• Jewelry, outdoors equipment stolen

    There are no suspects in the Wednesday burglary of Amy Cowen’s home on Kari Brook Lane south of Batesville in which a ring, shotgun and fishing gear were stolen. Independence County Deputy Jesse Wilson said Cowen told him she left home around 1 p.m. and …

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  • Wanted man allegedly found with drug paraphernalia

    When you’re wanted by police in two different counties, walking the city streets while carrying a drug pipe is not a particularly good idea, as 40-year-old Billy Joe “Bobo” Conley of Batesville found out Sunday evening. Independence County Deputy Gary Franks said he was in …

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  • Accident ends in arrest

    When Mark Winkle was speaking in alternating fast and slurred speech and with blanks in his memory, police began to suspect that the 43-year-old Batesville man was high on drugs when he wrecked his car in a deep ditch early Sunday morning. Deputy Michael Moody …

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  • Nursing assistant awarded

    Linda East, certified nursing assistant for Caring Hands Hospice of Batesville, recently received the Heart of Hospice Award from the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Arkansas, according to a news release. The HPCAA Heart Award is designed to honor the person affiliated with hospice …

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  • EHC to host holiday open house

    The Extension Homemakers Council of Independence County will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cooperative Extension Office located at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville. Demonstrations, displays and samples of holiday decorations, gifts, crafts and food will be shown. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 18, 1993.

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  • Leaving his mark – Tattoo artist inks career

    Mike Garner isn’t easily embarrassed but in his profession, he really can’t afford to be. As a tattoo artist for the last 12 years, there aren’t many places that Garner hasn’t put a tattoo and most of the time customers are exposed while he is …

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  • Hunter rescued after fall

    Things could have gone a lot worse for Lee R. Moffitt when he fell from his elevated tree stand while deer hunting last week. Pleasant Plains Fire Chief Stacy Caplener said on the morning of Nov. 18  his department was called to a remote location …

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  • Building ahead of schedule

    SOUTHSIDE — Construction on the first phase of Southside High School’s new building is about a month ahead for completion next year, Superintendent Roger Rich told members of the school board recently. Roofing was to be completed by Nov. 19 while brick and block work …

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  • Alleged drunk husband arrested for battery

    MELBOURNE — A Melbourne woman called police after her drunk husband allegedly attacked her, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Deputies responded to 124 W. Main St. around midnight Sunday, following a complaint by a woman who said that her husband …

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  • ‘Socks for Seniors’ drive under way

    The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Huddle at Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary is collecting socks for the elderly this holiday season. The “Socks for Seniors” sock drive, a project that families, churches, clubs and entire communities can participate in, first started in 2002 in Columbus, Ohio, …

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  • Economic development meeting rescheduled

    The Independence County Economic Development Commission meeting for Thursday has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 409 Vine St. “It is very important that members attend this meeting,” Larry Jones, Independence County economic development director, said. …

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