• Man escapes injury in rollover

    Wednesday morning was going like any other work day for Jeremy Medley, but just before noon things suddenly went downhill — literally. As a city employee with the parks and recreation department Medley routinely uses a tractor with a front-end loader on the city golf …

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  • No split yet – Aldermen mull feasibility study

    The city of Batesville is not splitting from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office — at least not yet. Tuesday night Steve Davis, president, Kevin Crosson and Hugh Earnest with Davis Business Planning, LLC came before the Batesville City Council to present their findings from a …

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  • Drivers needed to transport veterans

    The desire to help other veterans is what drives retired veterans Rick Swietek, David Nardecchia and Lee Earnheart, who in turn drive veterans to their doctor appointments. All three are drivers for the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) van that transports veterans and their caregivers free …

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  • Shoplifters to be jailed

    Shoplifters are going to jail. Previously, officers made an effort to not strain the overly-crowded jail with some misdemeanors, but that has changed with the onslaught of shoplifting offenses making it even worse with the holidays approaching. That memo didn’t get released before three Walmart …

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  • Newport man killed

    NEWPORT — A Newport man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 17 just east of Highway 67 in Jackson County, according to a preliminary report by Arkansas State Police. James Durham, 64, was driving his 2001 Buick in the eastbound lane …

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday • Batesville Moose Lodge ladies’ night, (members and guests), 750 Brewer Hill Road, 6 p.m. Call (870) 793-9902 or visit www.facebook.com/batesvillemoose.lodge. • Simply Southern Playhouse featuring “The Key of G,” 201 E. Main St., 7 p.m. $5 adults, $2 children. • Family dance featuring Vaughn Riley …

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  • Garth Brooks tickets offered

    The Exceptional Abilities Pageant is conducting a raffle for two Garth Brooks concert tickets at Verizon Arena in Little Rock on Dec. 13. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at Burns Poultry Equipment Inc., 901 Batesville Blvd., atop Ramsey Mountain, across from the Exxon …

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  • Children’s sculpture workshop planned

    A sculpture workshop for children will be held Saturday at Batesville Area Arts Council’s Gallery on Main, located at 226 E. Main St. Children in kindergarten through second grades will participate in paper sculpture from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Children in third through fifth grades …

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  • Photo editor named finalist

    LITTLE ROCK — Batesville Daily Guard Photo Editor Kris Caraway is again a finalist in the Arkansas Press Association’s 2015 Cover Photo Contest. The 10 finalists in this year’s Media Directory Cover Photo Contest were chosen by a group of judges from almost 60 photos …

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  • Harvest dinner planned

    CUSHMAN — The city of Cushman will have its annual Harvest dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Cushman Community Center. The traditional Thanksgiving-style dinner is free and open to Cushman residents. Those who are homebound can call (870) 698-0853 to request a carryout tray …

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  • Parkinson’s group to meet

    White River Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Citizens Bank Annex Building, located on College Street in Batesville. The event is open to all patients, care givers and friends. For more information call Joan Sellers, support group leader, at …

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  • Guard seeking Christmas memories for special section

    The Batesville Daily Guard is publishing its annual Seasons Greetings special section Dec. 24. Anyone wishing to share a special Christmas memory for publishing in this section may bring the story and/or a photo to go with the memory to the newspaper office at 258 …

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