• Sign language class slated

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Community and Technical Education Division will offer three courses in sign language over the next several months. Continuing education units will be awarded to any participant completing all three of these classes. The first class in the …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Wednesday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2013. There are 335 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany. The first episode of the “Lone Ranger” radio program was broadcast on station …

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  • Beginners photo class to begin on Feb. 21

    A three-night photography class begins Feb. 21 and is designed to be effective with any type camera, said instructor Tony McGuffey. The class also includes one daytime field trip and will: • explain what all the icons and settings on your camera are for and …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 23, 1993.

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  • City records $40M permits in 2012

    The city of Batesville saw $40 million pumped into its economy in 2012, in terms of construction and renovation. Code Enforcement Officer Chad McClure said he recorded a valuation of $40.37 million, as far as building permits are concerned. A total of 21 new residential …

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  • Southside bumps up patrols

    SOUTHSIDE — When officers with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office are off-duty you may be able to find them soon patrolling at the Southside School District when school is in session. The school and sheriff’s office have agreed to partner to provide the service until …

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  • Shots fired; four arrested

    Although police found no evidence of a reported shooting, four people were arrested on Dry Run Circle for interfering with governmental operations Friday night after police smelled gas at the home and had to force their way in to check on the occupants’ welfare. Arrested …

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  • Mega Force coming to town

    Steve Carrier bends metal with his bare teeth, breaks concrete and rips giant phone books in half and it’s all in an effort to motivate and share the message of Jesus Christ. Carrier, founder of Mega Force Ministries, is coming to Batesville and shows will …

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  • Shoplifter arrested

    They may have bought the knit hats, bandanas and bolt cutters — but it was the gloves they didn’t pay for that got two women in trouble at Walmart around 2 a.m. Saturday. Already suspected of being shoplifters by employees, 30-year-old Elizabeth Ann Harper and …

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  • Ozarka raises $4K for Komen Arkansas Race for the Cure

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College raised $3,967.21 for the 2012 Komen Arkansas Race for the Cure, according to a news release. Ozarka was also named the second highest fundraising team in the School category. The team, led by Katie Wilson, Deltha Shell and Molly Carpenter, held …

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  • Meth found in underwear

    WALNUT RIDGE — Two Texas men were arrested Tuesday while transporting methamphetamine “ice” through Lawrence County, and one of them was carrying bags of the drug in his underwear, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. Hershel Hawkins, 47, of Horseshoe Bay, Texas and Bobby Nichols, 62, of …

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  • BAAC will sponsor Souper Bowl Saturday

    Batesville Area Arts Council’s annual fundraiser, “Souper Bowl Saturday,” will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The soup will be made by local businesses and patrons. Tickets are $7 in advance for a quart of soup and $8 …

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