• Preschool sets ‘safari journey’

    The Early Learning and Enrichment Center will “journey on a safari through the literacy jungle” at 5:30 tonight at the preschool, 1900 Lyon St. Children will make crafts and play games. Snacks will be provided and each child will receive a free book. The event …

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  • Economic report available

    First Community Bank now has available the 2012 Independence County Economic report. The report, which is produced annually, provides a snapshot of our local, state and national economy as of year-end 2012. “We began publishing the annual economic report several years ago as a tool …

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  • Gardening seminar planned

    NEWPORT — The Jackson County Cooperative Extension Service and the White River Garden Club will host a gardening seminar “A Day with Janet Carson” June 14 at the Arkansas State University-Newport Student/Community Center. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and must be done in advance. …

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  • Low-income families boost grocery budgets at local food distributions

    The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is partnering with the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas to assist seniors and families applying for SNAP, a program that helps recipients afford healthy foods. Over the next eight months, DHS staff will make 28 visits to food …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, May 10 – Saturday, May 11, 2013.

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  • Service News

    Norfolk, Va — Navy Seaman Recruit Peyton J. Ellis, son of Judy A. Ellis of Batesville and Robert E. Johnson, of Oak Lawn, Ill., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Ellis completed a …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 1, 1993.

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  • Home invasion claim ends in protection order arrest

    Claiming his child was injured during an alleged aggravated robbery has resulted in a trip to jail for the caller and charges filed against him. Independence County Officer Shawn Stephens said he responded to the call at 1431 Batesville Blvd. Lot D on Wednesday and …

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  • Accused child murderer pleads, gets 46 years

    Forty-six years. That was the sentence agreed upon for the man accused of killing a toddler, putting her body in a box and placing her in the refrigerator. Jurors were to begin hearing the case today against Jesse W. Holloman, who is charged with first-degree …

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  • Batesville man accused of robbing restaurants, jailed

    Shortly before midnight a man demanding money from a fast-food restaurant was caught because two employees had devised a sign on when to call 911 should something like that occur. Earlier this morning it did. Felony robbery charges have been filed against 25-year-old Curtis Watson …

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  • Four arrested on drug charges in Cleburne County

                HEBER SPRINGS — Narcotics investigators from the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office, along with other local law enforcement recently searched two residences in Heber Springs, resulting in four adults — two at each location — being arrested and taken to …

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  • Southerners to graduate

    SOUTHSIDE — Commencement exercises for the Southside High School graduation will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville for 93 graduating seniors. Valedictorians are Whitney Kirstin Brown, Margaret Sydney Ried, Abram Jaden …

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