• Judge: County stands to lose $326K – If incorporated, Southside could sign interlocal for services

    What has become an all-out battle between some Southside residents and Batesville city officials will affect everyone in the county if the annexation (or possible incorporation) comes to pass, according to Independence County Judge Robert Griffin. Money that is now allotted to police protection, fire, …

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  • Breaking and entering, thefts reported

    A number of thefts are currently under investigation by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Debbie Anderson of 955 Bethesda Road reported a Miller welder/accessories, a Husqvarna chain saw and miscellaneous hand tools, valued at $3,350, stolen sometime Monday night. The welder, mounted on a homemade …

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  • Dancing with Izard Co. stars to benefit Dream Riders charity

    MELBOURNE — Timing. Laughing. Blaming. As couples took to the stage to practice for their performances, some were admitting to being nervous as the deadline approaches. Six couples will be “Dancing with the Stars” at a charity event scheduled for 6:30 Saturday night at Ozarka …

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  • White River’s Got Talent lineup named

    First Community Bank and Bad Boy Inc. have announced the 2014 finalists for the White River’s Got Talent competition.   This year, the contest drew dozens of entrants from a multi-county area, representing a variety of numbers, including an Elvis tribute performance of “Return to …

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  • Chamber to host supervisor training

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will host “Basic Supervisor Training” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 25 in the George Rider Room of First Community Bank located at 1325 Harrison St. Basic supervisor training is designed to help companies avoid legal action that …

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  • Quorum court to meet

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Jess B. Carpenter (library) building located at 368 E. Main St. in downtown Batesville. Justices of the peace will discuss county matters and hear reports from department heads. All meetings are open …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 28, 1995.

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, September 5 – Sunday, September 7, 2014.

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  • Carnival, Billy Joe Royal highlight TNT Festival

    NEWARK — Newark’s Times-N-Tradition Festival turns 20 this year and will feature something it’s never had before — a carnival. “We’re excited to get a carnival. We’ve never had a carnival at this festival,” said Ernie Pectol, one of the organizers. “I’ve always wanted to …

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  • Man passes out with beer on neighbor’s sofa

    Walking right in, sitting right down and going to sleep on his neighbor’s sofa got Ricky W. Willis arrested Sunday morning. Deputy Shawn Stephens said he was the first officer to arrive at #12 Hidden Valley Trailer Park around 1 a.m. where Willis, 61, of …

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  • Two arrested, third sought in car theft

    When a found backpack was turned into Oaks 7 Cinema just before midnight Sunday, employee Sheldon Davis thought it looked familiar. Upon closer inspection he discovered it was his and should have been in the backseat of his 1990 Subaru station wagon parked outside. When …

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  • Southside awarded $10K science grant – Enrollment up from last year

    SOUTHSIDE — Students at Southside Middle School will soon be getting their hands dirty in the name of science after the school recently received a $10,000 grant from The Monsanto Fund to purchase 25 Google Chromebook computers and two research-based module kits to be shared …

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