• Quorum court reverses April decision; Bad Boys gets money

    The second time was a charm for Bad Boy Mowers Inc. as a representative of the company and others were able to convince justices of the peace to grant another $300,000 to the company on Monday during the Independence County Quorum Court meeting. The economic …

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  • Rapist sentenced

    MELBOURNE — A Calico Rock man has been sentenced to prison for rape, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. William Winston Taylor, 43, was jailed following his sentencing in Izard County Circuit Court on Aug. 4. Taylor was sentenced to 16 years in the …

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  • Cord-Charlotte teacher fired

    CHARLOTTE — A Cord-Charlotte Elementary teacher will no longer be teaching second or any other grade at the Cedar Ridge School District after the Cedar Ridge School Board voted to terminate her contract Friday night. Ellen Harmon was hired by the district in 2005 but …

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  • Freedom Warriors meeting set for tonight in Searcy

    SEARCY — The Freedom Warriors Riding Association of Arkansas Inc. will have its monthly meeting at 7:30 tonight at the Lightle Center, located at 2200 E. Moore St. in Searcy. The meeting is open to members, guests and anyone interested in joining the association. The …

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  • Concord Schools ready to begin new year

    CONCORD — Concord School District will begin classes Aug. 18. Superintendent is Dr. Michael Davidson. Administrative assistant is Cynthia Cornelison. District treasurer is Perralee Simpson. District test/Arkansas Consolidated School Improvement Plan coordinator is Patsy Henderson. School board officers are Chris Roark, president; Rose Sparks, vice …

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  • Sponsors sought for Newspapers In Education

    Signup nears for the Batesville Daily Guard’s Newspapers In Education program and area public school and home-school teachers are encouraged to participate in the free program, said Christine Brown, Guard circulation manager. Newspaper delivery starts Sept. 15. NIE is an international educational effort that helps …

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  • Three ribbon cuttings announced by chamber

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will host three ribbon cutting ceremonies this week for local businesses. White River Services and Solutions, a technology solution provider located at 905 20th St., will hold a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Later that afternoon at 4 …

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  • Oil Trough job to be discussed

    OIL TROUGH — The Oil Trough City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall to discuss replacing John Long, who resigned last month as the town’s street and water supervisor, said Recorder-treasurer Amy Goyne. “We’re hoping we have people to interview,” she …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 3, 1995.

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  • Batesville to resume classes

    Batesville School District will begin classes Aug. 18. Lunch will be served. Superintendent is Gary Anderson. Deputy superintendent is Harvey Howard. School board members are Dr. Paul Hance, president; Jennifer Emery, vice president; Scott Fredricks, secretary; and Danielle Brown, George Latus, Heather Fulbright and Kathy …

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  • Home vandalized, trampoline cut

    Food in the kitchen floor, a refrigerator with black spray paint and every other room trashed was what a woman arrived home to find at her residence. Brittany Wagner, 23, of Craig Street  told Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Kody Headley that she left her home …

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  • ICED director leaving

    Independence County Economic Development Director Larry Jones is transitioning out of the position, according to Independence County Judge Robert Griffin. “Obviously the funding has ended and Larry is needing time to seek other opportunities,” Griffin said. Jones’ salary was paid out of the quarter-cent economic …

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