• State park to hold dedication

    NEWPORT — The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and the Jackson County Historical Society will dedicate a marker commemorating the 1862 shelling of Jacksonport, according to Betsy Watson, president of the historical society. The dedication will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, the 151st anniversary …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Dr. Robert Henry Hodges of Sulphur Rock, astride his “doctoring horse” in this photo taken early in the 1900s, was born May 1, 1850 — 10 years before the Civil War began — yet still has three grandchildren living. Locally, they are granddaughters Anne Hodges-Petersen …

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  • Man tries to evict doctor

    Moving from Triangle Lane to Eagle Mountain didn’t work out so good for a Batesville man who was given temporary residence at the county jail. Dr. Rick Van Grouw contacted authorities when a man came to his home and told him he no longer lived …

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  • Filthy living conditions lead to endangerment charge

    Filthy living conditions led to endangering the welfare of minor charge and a third-degree domestic battery for a 29-year-old Batesville resident. Officer Bobby Woods and Deputy Phillip Pickett were dispatched to Haynie Drive Lot 7 for a domestic call on Tuesday and when they arrived …

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  • Local student nets prestigious award

    A recent Batesville High School graduate has been selected as one of five incoming freshmen at the University of Arkansas to receive the prestigious Bodenhamer Fellowship, which offers $70,000 in financial support and a strong sense of community to exceptional students with leadership potential, according …

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  • Winningham charged as habitual offender

    It’s not Guyton Keith Winningham’s first rodeo when it comes to getting charged with a felony, but it could be his last for some time being charged as a habitual offender. This time, Winningham is being charged with false imprisonment first degree after an incident …

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  • Relay For Life is Friday

    Relay For Life of Independence County will hold its annual walk to benefit the American Cancer Society Friday at Batesville High School football field with activities set to begin at 6 p.m., rain or shine. This year’s theme “Making moves to find a cure” will …

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  • Vote clarified on proposed hike

    CAVE CITY — A report on Tuesday’s Cave City Council meeting, published in Wednesday’s edition of the Guard, was unclear concerning a vote on whether to raise water rates by $1 per meter per month, said Krystal Schreiner, financial manager/recorder. The report was unclear on …

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  • Deadline nears for programs

    WASHINGTON — USDA Farm Service Agency administrator Juan M. Garcia is encouraging farmers and ranchers to enroll for the 2013 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program (DCP) or the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE) before the deadline, said Dee Anne Barnes, Independence County FSA executive …

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  • ‘Roaring ’20s’ Bunco Blitz set

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Foundation will hold its annual Bunco Blitz at 6 p.m. June 4 at Elizabeth’s Restaurant on Main Street Batesville. This year’s event will include a “Roaring ’20s” theme and costumes are optional. A prize will be awarded …

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  • Library sets summer program

    Readers of all ages will explore all things underground this summer as the Independence County Library presents “Dig Into Reading” during its summer reading program. Registration begins Monday at the library located at 368 E. Main St. in Batesville. Every Wednesday is story time in …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2, 2013.

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