• Subscription offered to newlyweds

    The Batesville Daily Guard is offering a month of free home delivery of the newspaper within our circulation area to newlyweds. To start delivery, drop by the Guard office at 258 W. Main St. in Batesville or call (870) 793-2383 or toll free 1 (800) …

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  • Bradford man charged with drugs

    Reportedly found in possession of drugs and paraphernalia during a search for a lost and possibly injured woman on Sept. 25, Joshua G. Sarrels, 27, of Bradford is now facing felony charges. Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Mike Mundy said in a court affidavit that Deputy …

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  • Thieves target closed trucking company

    A break-in at a closed trucking company yielded several thousand dollars’ items for thieves sometime in the last week. Richie Dowdy of Batesville reported the break-in at the old Ronnie Dowdy Trucking Complex. The property is now owned by Transportation Alliance Bank in Ogden, Utah, …

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  • Therapeutic stables set to open Thursday

    When nationally known horseman Rick Wheat of Batesville suffered a massive stroke in 2012 he didn’t waste much time out of the saddle. Instead, he found horseback riding to be just what the doctor ordered, and on Thursday, he along with wife Shana, hope others …

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  • Defraying jail costs – Judge wants cities’ district court funds

    As cities and counties start preparing their budgets for 2015, Independence County Judge Robert Griffin hopes the cities in his county will share in the expense of the county jail. Griffin has sent a letter to Independence County mayors asking for their district court general …

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  • Batesville, Bikes and Backroads

    Get your motor running and head on down to Main Street for the Batesville, Bikes and Backroads event on Saturday. The day-long event will feature bike games, a poker run, a Biker Babe contest, entertainment and more. The annual event has been moved from Riverside …

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  • Thida home burns again – Drug arrest made at scene

    A home in the Thida area that had previously been burned by an arsonist was the scene of another blaze and a drug arrest Saturday morning. Deputies Aaron Moody and John Carroll were dispatched to 309 Harwood Road around 7:30 a.m. where they reportedly found …

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  • Tickets still available; Aunt Minnie Miles to perform

    Tickets are still available for the ninth annual Variety Night, a fundraiser for John 3:16 Ministries set for Saturday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Independence Hall. A catfish dinner with all the trimmings will be served at 5 p.m., with a …

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  • Midland discusses classrooms, stadium

    PLEASANT PLAINS —A classroom addition at the high school and development of a football stadium topped discussion when the Midland School Board met recently. Architect Josh Siebert with Modus Studios discussed with the board classroom addition and showed a stadium that his studio did in …

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  • Road to be closed

    CAVE CITY — West Center Street in Cave City between Hamlett Springs Road and Conyers Road will be closed beginning Monday until further notice for bridge repair, according to the Sharp County Road Department.

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  • Ethel Moxley to mark 98 years

    MELBOURNE — Ethel Marie Moxley of Izard County will celebrate her 98th birthday Oct. 6. Born in 1916 to William and Olevia Davis, Moxley grew up at Twin Creek with two sisters, Edith Davis Hutchins and Ida Davis Gillihan and a brother, Ray Davis. As …

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  • Shamrock Community Cemetery meeting is Saturday

    CHARLOTTE — An organizational meeting for the Shamrock Community Cemetery will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at 1500 Shamrock Lane in Charlotte. All interested individuals are encouraged to attend.

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