• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 23, 1993.

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  • Gas leak causes brief evacuation

    Nearly a dozen people and their pets were evacuated from a Westside trailer park around 11 a.m. Tuesday after a driver ran over a gas meter. Independence County Deputy Andrew Rogers was the first officer to respond to Davis Lane Trailer Park at 1743 Davis …

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  • County faced lawsuits, resigning officials in ’12

    In many ways it’s been a long, hard year for Independence County. Faced with lawsuits, resigning officials and decreasing revenue, Independence Quorum Court and Independence County Judge Robert Griffin had many challenges but the county ended the year better than it started.   Hydro lawsuits …

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  • Family doesn’t let go of dream to start business

    For 10 years the building at the corner of Central and College streets in Batesville stood empty. Owners Porter and Paula Roy had wanted to do something with it, but didn’t know what. A restaurant, featuring the family’s handmade tortillas, was too expensive. In July, …

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  • Pharmacy burglarized 2nd time

    Unlike Sunday night, thieves striking Hon’s Sav-on Drugs a second time early Monday morning didn’t kick their way into the drive-through window. They took it out of the frame and set it next to the building at 1610 Harrison St. Independence County Deputy Michael Price …

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  • Quorum court to meet

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Jess B. Carpenter building. Rules state the court must meet within five days of Jan. 1 following an election year and the regular Monday meeting would have been too late, according to …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 22, 1993.

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  • From Mountain Home to home on the river – The Clinkingbeards celebrate 65 years in Calico Rock

    CALICO ROCK — He greets you with all the good humor that comes with age and sage and just a little sass: What brought you to Calico Rock? “A 1947 Oldsmobile.” He winks at his buddy and neighbor of Lord knows how many years who …

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  • Looking Back – 2012

    Every year the staff of the Batesville Daily Guard votes on what it considers to be the top 10 local news stories of the year. In 2012, Health Resources of Arkansas, a Batesville-based behavioral health services provider, topped the list after seeing one CEO fired, …

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  • Driver arrested after getting break from cop

    Unappreciative of a policeman’s Christmas kindness, a Batesville man was arrested when he was stopped for the second time within minutes Christmas night. Around 8:30 Dec. 25 Deputy Bret Ward said he saw a 2001 Ford Explorer going the wrong way (west) on College Avenue. …

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  • Izard men arrested for battery

    MELBOURNE — There was no “peace on earth, good will to men” this Christmas for a few Izard County men, judging by the battery reports made to the sheriff’s office. Kenny Joe Johnson, 34, of Mount Pleasant was arrested Christmas Eve for choking and slapping …

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  • Pharmacy burglaries fail

    Police investigated two failed burglaries at local pharmacies over the weekend. The first occurred around 7:30 Sunday night when Charles Hon, owner of Hon’s Save-On Drugs at 1610 Harrison St., reported his business had been broken into. Deputy Bret Ward said when he arrived at …

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