Governor surprises officials

December 16, 2015 The Independence County Quorum Court had an unexpected visitor on Monday — Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who was in town earlier for Bad Boy Inc.’s …

Southside Water OKs $2M budget

December 16, 2015 SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board of directors completed several items of business during its regular board meeting Tuesday night. 2016 …

Ozarka to host new student orientation

December 16, 2015 MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will host new student orientation at 10 a.m. Jan. 7 for students enrolled in the spring 2016 semester and have …

Gov seeks lawmakers’ support

December 16, 2015 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson is asking lawmakers to support his proposals to add new restrictions to the state’s hybrid Medicaid expansion, …

Sentencing set for Bookout

December 16, 2015 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal judge has scheduled a new sentencing date for a former Arkansas Senate president who pleaded guilty to spending …

News of Other Days

December 16, 2015 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 8, 1997.

Turtle program planned

December 16, 2015 JONESBORO — A program titled “Turtles of Arkansas” will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature …