• Man stopped for no tags jailed for drugs

    If Tony Cousins had kept his car tags up to date, he might not have ended up in jail last week. On Wednesday, Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Keener stopped a white Nissan Pathfinder for no tags on state Highway 167 South near Midland High …

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  • Magness reschedules trash pickup

    MAGNESS — Due to inclement weather, trash pickup for the city of Magness will be held the next weather-permitting work day, according to Recorder-treasurer Teresa Goings.

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  • Guard photo editor awarded

    The Arkansas Press Association has announced the winners of its 2013 Arkansas Media Directory cover photo contest. Batesville Daily Guard Photo Editor Kris Caraway won third place with his entry “Spotted Calf.” The photo is prominently displayed on the cover of the 2014 Arkansas Media …

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  • Weather postpones events

    Entergy Arkansas has postponed its wire-cutting ceremony, which had been set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, to open its new facility located at 100 General St. in Batesville. Also, the groundbreaking for the Batesville Community Center scheduled for 2 p.m. today was also postponed. It will …

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  • Chamber selects applicants for Leadership Program

    The top 15 applicants from throughout Independence County were selected in January to participate in the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce 2014 Leadership Program. The Leadership Program is designed to identify, educate and prepare potential leaders for leadership roles in the community. “It is crucial …

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  • Ballot draw set

    Weather permitting, the Independence County Election Commission will hold its ballot draw for the May primary at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Independence County Clerk’s office in the county courthouse. The commission will also continue to discuss its polling site consolidation plan.

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  • Early voting nears in Sharp Co.

    CAVE CITY — Early voting in a special election for voters in Sharp County to decide if they want to add another 1 1/2-cent tax to build a $12 million, 19-bed county-owned complex will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through March …

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  • Jonesboro mayor’s pistol stolen from city car

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro’s mayor wants his pistol returned. Mayor Harold Perrin said Friday that his police-issued .357-caliber revolver was stolen from his city-owned SUV sometime between Monday and noon Thursday, when he noticed the firearm was missing. There was no sign of forced entry …

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  • Wren files for re-election

      Tommy Wren has filed to run for re-election as state representative of District 62, which includes all of Izard and parts of Sharp, Stone and Independence counties. He is a Democrat.         Political announcements The Batesville Daily Guard will publish abbreviated …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 23, 1994.

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  • ‘Birth of Ozarks’ to be topic

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Spring River Gem & Mineral Club will hear about the “Birth of the Ozarks” when it meets at 10 a.m. Thursday in Omaha Center at 20 Omaha Circle in Cherokee Village, said publicity director Lynn Maxedon. Dr. Freda Cruse Hardison of …

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  • Polar Plunge – Event raises $7K

    With temperatures in the mid-60s it felt more like summer than winter at the 13th annual Polar Plunge on Saturday. Approximately 170 people gathered at the White River sandbar to cheer on 40 plungers who made up 13 teams. The event is a fundraiser for …

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