemary trees

    What is the difference between a jonquil and a daffodil? How long do I wait before I can trim off the tops of my daffodils? All daffodils are members of the botanical genus Narcissus. Daffodil is the common name and most easily recognized. Jonquil is …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 19, 1994. 80 YEARS AGO A get-together dinner will be held tomorrow night at 7 o’clock in the Barnett Hotel under sponsorship of the Batesville Chamber of Commerce at which time the honored guest …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Name this school  – It is hoped that some of our readers will recognize the teacher, a student or perhaps the building being featured this week. Odell Shaw of Izard County, who shared the picture, believes the school may have been near his hometown of …

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  • Student essay winners recognized

    The Independence County Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, held its annual Student Essay Luncheon recently, after it had been postponed because of two different ice storms. Special guests were the winners of the essay contest in grades 4 and 5. First-place winners …

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  • Couple marks 50th

                      MAGNESS — Perry and Carolyn Magness of Magness will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a family dinner. Carolyn Bunch and Perry Magness were married March 28, 1964, at Broadway Church of Christ in Tempe, Ariz., by …

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