• Student named to honor roll

    MCKENZIE, Tenn. — Natalie Meinzer of Batesville has achieved the honor roll at Bethel University for the fall 2013 semester, according to a news release. To qualify, a traditional undergraduate student must have completed 12 or more hours of academic work with an average of …

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  • Dodd memorial set

    LITTLE ROCK — The annual Sons of Confederate Veterans David O. Dodd Memorial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock. Those attending should park outside the cemetery. The event is being organized by David O. Dodd Camp, #619, …

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  • Guard to remember those we lost in 2013

    The Batesville Daily Guard will be publishing In Loving Memory page of all those who passed away in 2013. The page will be featured in the Guard on Jan. 30. Those whose names appeared on our obituary page in 2013 will be honored at no …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, January 10 – Sunday, January 12, 2014.

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  • This Week in History…

    Today is Thursday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2014. There are 356 days left in the year.

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  • Longtime local realtor Gary Ennis dies at 70

    Some spend their entire lives searching for their dream job. Gary Ennis discovered his during grade school. While his dad, Odell Ennis, was selling cars, he was learning how to sell property from family friend and local real estate agent Max Brooks, who often visited …

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  • Hill given prison term

    Maybe if Kenneth Lee Hill Jr. had been listening to his handheld police scanner that he had in the car with him on Jan. 10, 2012, he would have heard the police were on their way to get him. Independence County Sheriff’s Investigators Chris Toland …

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  • Sled borrowed, not returned

    Mary Barksdale wants her son’s sled back. Barksdale told Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Rogers the sled had been taken about a month ago and she now has a license number to help lead officers to the $100 sled. The 32-year-old mother said she did …

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  • Five arrested in drug raid

    WALNUT RIDGE — Five people were arrested on drug charges Saturday in Imboden, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence of 36-year-old Mark Rutledge. The search included assistance from the Black Rock and Hoxie police departments. Arrested along …

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  • Concord marshal to resign

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will hold its first meeting of the year at 7 p.m. Monday in the community center and is expected to accept the resignation of city Marshal Bobby Hopson, said Mayor Warren Rone. The marshal has been allowed to do …

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  • Chili supper announced

    CAVE CITY — A benefit chili supper will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Cave City Community Center, to assist the Williams and Stigall families with funeral expenses for 17-year-old Zachary Williams, who died Saturday. Meals are $5 and include chili, …

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  • Couple gives $5K to Ozarka campaign

    MELBOURNE — Another $5,000 has been committed to the Ozarka College Student Services Center Capital Campaign, according to a news release. The donation was made by Shane and Lisa Gardner of Sage. Their contribution will pay to furnish the “application station,” which will house computer …

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