• Mother who didn’t take child to doctor arrested

    A mother who said she didn’t want to waste time taking her child to the doctor got to spend some time in jail and faces misdemeanor charges of communicating a false alarm, resisting arrest and criminal trespass. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Ben Keener said he …

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  • Video voyeurism reported

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case of video voyeurism, according to a news release. The incident took place at a party involving numerous local teenagers and one male juvenile who was placed in detention is being charged, the release states. The department …

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  • Literacy project relocates to Water Street

    In six years the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project has had many locations, but now it hopes to have found a home at 608 Water St., also known as the Cook House, in Batesville. The organization provides adult basic education in the form of one-to-one tutoring …

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  • Rezoning to be considered

    The Batesville Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at city hall to hold a public hearing on the rezoning of property at 200 General St., from industrial to residential. The commission will also hold a hearing to consider zoning of the property located …

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  • ‘Back on Broadway’ coming to Batesville

    Broadway will come to Batesville on March 7 with “Back on Broadway,” the fourth show in the performing arts series presented by the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Student Government Association and First Community Bank. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the …

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  • More filings announced

    The deadline for candidates to file in the May 20 primary nears and filings continue to come in, according to the Independence, Sharp and Izard county clerk offices. No races have formed in Independence County as of Wednesday afternoon, but new filings include: Justice of …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, February 28 – Sunday, March 2, 2014.

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  • Church to host special guests

    Men from Renewal Ranch will sing, give testimonies and proclaim the message of Christ from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Mount Zion Baptist Church. Renewal Ranch is home to 35 to 50 men recovering from drug addictions. Following the service a barbecue meal will …

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  • Sweepstakes scam reported

    MELBOURNE — At least two individuals in Izard County have been contacted by someone claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House stating that the individuals have won large sums of money, according to a report from Sheriff Tate Lawrence. “The scammers direct the individuals to …

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  • ‘Grandmother’s Gadgets’ to be exhibited at Jacksonport

    NEWPORT — Jacksonport State Park’s newest courthouse exhibit, “Grandmother’s Gadgets,” will have its opening from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The exhibit features the technology of the early 20th century and adds a modern twist combined with hands-on activities. Staff from the Arkansas History Commission, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 21, 1994.

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  • UA recognizes fall graduates

    FAYETTEVILLE — Several local University of Arkansas students have been recognized for their academic achievements during the 2013 fall semester. Area students who graduated from the UofA at the end of the 2013 summer or 2013 fall semester include: Batesville — Christopher Carter, bachelor of …

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