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Council unanimous in decision to break

Consider this their six-month notice. The Batesville City Council has decided to leave the interlocal law enforcement agreement with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Wednesday night, the council met and voted unanimously to have its own city police force. Mayor Rick Elumbaugh told the Guard this morning that the city may name an interim police chief possibly before the first …

In Other News

Christmas event planned

Main Street Batesville is having an Old-Fashioned Christmas from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday inside the former Skinner’s Jewelry …

Wood family leaves tree-planting legacy

The Wood family of dealerships is leaving its legacy and marking 75 years of service to northcentral Arkansas by planting …

Party slots open at The North End

Already popular for birthday parties, baby and bridal showers, Batesville’s newest (private) rental space, The North End, is now booking …

Cosmetology scholarship seeking funds

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will open its new cosmetology building and enroll the first class of …

Safe deposit box insurance offered at FCB

First Community Bank, headquartered in Batesville, announced today that it will begin offering customers the opportunity to insure property placed …

Entergy Arkansas warns of phone scam

Scam artists targeting utility customers across the nation don’t take a holiday. In fact, they appear to be ramping up …

Bailey’s  to hold children’s Christmas party

MELBOURNE — Bailey’s Country Cookin’ will have a Christmas party for children from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at 811 …

Blanchard announces holiday schedule

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Blanchard Springs Caverns has announced its holiday schedule. Tours through the Dripstone level of the caverns will …

Sports

Local swimmer to participate in pro-am event

OKLAHOMA CITY — Seth Bailey, a freshman at Batesville Junior High, is scheduled to swim this weekend in the KMSC …

Second-place Scots sweep Owls in Missouri

FULTON, Mo. — The 23rd-ranked Lyon College women’s basketball team headed into the holiday break on a roll, claiming its …

Roadrunners present awards, announce 2015 race schedule

The White River Roadrunners recently presented awards and recognized champions of the 2014 Challenge Series at the club’s annual Christmas …

Izard, Cotter juniors split

BROCKWELL — Sam King scored on a driving layup with 0.8 seconds left on the clock to lift the Izard …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, December 19 – Saturday, December 20, 2014.

Parity appears plentiful among women’s hoops elite

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Coach Dawn Staley is sure of two things this season — there’s more parity than …

Reinstated football team eyes NCAA Division II national title

There were no helmets, uniforms, players, practice field or even footballs when Colorado State-Pueblo Coach John Wristen was brought on …

Sports Briefs

NBA BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas, cutting ties with the last remnant …