• Legal aid staff coming to Cherokee Village

    Law students and Legal Aid of Arkansas staff will travel across eastern Arkansas for the fourth year as part of the Road to Justice program March 24-27 to give legal help to clients in eastern Arkansas. This year’s visits will be to Cherokee Village, Elaine …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, March 20 – Sunday, March 23, 2014.

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  • Gospel singing set

    Ruddell Hill Baptist Church will present a night of gospel singing at 6 p.m. Sunday. A special group from Paragould will perform various styles. The church is located at 805 Bethesda Road. The event is open to the public.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 11, 1994.

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  • Confederate soldiers to be honored

    Three Confederate soldiers will be honored by dedicating an Iron Cross placed on their graves on Saturday. Two of them are located in Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville, and that ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. The third will be at the Fetzer Cemetery, near …

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  • Ribbons of Hope meets cancer patient needs

    After Sherrin Watson of Strawberry was diagnosed with thrombocytopenia, she was told she would eventually need a bone marrow transplant in St. Louis. But with her husband Arlin retired and she having to leave her job because of her illness, they didn’t know how they …

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  • Tractor stolen, stuck in field

    Wanting to help a stuck buddy resulted in one doing jail time after he took a tractor without permission. Anthony Lee McFall, 21, of Fisher faces theft of property, criminal trespass and criminal mischief charges after he was found driving down the road on a …

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  • Three charged with breaking into storage unit, stealing items for scrap

    Three people face charges in connection with breaking and entering and theft at a storage unit. Those charged include Jennifer Lee Hobbs, 21, James Elmer Hughes, 39, and Ronald Lee Wells, 68, all of Batesville. Wells, is being charged as a habitual offender. All face …

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  • Economic development to hear request from Bad Boy Mowers

    The Independence County Economic Development Commission will have its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. March 31 at the office of Blair and Stroud located on the second floor of Batesville City Hall. The meeting day was changed from its normal day of Thursday due to …

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  • Man accused of threatening  

    MELBOURNE — A father and son duo were arrested last week following a fight at their apartment, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Deputy Phil Story responded to Moser Street Apartments in Melbourne on March 10 and arrested Nathan Hughes Sr., …

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  • Thousands of dollars in tools stolen from site

    Tools valued in the thousands were stolen from a work site on Haley Lane. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Ben Keener said he met with Marty McGuire Monday who told him Lorinzo Hernandez is contracted by Batesville Poultry to build chicken houses and that Hernandez called …

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  • School discusses calendar, hires transportation director

    It could be Saturday school for students of the Batesville School District this week, but only if the Arkansas Department of Education approves its waiver request to reduce the number of days the district has missed because of Old Man Winter. But even if the …

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