• Man blames wife for his accident

    When Deputy Billy Croom arrived at an accident scene on South Vaughn Street in Sulphur Rock Wednesday afternoon he found an abandoned and disabled car nosed off into a ditch. I observed tire tracks that indicated the vehicle was initially traveling north on Vaughn Street, …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, January 11 – Sunday, January 13, 2013.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 30, 1993.

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  • Cushman council meets Monday

    CUSHMAN — The Cushman City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Cushman City Hall to hear departmental reports and review bills, Mayor Jean Weatherford said. The council meets the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Cushman City Hall. Meetings …

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  • Cave City meeting rescheduled

    CAVE CITY — The date recently announced for a special meeting of the Cave City Council has been changed and the agenda adjusted, said Finance Manager/Recorder Krystal Schreiner. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the city hall and the agenda will cover …

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  • Fowler enters plea

    A defense attorney and the prosecutor did not see eye to eye when it came to letting a local doctor out of jail and sparred before the judge over whether or not he posed any threat to the community. Dr. Gerald W. Fowler who is …

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  • Baby recovering from rib surgery

    PHILADELPHIA — Seven-month-old Aubree Elise Shaw, featured on page 1 of the Dec. 21 edition of the Batesville Daily Guard, underwent an eight-hour operation last Wednesday at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to insert a vertical titanium “rib” in the right side of her chest. The …

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  • Creighton services set for today

    Friends and family will say goodbye today to a longtime Lyon College professor and business owner. Cassie Floyd Creighton died Sunday. She was 85. She was born Dec. 12, 1927 in the Izard County community of Bandmill and moved to Batesville in 1952. She worked …

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  • Miss Batesville talks gun safety

    When it comes to children and guns, Mason Magouyrk is passionate. As a pageant contestant over the years Magouyrk, the reigning Miss Batesville, said she’s had to have a social platform that would impact the local, state and national communities. Her platform became children and …

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  • Fire burns shop

    A small blaze caused heavy smoke damage to The Flower Shoppe, 1615 N. Central Ave. in Batesville, around 2 p.m. Tuesday. Ronnie Clouse, owner of the business, was the only one in the building when the fire started and was walking back from his cooler …

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  • Missing woman found, getting high

    A 30-year-old Oxford woman, reported missing from Izard County by her mother, was located in Batesville early Tuesday morning while smoking dope, accordng to police. Melissa Neal was located by Independence County Deputy Bobby Woods while he was turning his patrol car around in a …

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  • Tools taken from work site

    In spite of being in a high profile location on a busy street, the new Liberty Bank construction site in the 1900 block of Harrison Street was the target of thieves over the weekend. Someone stole a number of conduit fittings and extension cords running …

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