• Habitat for Humanity to open store, needs donations 

    In anticipation of its store opening, Habitat for Humanity is asking for donations of used building materials as well as appliances, tools and other household items. The store is slated to open later this summer at 392 Harrison St. Habitat is also in need of …

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  • 3.8 magnitude earthquake recorded at Fairfield Bay

    FAIRFIELD BAY (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 3.8 magnitude earthquake has been recorded near Fairfield Bay. Police say there are no reports of damage or injuries — although several residents called police to ask about the temblor. The USGS reports the earthquake …

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  • Southside approves $350 bonus

    SOUTHSIDE — All employees of the Southside School District will soon see an extra $350 in their paychecks after the Southside School Board approved a one-time bonus for the 2014-15 school year. Superintendent Roger Rich said the bonus will cost the district about $92,000 and …

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  • Healthy Living Tour to stop at Wilson Wil-Sav Pharmacy

    The national Health Mart Healthy Living Tour will be stopping at Wilson Wil-Sav Pharmacy in Batesville from 9 a.m. to noon Friday to offer free health screenings for risks associated with high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol and obesity to the community, according to a news …

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  • Hankins’ Store listed on National Register

    LITTLE ROCK — The Hankins’ Store at Oil Trough has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant properties, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Frances McSwain announced. The Hankins’ Store, located on the northeast corner of Ferry …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, June 6 – Sunday, June 8, 2014.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 28, 1994.

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  • Barnes named to Dean’s List

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Spencer Barnes of Batesville has qualified for the spring 2014 Dean’s List at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., according to a news release. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 …

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  • Students place in traffic safety poster contest

    NEWARK — Two Newark Elementary students have been named contest winners by the American Traffic Safety Services Association, a national organization committed to traffic safety, striving to reduce the number of fatalities on our highways and in work zones, according to a news release. The …

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  • Hendrix announces graduates

    CONWAY —  Hendrix College has announced the graduates of its 130th commencement ceremony, according to a news release. Area students include: Batesville — Emily Cailtin Barrett, with distinction; Meredith Leigh McKinney; and Lindsey Claire Steiner.

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  • Note becomes family’s ticket to U.S.

    PFEIFFER — A young couple forced to work in separate labor camps were later united and able to come to the United States after they found a note in a coat asking “How can we help you?” While most people only know of some of …

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  • 2 police cars hit in high-speed pursuit of stolen truck

    ASH FLAT — Hardy Police Chief Ernie Rose took a stolen vehicle report from Andy Frolos about 9:45 a.m. Monday and about 45 minutes later the green 1994 Ford Ranger pickup was involved in a high-speed chase, said Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts. The truck …

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