• Rush hour accident claims woman’s life

    A three-car accident east of Batesville just before 8 a.m. Wednesday claimed the life of 29-year-old Tina C. Long of Batesville when her 2002 Chevrolet Blazer reportedly struck two other vehicles before flipping over and partially ejecting her, according to Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Zach …

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  • Museum to host Easter activities

    Hop on over to Old Independence Regional Museum on Saturday for a fun day with Easter as its theme, said Amanda Nikkel, volunteer coordinator. The Easter celebration will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., she said, adding, “This fun day at the museum will be filled …

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  • Tourism up 47%

    Tourism is up in Independence County almost 50 percent, according to figures recently released from the state. Crystal Johnson, president of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, and several board members came before the city council Tuesday night to not only show appreciation for the …

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  • Early voting nears for proposed millage increase

    Early voting for the upcoming special elections for Batesville and Cedar Ridge school districts will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church on Main Street in Batesville. Batesville is seeking a total proposed school tax of 40.00 mills. This represents an …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, March 29 – Sunday, March 31, 2013.

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  • Museum offers new exhibit

    CALICO ROCK — Calico Rock Museum has announced a new exhibit featuring watercolors by Ruby Schaaf of Batesville. Schaaf earned a bachelor’s of fine arts in drawing and painting from the University of Southern Mississippi. Her work is primarily in watercolors with an emphasis in …

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  • Website design, marketing seminar to be conducted

    The Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center, Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Pleth, LLC will host a workshop on website planning for small businesses 1-4 p.m. April 10 at the Batesville Chamber office, 409 Vine Street. The seminar, “Website Strategy and …

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  • Honor Roll – Southside Middle, Junior High

    SOUTHSIDE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the third nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Southside Middle School and Southside Junior High School, according to a news release: Fifth: all A’s — Trevor Anderson, Trevor Avey, Ashlyn Blevins, Eli …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 19, 1993.

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  • Concert benefits child care food program

    An award-winning, singer, songwriter, composer, performer, teacher and trainer will be the featured guest at a spring concert at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville on April 25 with proceeds going toward Child Care Aware of Northcentral Arkansas and the White River Planning …

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  • From sinner to saint – The saving of the Landers Theatre

    The idea of a church moving into an old run-down movie theater seemed like a crazy idea to some in the community. Aside from the fact the roof had caved in and the building was almost beyond repair — the Landers Theatre had been known …

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  • Five more seek liquor permits

    LITTLE ROCK — A weekly update from the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, released Monday, shows that five additional applications for package stores (liquor stores) have been received from Sharp County — one in Ash Flat and two each from Hardy and Ravenden. Names of …

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