• Weekend Events

    Upcoming weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, February 22 – Sunday, February 24, 2012.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 14, 1993.

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  • Business reports AC unit stolen

    While checking to see why an outside video camera wasn’t working at his pawn shop Tuesday morning, Nicholas Brown told police he discovered his outside air conditioning unit had been stolen. “Mr. Brown stated that when he walked around the building to see why the …

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  • Cattlemen’s meeting canceled

    The Independence-Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association meeting planned for tonight at the University of Arkansas research station at 70 Experiment Station Drive near Bethesda has been canceled, according to officials.

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  • Bids for project to be considered

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school library to consider bids for the baseball concession/lighting project, said Superintendent Steven Green. The meeting site reflects a change in location from the one previously announced, as …

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  • Birth defect doesn’t stop Willis from getting license

    Born with a birth defect (arthrogryposis) that left her with very little use of her hands, Loresa Willis has learned to use her feet to perform everyday tasks and overcome many of her life’s challenges, including eating, brushing her hair, playing baseball in school, typing …

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  • Southside assault reportedly over woman

    Jason T. Davis said he was defending his niece when he allegedly shot at another man then blocked his escape route early Sunday morning, according to a report filed by Independence County authorities and a circuit court affidavit. In the initial police report Deputy Wayne …

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  • Bleeding from neck wound, woman denies being shot

    A Newark woman who told police she had fallen down and incurred bleeding from her neck was later sent to a Little Rock hospital after it was discovered she had been shot in the neck. Independence County officers were dispatched to 750 Barber St. at …

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  • Man injured in shooting

    A Batesville man was shot in the leg about 7:10 p.m. Monday inside a residence at 80 Oak Hill Loop after he “messed up the trash in the home,” victim Tommy McGoogan told police. McGoogan, 54, of 806 Vine St., said he was visiting 69-year-old …

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  • Martial arts studio opens

    Dustin Hennessey recently opened Independence County Martial Arts and says martial arts is more than just self defense — it teaches discipline, goal setting and improves self-esteem. Chief Instructor Hennessey teaches San Sai Ryu karate and holds a first degree black belt in the art …

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  • Serving of warrant nets stolen motorcycle

    When Sheriff’s Detective Mike Mundy made a traffic stop to serve a felony warrant Feb. 15, the driver stopped in the yard of a residence where it was later determined that a motorcycle parked in the yard was stolen. “The motorcycle was in plain view …

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  • Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Quidam’ performed through March 3

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The production “Quidam” will be performed Feb. 28 through March 3 at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. The international cast features 52 world-class acrobats, musicians, singers and characters. The show had its world premiere in Montreal under the Big Top …

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