• Web Vigil 2

    Vigil remembers domestic violence victims

    Be there for a victim of domestic violence. That was the message brought by Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Mike Mundy who was a guest speaker at the annual Family Violence Prevention Inc. Candlelight Vigil held Monday at Lyon College. Approximately 50 people attended the event …

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  • City waits for report on own police force – Sheriff’s budget may have to include new dispatch center

    Will the city of Batesville have its own police force? That question may be answered next month at a city council meeting where a consultant is expected to give a report on the city possibly forming its own police department. In the meantime, the Independence …

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  • Ex-teacher facing new sex charges

    MELBOURNE — Additional charges have been filed against Robert Norton of Sage involving more sex crimes against children, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. On Oct. 27 Norton was charged with nine additional counts of distributing, possessing, or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct …

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  • Range offers glowing Halloween targets

    Trap shooters of all ages are invited to a glow-in-the-dark Halloween shoot Friday and Saturday night at the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex. Range Manager Jody Hewitt said the 6-9 p.m. shoot is part of the range’s continuing effort to bring new events to local …

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  • Traffic stops turn up drugs; two Hot Springs men jailed

    Clocked at 78 miles per hour in a 60 mph zone, two Hot Springs men were jailed Friday night following a traffic stop. Pleasant Plains Marshal Mark Clark said he stopped the men around 6:45 p.m. as they were traveling southbound in the 7500 block …

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  • Angel Tree application deadline is Friday

    Friday is the deadline for turning in applications for children living in Independence County to receive Christmas gifts from the United Way Angel Tree Program, according to a news release. All information on the application is strictly confidential for those receiving services. The criteria for …

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  • Forgery arrests made

    MELBOURNE — A Norfolk woman was arrested Monday on several charges relating to her purchasing two new chain saws from two Melbourne businesses and making payment with checks forged on someone else’s account, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Tammy Martinez, …

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  • E-Shade road to be closed

    EVENING SHADE — Beginning Monday, Silver Springs Road at Whaley Creek Crossing near Evening Shade will be closed for bridge repair until further notice, according to the Sharp County Road Department.

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  • CC fall festival raises $13K

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School District’s annual fall festival held earlier this month raised more than $13,000, Superintendent Steven Green said. Those proceeds will be used by kindergarten through fourth-grade staff to purchase books, materials, supplies, and activities. Meanwhile, a lack of parking …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, October 31 – Sunday, November 2, 2014.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 23, 1995.

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  • Youth singers to perform at Blanchard Springs

    The Highlander Youth Singers of Weston Music Studio directed by Dr. Michael Oriatti will sing to a sold-out audience Saturday at Blanchard Springs Caverns. The 26 members of the group range in age from first through eighth grades. Oriatti, co-founder of the singers, is a …

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